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Introduction to History

Find yourself in Europe during the Middle Ages. Jump forward to the 20th century and the rise of multicultural Australia. See how attitudes to terrorism, crime and more have built today’s world view as you start your career in research and analysis.

Choose a history specialisation from:

  • Ancient history - explore an ancient history course to understand how the past has shaped today.
  • Australian history- travel through the centuries of Australian and world history.
  • Modern history - delve into the past to gain insights into the present.
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What is sociology? Discover if this study path is for you

Why do societies work the way they do? What influences human behaviour? These questions are at the heart of sociology. Let’s find out more about this fascinating field.

What can you do with a sociology degree?

Wondering what kind of sociology jobs you’ll be able to get after your studies? Lots! Let’s look at your options. 

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Despite recent changes to the way fees will be distributed for university students, if you’re interested in enrolling in an arts degree, there are still a range of benefits for your future.

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Learning a language has incredible cognitive benefits – so why not challenge yourself? (Bonus points if it's an Indigenous Australian language).

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