BEd Honours - History Education Honours

Have you thought about a BEd Honours in History Education?

  • Are you a History teacher in the GET or FET phases, a subject advisor or a departmental official working in the field of History Education, in a museum or as an archival official?
  • Have you an undergraduate degree or a four year teaching qualification?
  • Do you wish to critically explore issues in History Education, have a deeper understanding of this field of study and through your research make a relevant contribution?

If so, consider enrolling for a BEd Honours degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s (UKZN) Cluster of Social Science Education. 

Why study an Honours Degree in History Education?

  1. Advance your career prospects – often a postgraduate degree offers a distinct advantage over other applicants when applying for a position or being considered for promotion.
  2. Personal and professional development – enjoy the challenge and stimulation of exploring your subject in greater depth with the support of a community of your peers.
  3. Skills development – develop skills in critical thinking, research and curriculum development.

How is the BEd Honours in History Education structured?

  • One year full-time or two years part-time 

Seven Modules in Total

  • Two compulsory modules:
    Understanding Research and an Independent Research Project (IRP) in Social Science Education 
  • The following four specification modules:
    Issues in Teaching African History; Teaching for Historical Literacy; History Education through film and ICT; and Problems in Historical Understanding  
  • One module from any other BEd Honours specialisation 

Past Student Comments

Why choose UKZN’s School of Education – History Education?

  1. Excellent reputation – UKZN is a world-class research-led institution. It is ranked in the top 500 universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), and is rated amongst the top three research universities in South Africa in terms of its research output. As a School of Education, UKZN has the second largest facility in South Africa and is the leading provider of teacher education in the province.
  2. Top facilities – the School of Education’s facilities at the Edgewood Campus are ranked among the best in the country with regard to lecture venues, state of the art teaching resources, fully equipped AV centres, LAN, and library with online access for students.
  3. Academic staff – fully qualified and experienced staff – active leaders in their fields of research and teaching.


For further information about applications contact:

Academic – Dr Marshall Maposa
 031 260 3546

Administration – Mrs Bongi Mnguni
 031 260 3917


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