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TracesmagWhether you're looking to upskill, change career or just research your family or community history, the University of New England's History courses can help you achieve your goals.

Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History

This course is designed particularly for people who wish to pursue formal studies in local, family and applied history and to build on their own research and interests.

Areas of study include introductions to the history and nature of history; the evolution of local, family and applied history, and; opportunities for work experiences as professional historians.

The course can be studied full time (1.5 year) or part time (up to 6 years); either on campus or online via distance education.

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Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice

Serious about studying history? Want a degree that will enable you to use history every day, in your employment or other work? The Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice is for you.

This is a new, tailor-made degree unique to UNE aimed at developing professional skills in multiple fields of historical inquiry and practice. It combines all the most important periods and topics of historical study – Ancient, Medieval and Modern – while focusing on the uses of history in the real world.

By third year, you will have the opportunity to complete your own History Project in an area of specific interest to you, such as a scholarly article, historical fiction, multimedia project, or documentary.

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Bachelor of Arts

Want to study History, but want to keep your options open? Looking for a broad-ranging degree that will prepare you for anything and everything? The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is for you.

The BA allows you the freedom to select areas of study from across the University, while specialising in two major fields of study. Ancient History, Australian History or International History majors give you a structured approach to studying history at UNE, while a History major lets you pick and choose from the Australian and International fields.

The BA is a world-class degree and is the foundation for studying History at a global level.

The duration for both courses is three years full time, or six years part time.

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Graduate Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History

A postgraduate, coursework diploma aimed at students with an interest in local, family and applied history and who have not necessarily done any formal study of history.

The diploma offers opportunities to extend skills in the research and presenting of, for example, local and community history, family history, history in museums, history through monuments, oral history, history and films and much more.

The course can be studied full time (1 year) or part time (up to 4 years); either on campus or online via distance education.

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Master of History

The Master of History covers three distinct areas: discipline knowledge, a choice of area studies, and writing history. This degree suits students coming to the study of history for the first time, as well as those who want to extend their knowledge in particular areas or upgrade their professional qualifications.

Subjects cover both Ancient and Modern History, including Ancient Greece and Rome, the ancient near East, Early Modern and Medieval History, American History, Australian History, Asian History, European History and Public History.

The course progresses from exploring the nature of history, through to specialised studies of historical periods and problems, and concludes with the opportunity to undertake substantial historical research projects.

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