Australian Studies


Australian Studies is a broad interdisciplinary field, covering studies of Australian history, culture, politics and the environment from its first settlement by Aboriginal people until the present. Students come away from our courses with a solid understanding of the key events and issues that define Australian society today, and Australia’s place in the wider world. These skills place our graduates in high demand by employers in both public and private sectors, both here and overseas where Australian knowledge is required.

Studying Australian Studies at UNSW

Australian Studies is a BA minor in the current program. Australian Studies occupies a unique position in the Australian tertiary curriculum as it offers both Australian and international students the opportunity to examine Australian history, culture and society from the perspectives of a variety of complementary disciplines and programs. We offer a gateway course, Australian Legends, at Level 1, and students are able to select from a wide diversity of courses offered across different disciplines and schools in Arts and Social Sciences in level 2 and level 3. For further information please visit our website at

Australian Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
Australian Studies Minor AUSTA24054

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