Undergraduate study in History

What can you study in History?

You can choose from courses which focus on a variety of themes, cultures, regions and time periods. You can study New Zealand history, Māori and indigenous histories, European history, American history and the histories of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

You will learn both historical content and historical skills: critical and creative thinking, and the ability to research, assess, interpret and present historical information.

Structuring your major in History

You can take a major in History as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

  • For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
  • For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
  • For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in History. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

There are no specific requirements for the History major.

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 our Undergraduate Adviser.