Studying History gives you an insight into the forces that have shaped our world and ourselves.

You can study different cultures, regions, themes and time periods to gain an appreciation of the lives and experiences of people in the past. You can also understand how societies have changed over time.

Study opportunities include New Zealand history, Māori and indigenous histories, pre-modern and modern Europe, American history and the histories of Asia, Australia and the Pacific.

History and your career

Our graduates have careers in government, the public service, teaching and libraries, and as researchers with the Waitangi Tribunal and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage/Te Manatu Taonga. Others have continued their study of History at institutions such as Harvard University and Oxford University.

Study options in History

History is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by History in the School of Humanities.

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