single degree

Master of History (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MHISTADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • History
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • History
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of History (Advanced) 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

ANCH6505 A region in antiquity: Gallipoli and western Turkey

ANCH6506 Dark Age to democracy: early Greek history, 1000-480 BC

HIST6022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History

HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States,1865-2000

HIST6126 American Sixties

HIST6128 Convicts and Emigrants: Australia, 1770s to 1870s

HIST6133 Human Variations 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

HIST6213 Real Men: Manhood and Identity in the Western World

HIST6214 The Great War, 1914-1919

HIST6221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848

HIST6223 The French Revolution and Napoleon 

HIST6228 Enlightenment Worlds

HIST6229 Sexuality in Australian History

HIST6232 Crime and Justice: Historical Dilemmas

HIST6233 How the Camera Changed History: A century of photography and cinema

HIST6234 The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain

HIST6235 Exploration: Columbus to the Moon

HIST6236 Debating Anzac

HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage

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 

HIST6244 Legends and Life Stories: Australia Since 1788

HIST6509 Tudor-Stuart England c.1485-1714: Politics, Society, Culture

HUMN6001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects

HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information

HUMN6003 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices


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 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters

HIST8021 Readings in History

HIST8023 History Incorporated: Early Modern Bodies, 1550-1750

HIST8026 Nazism: The Politics and Practices of Memory

HUMN8009 Biography and Society

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


12 units from completion of HIST8027 Seminar in Advanced Historical Research 


24 units from completion of Thesis courses on the following list:

THES8102 Thesis

THES8113 Thesis (Online)


Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in either THES8102 Thesis or THES8113 Thesis (Online) in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester.

Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of History.

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.

Master Research

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Study Options

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
THES8102 Thesis 6 to 24 units OR THES8113; - - -

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

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 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.


Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8102 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of History.


Cognate Disciplines

Ancient History, Archaeology, History, Journalism, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Social Sciences


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 6.0/7.0.


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.


Diversity factors

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.

Cognate Disciplines

Ancient History, Archaeology, History, Journalism, Museum Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Social Sciences

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,344.00

Scholarships

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 (Advanced) 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.
 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

A Master of History (Advanced) 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review, analyse, and synthesise historical materials, knowledge and theory;
  2. Exercise critical thinking in historical theory while developing understanding of historical interpretations and debates;
  3. Learn the technical skills needed to undertake independent historical research;
  4. Present a clear and coherent exposition of historical ideas and materials to a variety of audiences, and
  5. Complete a major piece of research in the field of history

Research Strengths

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is currently not available for this program.

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