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Ancient History/History

Bachelors of Science/Arts

Examine the art, literature, religion, philosophy and social customs of early Mediterranean cultures through to cultures of the Middle Ages and beyond, including modern Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

Given the lasting influence of ancient ideas and institutions, the study of Ancient History helps to provide a basis for deeper understanding of modern society.

Graduates pursue roles in museums, publishing, media, international agencies, public and government sector here and overseas.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for history

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Heritage site manager
  • Historical researcher
  • History teacher
  • Cultural curator
  • Historical adviser
  • Arts and cultural officer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Turning Points in World History
  • The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus
  • The Rise of Ancient Greece: Greek History to the 4th Century BC
  • The History Makers

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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