Bachelor of Arts (History)

Course summary

Engage, explore and appreciate diverse pasts when you study History at UOW, and learn from the past to inform your future. History enriches your understanding of the world by offering knowledge and skills to comprehend the broad scope of human experiences - from our everyday lives, to global processes. You will learn to research information, critically evaluate debates, and express your arguments and beliefs clearly and effectively.

UOW's History degree focuses on themes that link Australian and international history, ancient and modern. You will discover what it is to be a Historian, through subjects that help you develop a sophisticated and critical appreciation of contemporary approaches to historical theories, methods, interpretation, arguments, and uses of evidence.

What you will study

Our core subjects will teach you broad histories of specific Australian, Asian and European societies. In second and third year you will be able to specialise and study topics in greater depth, including histories of empires, the political and social impacts of wars, and the development of the State.

In addition to the History major you will choose a minor or a second major from the Bachelor of Arts offerings.

Completion of full majors at regional campuses is subject to availability at time of enrolment.

UAC Codes by campus:

  • 753101 Wollongong
  • 753102 UOW Shoalhaven
  • 753106 UOW Batemans Bay
  • 753107 UOW Bega
  • 753108 UOW Southern Highlands

 

Course information

Study area

Arts & Humanities

Campus

Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Course Code

702

ATAR-SR

70

IB Score

25

Duration

3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

000612E

UAC Code

753101

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission (where year 12 students are assessed on a combination of their results so far, and a personal interview with UOW staff).

Students with results indicated below will gain an Early Admissions interview for this course.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 25. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called ‘bonus points’. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Students who have completed the Diploma of Social Science (UOW College) are eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit towards the Bachelor of Arts.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

In 2017, international students will not be able to study at the South Western Sydney campus.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

16

16

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Students who have completed the Diploma of Social Science (UOW College) are eligible for up to 24 credit points of credit towards the Bachelor of Arts.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,032 (2019)

$78,192 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 September 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 26 October 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

Southern Highlands

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 28 September 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 26 October 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants on this campus.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 16 July 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Bega, Batemans Bay

Enrolment and Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 16 July 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Evaluate complex issues and ideas about society and culture
2 Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in a variety of real-world professional contexts
3 Communicate concepts effectively to a range of audiences
4 Use digital and other technologies essential for careers and lifelong learning

Each major also has  learning outcomes that are unique to that major and outlined on each major page. 

Course Structure

To qualify for award of this degree, a candidate must satisfactorily complete a total of at least 144 credit points, comprised of the following:

  1. At least one major study available in the Bachelor of Arts, outlined below (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 54 credit points);
  2. LHA 101 - Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (6 credit points). This subject is undertaken in the first session and is designed to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed at University. LHA 101 assists students to understand the structure of their degree, plan their study pathway, and plan for post-university careers. It introduces students to key concepts including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning;
  3. A second major study (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 54 credit points) OR, a minor study (minimum of 24 credit points) from within Law, Humanities, and The Arts;
  4. Elective subjects to bring the total credit points to at least 144.

Note:

  • At least 24 credit points of subjects completed at the 300-level within the major must be at a pass mark or higher;
  • No more than 60 credit points can be taken in 100-level subjects.

Navigating the Bachelor of Arts Degree (Wollongong)

You construct your Bachelor of Arts degree by selecting majors and minors. Many of the majors and minors reflect areas of study that will be familiar already (such as English, History, Politics) and some that may be less familiar (such as International studies, Sociology and Environmental Humanities). Completing a major (or two) as part of your Bachelor of Arts degree will give you a set of skills that relate to the discipline you are studying (gaining expertise in History, for example) and also generic skills in critical thinking, analysis, cultural intelligence, and conceptual frameworks. Because you can do more than one major, it’s a good idea to choose widely in your first year, before settling on a major/or majors in your second year. For those thinking of doing a double major + minor, popular combinations include:

  • History and Ancient History/Archaeology and Science and Technology Studies
  • English and Philosophy, and Language/Linguistics
  • Sociology and International Relations and Gender Studies
  • Indigenous Studies and Politics and Ethics
  • Creative Writing and English and Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Humanities and Philosophy and Art History

As long as you complete at least one major and one minor from the Bachelor of Arts, you can also take a major and/or minor from outside of the Bachelor of Arts degree. Popular majors from outside the Bachelor of Arts include: Criminology, Digital and Social Media, Economics, Global Screen Media, Global Sustainable Development, Human Geography, Journalism, Marketing, Communication and Advertising, Visual Communication Design, Global Sustainable Development, International Business, Economics, Human Resource Management, Management and Public Relations.

For information on Bachelor of Arts majors offered at Bega, Batemans Bay, Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven campuses please see the Bachelor of Arts (Regional Campuses).

Bachelor of Arts Majors

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts within the Faculty must take at least one of the following majors:

Students have the option of taking a second major, either from the list above, or from outside the Bachelor of Arts.

Minors

As part of the Bachelor of Arts, students must take a minimum of one minor in additional to a major. Some students choose to turn this minor into a second major.

Students may also wish to take more than one minor if their total credit points allow.

Most minors consist of 24 credit points and require at least 12 credit points at 200 level or higher.

Students may not undertake a Major and Minor Study in the same discipline (for example, students cannot take both a major and a minor in History).

Details of minors can be found on the 2019 LHA General Schedule of Minors page:

  • Ancient History
  • Animal Studies
  • Art History
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese (Mandarin) for Character Background Students
  • Chinese (Mandarin) for Non-Chinese Background Students
  • Creative Production
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital and Social Media
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • English Literatures
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Ethics
  • European Studies
  • French
  • Game Production
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Screen Media
  • Global Sustainable Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing Communication and Advertising
  • Media Arts
  • Modern History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts 
Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Studying Arts and Humanities at UOW allows you to tailor your degree specifically to your interests. Our flexible options let you choose the direction your program takes, such as specialising in a historical, political, international or creative discipline.

At UOW, you will learn from experts who head international committees and edit journals that have worldwide circulation, who are exploring socio-political issues in health, science and technology, law and the environment and who research the vibrancy of language and its origins, or the cultural impact of an electronic culture.

Awards and Rankings

The federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2018 ranked UOW:

  • 1st in NSW and the ACT for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences 

UOW is also rated in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

  • English Language and Literature

Career opportunities
  • Archiving and Librarianship
  • Art & Design
  • Arts
  • Business Development & Administration
  • Community & Social Services
  • Consultancy
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government Policy
  • Healthcare Policy & Management
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Historian
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology & Design
  • Journalism
  • Social Policy
  • Translation & Interpreting
  • Legal Work
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Media & Publishing
  • Politics
  • Production and Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Writing

 

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