Our degrees


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.


History Specialisation

Prescribed curriculum:

Four taught courses and a research essay.

Compulsory (core) courses:



Research Essay/Projects


Advanced Historical Methods & Approaches