Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Karen Auerbach


Previously coded HYM5170


A period of work experience in the applied history field involving about eighty hours of work placement, which may be taken in a museum, heritage organisation, as an assistant to a freelance historian or similar. A short series of seminars introduces students to the idea of applied history, and the diverse opportunities for employment in the field. Students pursue a practical project during the placement resulting in a substantial report or other piece of written work.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to have developed a network of professional contacts in applied history and negotiated (in consultation with the subject co-ordinator) a period of work experience. Students will be expected to develop their understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working as a applied historian, and to develop high levels of presentation and communication skills.


Written work: 90% (7500 words)
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Karen Auerbach

Contact hours

2 hour seminar each week for 4 weeks (held in the evening)


Only available in the Masters of Applied History