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Students at Southampton rate history highly: 93% student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey

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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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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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  • 2015/04/16

    History lovers throughout the world to learn more about Waterloo and the Duke of Wellington from University of Southampton academics

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  • 2015/03/12

    Applications are invited for a SMMI Doctoral Award focusing on HMS Victory after the Battle of Trafalgar.

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  • 2015/03/12

    Applications are invited for a fully-funded Doctoral Studentship under the Leverhulme Trust’s ‘Understanding Maritime Futures’

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