Course Description

Studying History will help you make sense of our world by understanding how things came to be the way they are today. You’ll explore ideas and theories about human action by looking at the evidence of the past and develop excellent research, analysis and communication skills.
Your core units will include subjects such as ‘The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern History.’ You can choose electives to specialise in the history of Australia, Europe or Asia with units including ‘Europe Under the Dictators’, ‘The Vietnam Wars’, ‘Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents’ and ‘Crime and Punishment Since 1700’.
To broaden your knowledge and career prospects even further, you can combine History with other majors including Asian Studies, Philosophy, Global Politics and Policy, Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, Religion, English and Creative Writing or Sociology.
When you graduate, you’ll have the literary, analytical and communication skills you need for a broad range of careers in both public and private sectors, including roles in foreign affairs, journalism, teaching and the public service.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Murdoch Admission Information - Arts
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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 79.7% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 87.5% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 62.5% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 20.7% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $65,100 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.