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Honours subject area

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this honours subject area

In the fourth year honours program in History you will complete two seminars, each worth 20% of the final Honours mark. Each seminar requires 6,000-8,000 words of written work. The thesis is 18,000-20,000 words in length and is worth 60% of the final Honours mark.

The honours year gives you a taste of history as a vocation. In seminar work,you will grapple with problems in the theory and practice of history; the thesis gives you the experience of formulating a significant historical problem and writing a substantial piece of original research.

If you are interested in undertaking Honours in History, please contact the Honours Coordinator Dr Andres Rodriguez.

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