Study History

History and Political Thought (HPT) is a distinctive student-centred, research-driven, world-class major. At Western Sydney University, HPT students study Asian, Australian, European and Global History, contemporary international politics, and the evolution of ideas about political organisation. HPT students gain a deep understanding of historical events and processes across a range of cultures. HPT graduates are prized for their analytical and communication skills, ability at handling complex data, lateral thinking and ability to use the past to illuminate the present.

To read more about our historians, their research interests and activities, see the History at Western Sydney University pages.

History Courses

Course NameLocationDurationATAR
Bachelor of Arts - Organisations and Work Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Peace and Development Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Music Performance Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - Musicology Penrith 3F / 6P 70.05
Bachelor of Arts - Innovation and Change Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - International English Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Economy and Markets Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Criminology and Criminal Justice Penrith; Bankstown 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55
Bachelor of Arts - Creative Writing Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 72.85; 70.00
Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Urban Studies Penrith; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Global Business Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Heritage and Tourism Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - History and Political Thought Major Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 70.05; 71.55; 70:45
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Arabic Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Indonesian Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45
Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Major Bankstown; Parramatta 3F / 6P 71.55; 70.45

Careers in History

You may pursue roles in:

  • Public service
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • The heritage
  • Creative industries.