Modern history

Delve into the past to gain insights into the present.

Why study Modern History online?

Encounter history’s most important figures and place their actions in historical context. 

Modern History lets us understand how events like the American Civil War, the Russian Revolution, the World Wars, the Cold War and the Vietnam War have shaped our world. Studying history is especially useful to inform work in the public sector, museums, schools and universities and the legal system.

You’ll globe-trot across Australia and the world throughout this modern history major.

Modern history highlights

  • Understand the root of contemporary issues.
  • Develop cognitive skill through engagement with historical events.
  • Explore historical, social and cultural contexts.

Modern history specialisations

  • Contextualise historical events.
  • Critical and analytical thinking.
  • Cultural engagement and understanding.

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