Postgraduate study in History

What you can study in History

Postgraduate study in History allows you to extend your skills and pursue specialised areas of historical research to suit your interests. You are encouraged to become familiar with current debates on the nature of history and with the major theoretical developments which have influenced the field in the past 20 years.

Study and research opportunities reflect staff research expertise in History:

  • New Zealand social, political and cultural history
  • Māori history
  • Modern US history
  • The Pacific Islands and their historical development
  • Australian history
  • Chinese, Japanese and Southeast Asian history
  • Medieval, early modern and modern European history
  • War, peace and international affairs
  • Sexuality
  • Science and technology
  • Medicine
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Film

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

A BA with a major in History. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Master of Arts in History

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in History with an average grade of B or higher. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in History. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in History

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 BA(Hons) schedule for History

Master of Arts in History

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 MA schedule for History

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in History:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying History, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.