Understanding the past helps solve problems of the present.

We believe history is the foundation for understanding current challenges of the 21st century. That’s why Swinburne offers history, one of the top three disciplines studied at Australian universities.

History is an opportunity to investigate and understand the past. At Swinburne we provide a unique platform for you to research, engage and challenge traditional practices. We’ll also expose you to the origins of today’s problems. These include themes of war and peace, colonialism, gender and political histories. Meanwhile, you’ll develop critical skills in understanding how history is made and written.

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Take on the world's Grand Challenges

Study a Bachelor of Arts and take part in the Grand Challenges final-year project.

Conducted in collaboration with the Swinburne Institute of Social Research, the project fosters team-based research activity and challenges you to go beyond the comfort of discipline boundaries. You'll develop valuable collaborative skills by researching innovative solutions to contemporary issues facing society.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

History courses