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Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-HISTR Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Historians explore the past, examining the development of social, political, cultural and economic forces and how they have shaped societies and cultures over time.

This major will help you to make an impact and help society overcome and adapt to the challenges of our changing environment.

By examining the past, this major seeks to explain present day societies, events and everyday life. Its international scope includes specialised studies in Australian history, India and the subcontinent, the Middle East, Southern Africa, Japan, Indonesia and Europe. You can choose from topics including war and conflict, dictatorships, studies of marginalised groups, political economies, and place and belonging.

Elective units throughout your course give you the freedom to study more units in your chosen field, or any other discipline (providing you meet any prerequisites).

History is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Research Officer
  • Historian
  • Museum Curator
  • Political Scientist

Historians may find work in:

  • federal and state public services
  • local government
  • radio and print journalism
  • teaching
  • libraries
  • museums
  • tourism and consulting
  • research
  • cultural heritage.

Possible careers


If you are planning a career as a high school teacher you should study a second major or minor which can be taught in the classroom. The secondary curriculum offers a wide range of options including English, art, drama, maths, sciences, media and languages. We advise you to check with the relevant schools regarding prerequisites and available electives in the area you wish to study.

Note: You will need to complete either a double degree with Secondary Education or a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) after the completion of your Bachelor of Arts to become a qualified teacher.

Public Policy

If you are planning a career in public policy, you may consider choosing electives in:

Museums/Cultural Heritage

If you are seeking a career in museums or cultural heritage, you may consider choosing electives in:

Why History?

  • You will acquire critical thinking skills and the capacity to analyse and discuss ideas, all readily transferable into a wide range of careers.
  • You will benefit from top-class teachers who are experts in their field.