History and philosophy

Bring the past into the present

Delve into the past and explore the fundamental questions about how we understand the world today by studying history and philosophy online through Open Universities Australia. 

Dig up a dialogue about the history of art, architecture, religion, and literature of ancient civilisations. 

Explore some of humankind’s oldest questions, then examine the impact of the very newest technologies on our sense of self. 

Collect things from faraway places or restore objects and narrate memories. Get critical, research, evaluate and debate. Recall the written words of people, reimagine exotic ancient places or explore Australia’s identity in the 21st century.

Follow a historic course and rediscover the past and compare it to the present.

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History & philosophy degrees

Undergraduate MAQ-ART-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in English
  • Major in Ancient History
  • Major in Modern History
  • Major in Philosophy
  • Major in Politics
  • Major in Sociology
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Indigenous Studies
  • Major in International Relations

Undergraduate GRF-ART-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Arts

  • Major in Art History
  • Major in Creative Writing
  • Major in Criminal Justice
  • Major in History
  • Major in Journalism
  • Major in Literature
  • Major in Media Studies
  • Major in Public Relations
  • Major in Screen Culture
  • Major in Sociology

Undergraduate CUR-FAV-DEG-2021

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Visual Culture)

  • Common Level 1 Subjects
  • Level 1 Major - Fine Art
  • Level 1 Major - Visual Culture
  • Level 2 Major - Fine Art
  • Level 2 Major - Visual Culture
  • Level 3 Major - Fine Art
  • Level 3 Major - Visual Culture

Postgraduate ACU-THE-GCE-2020

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

  • Ancient Languages stream - Theological Studies
  • Biblical World stream - Theological Studies

Rich, diverse and rewarding careers built on reviving and reliving the past

Preserve yesterday’s memories and relics today or protect sites and landscapes of historic significance for tomorrow. From narrating history to interpreting artefacts, managing a museum or teaching others about the past—resurrect your passion and reinvent a future about the past. 

Study a history major or graduate diploma and work in tourism, art, recreation or archive a career in museums and curate galleries. Or, study a philosophy major and work in the public sector, policy, the legal system, community development, the not-for-profit sector and consulting.


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