History

HistoryWhy study History?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in History gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification. Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program or by direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

Private consultant, heritage work, museum or gallery curator, academic, teacher, publishing, media industry and journalism, arts administration, policy advisor, film or documentary maker, research assistant, information officer, librarian, archives officer, author.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (20% of final mark).

Seminars

Attendance and participation in the Honours Research Seminar in both first and second semesters (10% of final mark).

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor degree majoring in History or Art History with at least 130 credit points of History or Art History subjects with a 75% average or greater. You are also normally expected to have completed Honours preparation subject HIS3RHB Reflective and Narrative History (HIS3RHB).

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (20% of final mark).

Seminars

Attendance and participation in the Honours Research Seminar in both first and second semesters (10% of final mark).

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor degree majoring in History or Art History with at least 130 credit points of History or Art History subjects with a 75% average or greater. You are also normally expected to have completed Honours preparation subject HIS3RHB Reflective and Narrative History (HIS3RHB).

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

Available to students of Archaeology, Art History, History, European and Greek Studies, the Classical Association of Victoria, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne are each offering a scholarship, in association with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), to enable three Honours or Postgraduate students to travel to Greece to undertake academic research.  For further information please contact Roger Scott, r.scott@unimelb.edu.au or Jenny Webb, jenny.webb@latrobe.edu.au

 

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