Our degrees

Honours

Useful in itself, the Honours degree also provides a vital link between the undergraduate programme and the specialised Master’s programme. For an Honours degree in Historical Studies the minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree with a Major in History or Economic History or in a cognate discipline. Honours at the Department of Historical Studies is a one-year programme in which the students are required to successfully complete four taught courses and a research essay. Of the four taught courses one is compulsory and the remaining three courses may be selected from a range of available electives.

For additional guidance on and further information about the Honours Programme, interested students are advised to contact Associate Professor Sean Field, the convenor of the programme.

Click on the courses on the left for information on the individual courses.

See below for the requirements for each of the two specialisations.

 

Economic History Specialisation

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 is the last year in which this specialisation will be offered

Prescribed curriculum:

Four taught courses and a research essay.

Compulsory (core) courses:

 

HST4001H

Research Essay/Projects

HST4021H

Advanced Historical Methods & Approaches

And

HST4026F

Special Topics: Historical Studies (2019: History on the Hoof...)

HST4054F

Topics in South African Economic History

 

History Specialisation

Prescribed curriculum:

Four taught courses and a research essay.

Compulsory (core) courses:

 

HST4001H

Research Essay/Projects

HST4021H

Advanced Historical Methods & Approaches

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