Master of History
Master of History
Put History into your future. Have a look at our new Master of History offered for the first time in 2009. Here is the opportunity to study across a range of histories (ancient, medieval, modern) or to concentrate in one area (Australian, American, Public History, Medieval, Ancient Greece and Rome etc). You can choose your program to suit your interests and your future plans. You can choose to study at a pace that suits you - we offer flexibility and choice.
Why Study Master of History at UNE
Only UNE offers a Master of History degree where all the units you study lead you to a strong understanding of professional historical practice and at the same time allow you to follow your own interests. The degree is structured so that you begin by learning about the discipline of History. What is it? What makes it different from other disciplines? What does an Historian do? How do different historians work in different ways? Then you can branch out and choose from a wide range of specialist options. Explore something totally different or follow an area of interest. The choice is yours. Next you have the chance to put what you have learned into practice and write history yourself in a minor or major research project. If you think you’d like to publish your work you can learn how to do that too. Here is the one-step package to help you on your way to becoming an accomplished historian. You can do all this in the comfort of you own home at your own pace. You can study for interest or gain a qualification to help you advance your career. Enrol in a Master of History at UNE and let us put History into your future.
Who Should do it
This course is certainly designed for people wanting to explore History because they are interested in it and want to know more. That’s why there is so much flexibility in the choices we offer. At the same time we realise that teachers want to know more about certain historical topics so that they can be better teachers. The historiographical unit is especially useful for those teaching senior classes. Moreover, many of the units are directly related to subject areas taught in the Modern and Ancient History courses at high school. Teachers wanting to undertake units for professional development will be pleased to see that many of the topics are especially geared to their interests in the classroom not only in terms of content but in some of the assessment requirements as well because we realise that teachers have special interests and needs. Teachers already working in schools will gain from this course through extra professional development. Those wishing to upgrade their skills or change their discipline teaching fields will find this course especially helpful in that process. We recognise that many of our students in this course will already be working in a field relating to history. For that reason it is possible, for example, to do Work 500 as part of this degree, for example, which allows you to study within the context of a work environment. This gives a practical edge to your experience of History. This course is intended to provide a professional approach to the study of History and so we realise that students may wish to articulate from the Master of History into research programs such as the MA (Hons) or the PhD. This is possible if a 12 credit point research project is completed as part of the Master of History programme.
This course offers higher-level writing and research skills development. Moreover, it encourages critical thinking and analytical skills development as well, all of which will be useful in a range of professions especially journalism and media work, public relations, policy development, government and administration. Many of our graduates will wish to work as consulting historians or to continue in the teaching profession. Those not wishing to pursue career paths but are studying History out of interest will find the concentrated study of history at this higher level personally rewarding which may lead to the writing of History for pleasure and profit.
HIST 511, 512 and 513 are what we call shell units. They are marked with an asterisk * in the course program below. This means that within these units there is an opportunity to explore a range of areas with a linking theme. It means, for example, that if your interest is American History, or Australian History or Public History etc you will find a module within these units that will allow you to explore the theme through your area of interest. Each shell unit will require you to study two modules within the unit and to submit two assignments in total. Where appropriate, each module will give you a choice of three assignment tasks, one of which will be geared to the interests of teachers, another to the interests of public historians and a third less focused assignment task. In this way you will be able to build up your expertise in an area of interest or explore something totally new. If you are a public history student you will be able to approach this area from a variety of perspectives. The first of these new themed units will be available in 2009 with others to follow.
HIST514 (History for the Classroom) and HIST515 (Investigating Histories in the Classroom) are units especially designed for students wishing to teach the new National History Curriculum in high schools and/or primary schools.
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All Units are worth 6 credit points except HUMS508 which is worth 12 credit points.
GROUP A CORE – 6cp
HIST595 Understanding History
GROUP B 24-36cp
ANCH504 Society and the Individual in Classical Greece
ANCH505 Greek Democracy and its Enemies
ANCH510 The Art of Roman Government
ANCH512 The Caesars and the Roman Empire 49BC-AD193
ANCH514 Citizens and Society in Ancient Rome
ANCH515 The Shadow of Versuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
ANCH522 Bronze Age Greece and the Aegean
ANCH524 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids
ANCH525 New Kingdom Egypt
ANCH526 Art and Architecture in the Ancient World
ANCH551 Warfare in the Ancient World
ARPA552 Public Archaeology and Management
HIST505 Byzantine History AD 330-1056
HIST508 The Crusades
HIST510 Massacre and Genocide: Histories of Atrocity
HIST511 Crime, Incarceration, Servitude: Historical Views
HIST512 Cities of the Ancient and Modern World
HIST513 Empires: Conquest and Conflict
HIST529 Australia and the World: An International History
HIST538 Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories
HIST554 Imagining Australia: Empire, Nation, Sovereignty
HIST556 Public History
HIST561 The Cold War and Popular Culture
RELS581 Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History
RELS584 Religions of the Ancient Near East
RELS586 Buddhism: A History
RELS587 Earliest Christianity: Social Context and Sacred Text
RELS588 The Pagan Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome
HUMS505 Reading Unit A
GROUP C 6-18cp
HIST514 History in the Classroom
HIST515 Investigating Histories in the Classroom
HUMS507 Minor Research Project
HUMS508 Major Research Project
ENCO506 Writing for Work: Styles and Contexts
WORK500 Professional Skills Development