University of Newcastle(UON)

University Dr, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia


Rank(2017) 13 10 15 20 17
Rank(2018) 13 10 15 20 17


The History major provides students with an understanding of and ability to interpret the societies, people and events of the past. Courses survey the histories of nations or regions (Australia, Europe, Britain, Asia and the United States), while others examine specific themes or events, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Vietnam war, women's history, or even film.

Graduates are valued for their disciplined, critical use of evidence and sophisticated writing skills. Employment opportunities for history majors exist in their discipline sector (i.e. universities, museums, heritage management) and also in other industries that value high-level written and verbal communication and proficient critical thinking skills. Postgraduate completion can lead to careers in teaching and law while Honours can further develop graduates skills and makes them particularly attractive to government employers. Some students choose to combine their history studies with courses from other disciplines such as human resources, marketing and journalism to further broaden their career prospects in these areas.

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Placement electives are available to students studying this major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, and Bachelor of Social Science.

For more information about History, visit the School of Humanities and Social Sciences site.

UON stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Architecture, Planning and Landscape
  • Arts and Cultures
  • Business School
  • Combined Honours Centre
  • Education, Communication and Language Sciences
  • English Literature, Language and Linguistics
  • Geography, Politics and Sociology
  • History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Law School
  • Modern Languages

Medical Sciences

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Dental Sciences
  • Medical Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

Science, Agriculture and Engineering

  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences


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