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The Australian National University

Future students

The School of History fully reflects the University's status as Australia's leading research intensive university. Studying history at ANU also allows students to benefit from the resources of the national capital region's cultural and collecting institutions, including the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, and the National Gallery of Australia.

Researchers, teachers and supervisors in the School interpret and analyse the past in ways that lead students to think critically about the ways history is made, used and debated in academia and in public life. Historical training develops the capacity to place issues, events and individuals in context. Students learn through studying history how to manage diverse information, to develop analytical skills and to write clearly.

Students who specialise in history are highly valued by employers in sectors ranging from government, industry, finance, politics and public relations, through to the professions, the services sector and the arts. Studying history also provides a valuable dimension to any combined degree course. 

Graduate research and undergraduate programs in the School of History reflect its commitment to enrich students’ experience through full access to the scholarship of all academic staff, including the programs of the School's three centres and the School's major projects, including the Australian Dictionary of Biography. 

To apply for admission and for more information visit the following pages

Updated: 16 August 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher