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Bachelor of Arts (History)

  • Bachelor

Sheridan Institute of Higher Education’s Bachelor of Arts (History) program provides a three-year undergraduate program for students interested in pursuing a career in a history-related profession.

Key details

Degree Type
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, Aug
International Fees
$12,320 per year / $36,960 total

About this course

Sheridan Institute of Higher Education’s Bachelor of Arts (History) program provides a three-year undergraduate program for students interested in pursuing a career in a history-related profession.

The BA (History) comprises two (2) core History units and six (6) elective units specific to the History discipline, three (3) research-oriented units, three (3) core Christian studies units, and the choice of a wide range of electives from other academic disciplines.

Students graduating with a major in History will be well-grounded, critical thinkers, with the foundation knowledge required to pursue a history-related career, whether in the public or private sector, as a secondary school teacher, or a pathway towards postgraduate research in any branch of history.

Entry requirements

Entry to Undergraduate Awards (Domestic Students):

  • A minimum ATAR score of 60 and completion of WACE or an equivalent qualification from an Australian secondary school with a scaled mark of at least 50 in ATAR English OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV in a relevant discipline AND
  • Satisfactory interview.

Applicants for the Diploma of Science also require scaled marks of at least 50 in one ATAR Mathematics and one ATAR Science subject.

Entry to Undergraduate Awards (International Students):

  • Successful completion of an assessable qualification from Australia or comparable qualification from selected countries OR
  • High school completion AND
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent AND
  • Satisfactory interview.

Applicants for the Diploma of Science also require scaled marks of at least 50 in one comparable High School Maths and one High School Science course.

Minimum Prior Qualification
High School Certificate
English Language
IELTS 6.0+
TOEFL 550.0+

Study locations

Perth CBD

Career pathways

History graduates acquire a knowledge and skill set that can lead to a diverse range of careers, including:

  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Heritage officer
  • Historian
  • Museum curator
  • Public policy officer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/lecturer

Course structure

  • 8
  • 15
  • 23

A minimum of 23 units must be taken to complete the Sheridan College Bachelor of Arts (Geography). Each unit is worth 3 credit points, with the exception of the Research Project (6 credit points) for a total of 72 credit points.

Academic Writing (1 module)

Core History Subjects (2 units)

  • The Indian Ocean in World History 1: c.3000 BC – c.1500 AD
  • The Indian Ocean in World History 2: c.1500 AD - 2001

History Electives (choose 6 units)

  • World War II in Asia
  • History of Christianity 1: Early Church to Medieval Era
  • History of Christianity 2: The Reformation to the Modern Era
  • Modern Australia: Society, Culture and Religion, 1788 to the Present
  • A Hundred Schools of Thought: The Golden Age of Chinese Philosophy
  • The Chinese Diaspora in Modern World History
  • History of Judaism
  • History of Buddhism
  • History of Hinduism
  • Arabia Before Islam

Core Research Subjects (3 units)

  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Research Methods for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Research Project

Common Core Subjects (3 units)

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Survey of the Bible
  • Christianity as a Worldview

General Electives (choose 9 units)

  • Units from any discipline where appropriate prerequisites have been met. The Faculty recommends that students in consider selecting additional electives from the History list where available.

History may also be taken as a double-major in combination with another specialisation.

Pathways and enabling courses

Sheridan College has signed formal pathway agreements with the following registered training organisations (RTOs):

Students who attain selected diploma and/or advanced diploma awards at these institutions are guaranteed credit towards Bachelor degrees at Sheridan College. Contact your provider or the Sheridan College office for information relating to the credit schedule.

If your RTO provider is not on this list, you may still be eligible for credit at Sheridan College. Click here to read the Sheridan College Credit Transfer and Prior Learning Policy and contact the College discuss your qualifications.

Sheridan College welcomes approaches from RTOs wishing to establish formal pathway agreements into Sheridan College's higher education degree programs.

How to apply

Prospective students should first download, complete and return the Application Form (for Domestic Students) or International Student Application Form and the Genuine Student Evaluation Form (for International Students).

Sheridan College will review your application. If your application meets the relevant requirements for the course you have selected, the College will invite you to an interview with the Executive Principal.

If the College is satisfied that you have demonstrated the capacity to succeed in higher education, the College will send you an official offer.

  • The offer is not an official acceptance of enrolment. You must accept the offer and return it.

Once you have signed the official offer of acceptance and paid the initial fees, Sheridan College will send an official acceptance letter.

(For International Students Only) For a list of agents who can assist you with your application, please click here.


Application Deadline

The application deadline is one calendar week prior to Orientation in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3. Orientation dates are published on the Sheridan College Academic Calendar.