The Master of History requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses
A minimum of 48 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses
The 96 units must consist of:
24 units from completion of the following introductory courses:
ANCH6013 Ancient World in Film
ANCH6026 Rome: After Empire (Europe 400–800 AD)
ANCH6101 Cultures in Conflict: Greeks, Romans and Others in Southern Italy and Sicily
ANCH6102 State, Sanctuary and Community: Archaeology of Settlement and Memory in Ancient Greece
ANCH6103 Ancient Athens: Democracy and Empire
ANCH6104 Rome: Republic to Empire
ANCH6501 Travellers and Geographers in Antiquity
ANCH6502 Bad Neighbours: Evidence of Athenian Life from 4th Century Law-court Speeches
ANCH6506 Dark Age to Democracy: Early Greek History, 1000-480 BC
HIST6022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
HIST6112 Plagues, Pandemics and Public Health in History
HIST6126 American Sixties
HIST6128 Convicts and Emigrants: Australia, 1770s to 1870s
HIST6133 Race and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950
HIST6136 World At War, 1939-1945
HIST6143 Celebrity: An Unauthorised History
HIST6205 Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1492-1776
HIST6214 The Great War, 1914-1919
HIST6221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848
HIST6223 The French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST6227 Australian Political History
HIST6232 Crime and Justice: Historical Dilemmas
HIST6233 How the Camera Changed History: A Century of Photography and Cinema
HIST6235 Exploration: Columbus to the Moon
HIST6238 Rock, Sex and War: Australia's 1960s - 1970s
HIST6240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945
HIST6242 The Soviet Union: From the Russian Revolution to the Collapse of Communism
HIST6243 Vikings, Crusades, Mongols: Shaping Medieval Europe c.850–1300
HIST6509 Tudor-Stuart England c.1485-1714: Politics, Society, Culture
HUMN6001 Introduction to Digital Humanities and Public Culture - Tools, Theories and Methods
HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information
HUMN6003 Digital Humanities and Public Culture: Projects and Engagement
24 units from completion of the following disciplinary courses:
ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives
ASIA8512 Supervised Project in Asia-Pacific Studies
CLAS8002 Graduate Reading Course A
CLAS8008 Readings in Classics
HIST8011 Biography and History
HIST8014 Sites of Memory: The Uses of Indigenous History
HIST8015 Colonial Australia in an Imperial World
HIST8016 Colonial Encounters
HIST8021 Readings in History
HIST8023 History Incorporated: Early Modern Bodies, 1550-1750
HIST8026 Nazism: The Politics and Practices of Memory
HIST8030 Decolonising History? Indigenous Perspectives, Deep History, and Postcolonial Challenges
HIST8144 Australia, the Region and the World: 1901-2010
HIST8228 The Enlightenment and its Critics: 1700 to the Present
HIST8234 Seminar in Public History*
HUMN8030 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project
HUMN8038 Oral History and Heritage Practice and Theory
12 units from completion of research training courses from the following list:
CLAS8019 Classics Methods and Evidence
HIST6110 Approaches to History
HIST8024 Seminar in Advanced Historiography
HIST8030 Decolonising History? Indigenous Perspectives, Deep History, and Postcolonial Challenges
HIST8234 Seminar in Public History
12 units from completion of HIST8027 Seminar in Advanced Historical Research
Note (*): HIST8234 Seminar in Public History will be available from 2022.
24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU.
Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
Students must complete the Bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in order to commence the Master degree.
|Year 1 48 units||Introductory course 6 units||Introductory course 6 units||Introductory course 6 units||Introductory course 6 units|
|HIST8027 Seminar in Advanced Historical Research 12 units||-||Disciplinary Course 6 units||Research Training Course 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||Disciplinary Course 6 units||Disciplinary Course 6 units||Disciplinary Course 6 units||Research Training Course 6 units|
|ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units||ANU Elective Course 6 units|
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.
However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.
If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Applications for course credit
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
Ancient History, Archaeology, History, Journalism, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Social Sciences.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
With internationally renowned teaching staff, and surrounded by national cultural institutions, ANU is a historian’s dream.
Studying history at ANU you can draw upon our prize-winning teaching and research in Australian, North American, ancient, early modern and modern European, and British history, and the expertise of our leading centres for Indigenous history, environmental history, and biography.
The resources of the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia are also all at your fingertips.
The Master of History provides the theoretical grounding and practical skills you need for the advanced study of history, plus the opportunity to tailor a program according to your interests. If you’re a secondary school teacher, you are able to focus on areas in the national curriculum for history.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
A Master of History will advance your career in government, industry, finance, politics, public relations, the services sector, teaching, the arts or in any profession requiring good management of diverse information, analytical and writing skills.
review, analyse, and synthesise historical materials, knowledge and theory;
exercise critical thinking in historical theory while developing understanding of historical interpretations and debates;
learn the technical skills needed to undertake independent historical research;
present a clear and coherent exposition of historical ideas and materials to a variety of audiences, and
undertake an independent research project.
Information on inherent requirements in currently not available for this program.
- Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
- Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.