Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2317

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the History single major.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: +61 7 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

Why study History?

The Honours program in History prepares students to undertake advanced research in history, and introduces the techniques, methodologies, writing and communication skills required of the professional researcher. Students write a thesis of 15,000-20,000 words on a topic of their choice under the direction of a thesis adviser. In addition to the thesis component, students are required to complete four specialist research courses, including one compulsory course in historical theory and/or historiography, and selected courses in the fields of Australian, Asian, American, European, cultural, applied, and community history. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in History to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.

What you can study

An Honours year in History focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.

Courses

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the History single major.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.