What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice focuses specifically on the professional development of historians. As it is recommended for professional historians to engage in the study of a cognate discipline relevant to their chosen professional speciality - and because historical inquiry is now widely accepted as elemental to various professions beyond those conventionally associated with history - this course also includes a field of study opportunity whereby the student's study and training in history may be purposefully combined with other disciplines, to facilitate education in, for example, historical fiction and writing, social history and criminology, family history and sociology, national history and languages, cultural history and music.

Career Opportunities

As a result of acquiring these skills, graduates are highly employable in a wide range of fields. Options include, but are by no means limited to: Teaching (especially for history and studies in religion graduates); Tourism; Publishing; Marketing and advertising; Public relations; Journalism and media; Professional writing; Heritage management; Defence and foreign service; Counselling; Museum management; Public service; Foreign affairs and diplomacy; Community and social work; Aid agencies; Libraries; Research; Legal work; Professional history

Course Aims

History is not merely an academic discipline which is the preserve of historians; it is a field of human inquiry which impacts upon everyday life and underpins several major industries and occupations. To this end, the degree has been designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of all the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of historical inquiry, and the many and varied methodologies that can be employed to shed light on the past, and to make use of that past for today's changing world. History is also by its nature a cross-disciplinary study, and the degree is structured to provide an understanding of the multidisciplinary applications and relevance of historical study across multiple fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

understand history as a critical field of human inquiry, which is multifaceted and global in nature;

understand the application of historical inquiry in a variety of different occupations, industries and career-settings;

attain an appreciation for the global and multidisciplinary applicability of historical study, both as a support for other fields of human inquiry and knowledge construction, as well as in its own right;

employ a variety of methodologies and conceptual approaches in practising historical inquiry, including methods of evidence-location, evaluation, interpretation and application; and

demonstrate increased awareness of their status as global citizens, opinion-formers and knowledge-creators for the new century.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

072406D

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,880.00 (US$ 19,297) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,880.00 (US$ 19,297) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. SATV and SATM (SAT1) – Pre March 2016 - Complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band. Composite SAT1 Score (from March 2016) - Composite SAT1 score of 1020. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Recommended studies is any two units of History.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale

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