Modern History is made up of research-focused historians from diverse backgrounds who specialize in gender history, world history, postcolonial history, media history, European history and Australian history. We offer diverse programs of study with particular strengths in Australian History, World and global History, and Europe and the West. We also offer exciting units in women's and gender history and the history of film and popular culture.
Politics and International Relations has strong links to all the social sciences, especially history, sociology, law, anthropology and economics. Staff in the department have a broad variety of interests, contributing to a diverse study program. The department offers a comprehensive range of units and programs of study, from single undergraduate units to bachelors and coursework masters degrees, and supports a strong PhD program with candidates working under supervision on local, regional and international studies of power, conflict and peacemaking, policy-making and enduring issues of theoretical or philosophical concern.