About History

We were placed in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

Study opportunities in History

History at the University of Auckland explores our past through a range of courses. History encompasses every aspect of life in the past. By understanding the past you can discover how it influences the present and can shape the future.

Our teaching and research covers a wide range of historical fields and time periods:

  • New Zealand history
  • Māori and indigenous history
  • the history of pre-modern and modern Europe
  • United States history
  • the history of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

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Staff research in History

Staff research expertise includes sexual histories, the history of medicine, the medieval and early modern world, and transnational and comparative histories. International collaboration and exchange is a high priority for us.

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History at the University of Auckland houses New Zealand's leading historical journal, the New Zealand Journal of History.