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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Major in modern history

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 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
  • Major in Applied Ethics

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