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 in the present, and gives us the tools 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.
- A choice in courses to fit your specific 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:
- Three 200-level HIST 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.
For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport Coaching, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:
- 75 points in 100 to 300-level HIST courses, with at least 45 points above 100-level
A study in history teaches you a range of skills that lead to careers involving analysis, communication, creative thinking, research, and more.
Some career pathways could include:
- Media and communications
- Political relations, foreign affairs, policy
- Iwi engagement and development.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree in History.
Tāhuhu Kōrero | Department of History
Phone +64 3 369 3377
Level 5, Karl Popper building – see campus maps
Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
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