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You are expected and encouraged to learn both historical content and historical skills: critical and creative thinking, and the ability to research, assess, interpret and present historical information.

You can take History as a BA major or you can take individual courses as electives in your BA. Find out more about the BA and BA conjoint degrees.
 

Undergraduate programmes in History

You can study History as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in History will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

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 

Requirements for a BA major and minor

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. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for History.

2018 BA schedule for History

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre