History department

History is one of the fastest-growing disciplines at AUT, with an expanding range of courses across a variety of topics. We offer world-class teaching, and study options that are exciting and rewarding. We are also New Zealand’s leading university in online history learning.

Study history

You can study history as part of an AUT bachelor's degree, certificate or diploma.

History courses

You can also study individual history courses. Many of these are delivered online.

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Taught on campus

Taught online

Taught on campus

Taught online

Our most popular courses

The Holocaust: Its Causes, Character, and LegacyOnline course

A survey of the Holocaust, from its historic origins in European anti-Semitism, through to its implementation during the period of the Third Reich.

Learn the preconditions of the Holocaust in Europe, its subsequent implementation and scale, and recent historiographical issues relating to its enduring significance.

A survey of the Holocaust, from its historic origins in European anti-Semitism, through to its implementation during the period of the Third Reich.

Learn the preconditions of the Holocaust in Europe, its subsequent implementation and scale, and recent historiographical issues relating to its enduring significance.

HIST690 Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of WaitangiOnline course

Explore the critical issues relevant to the Tiriti O Waitangi, from the origins of the agreement, the meaning of its texts, its subsequent breaches, and recent attempts at resolving Treaty grievances.

A particular focus will be the analysis and interpretation of the way in which the Treaty can be applied to contemporary social, political and economic initiatives.

Explore the critical issues relevant to the Tiriti O Waitangi, from the origins of the agreement, the meaning of its texts, its subsequent breaches, and recent attempts at resolving Treaty grievances.

A particular focus will be the analysis and interpretation of the way in which the Treaty can be applied to contemporary social, political and economic initiatives.

HIST500 Introduction to New Zealand HistoryOnline course

Develop awareness and general knowledge of New Zealand’s history, and analyse the concepts of nation and national identity over time to inform a deeper understanding of ko wai tātou: who we are.

Learn the key historical method of historiography: the study of the many different interpretations of history in the present and across time.

Develop awareness and general knowledge of New Zealand’s history, and analyse the concepts of nation and national identity over time to inform a deeper understanding of ko wai tātou: who we are.

Learn the key historical method of historiography: the study of the many different interpretations of history in the present and across time.

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