History at Southampton is a dynamic community of scholars and students. We are a large department, with staff expertise ranging from Roman history to contemporary global history, and in gender history, the history of warfare, imperial history, social and political history.

We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the quality of our research. As well as writing new and challenging histories, our staff advise governments, the media, and cultural institutions. Southampton History research happens at the university, but goes far beyond it.

Join the debates at Southampton on our stimulating postgraduate programmes and wide-ranging undergraduate degrees.

Undergraduate Study

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A truly global perspective through space and time.

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Postgraduate Opportunities

Research into archives

History offers a wide range of stimulating and innovative courses for postgraduate students covering topics from antiquity to the contemporary world.

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World Leading Research

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We are in the top 3 of UK History departments for the quality of our research (REF 2014): our students work with world-leading researchers.

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  • 2015/08/20

    Studying and sailing are another good combination for one Southampton historian and philosopher

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  • 2015/08/12

    University of Southampton sees increase in student satisfaction

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