History

HONOURS SUBJECT AREA

Studying History will allow students to study the political, social and cultural elements of societies over time to provide the knowledge and analytical skills to develop an understanding of our world today.
In taking our units, students learn to work as individuals and in groups, to communicate effectively using verbal and written forms, and to analyse problems and present answers in a scholarly manner.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The fourth-year honours program in history consists of two seminars, which students take in the first semester, and a thesis of 15,000-20,000 words, which is due in October.

Honours is a single, unified program. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcript will record only your final, overall Honours mark. The thesis is worth 60% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%.

Related subject areas

Ancient History, Archaeology, Heriage Studies, Philosophy

Our courses that offer this honours subject area