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Undergraduate subject


Tāhuhu Kōrero

03 October 2023
History explores past events in order to inform us about who we are and what is happening today.




History is at the heart of everything we do and is much more than studying the past — it gives you an insight into who we are as a society now, and helps us to make better decisions for the future.

At UC, you will learn about different eras of history and cultures around the world, while also looking into our own bicultural heritage.


What will my study involve?

  • Fit your courses to your interests whether that is revolutions, medieval history, religious beginnings, empires, or criminology.
  • You can minor in History in various different bachelor’s degrees to add historical knowledge to your studies.
  • Opportunity to complete a practical internship in organisations including archiving, museum curatorship, events and social media management, and research projects.



For the major in the Bachelor of Arts, complete the following courses:




Courses from Classics in Ancient History or Māori and Indigenous Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand History may also be included in the major up to 60 points, including up to 30 points at 300-level.

History minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:



Career opportunities

A study in history teaches you a range of skills that lead to careers involving analysis, communication, creative thinking, and research.

Career pathways could include:

  • media and communications
  • curatorship
  • political relations, foreign affairs, policy
  • iwi engagement and development.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in History.

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