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History

      What will I study?

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      Your course structure

      The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

      Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.

      New undergraduate History pathways

      From 2020, students undertaking a History major in the Bachelor of Arts are able to follow one of three new optional pathways: Politics and International History, Social and Cultural History, or Gender History.

      The pathways give students the opportunity to focus on a particular aspect or era of History, meet students who share similar interests, and effectively plan their History major.

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      COMPLETING YOUR MAJOR

      If you are taking History as a major, you must complete:

      • One level 1 elective subject and one Arts Foundation subject
      • 37.5 points (usually three subjects) of level 2 elective subjects (usually at second year)
      • 37.5 points (usually three subjects) of level 3 elective subjects (usually at third year)
      • and one level 3 capstone subject

      If you are taking History as a minor, you must complete:

      • One level 1 elective subject and one Arts Foundation subject
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 2 elective subjects (usually at second year)
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 elective subjects (usually at third year)
      BREADTH STUDIES

      Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

      Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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