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Ancient History and History with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Study ancient history and history to learn about global perspectives on ancient, medieval and modern history. You'll be based in a thriving research environment at Southampton, and spend your third year abroad at a partner university. This degree will give you a solid foundation for further study, or for a career in teaching, media, museums or galleries.

You'll look at the different ways historians have approached the past, and study different periods in history. You'll cover the development of historical debates, ways of imagining the past, and topics ranging from ancient history to the war on terror.

You'll spend your third year at a university abroad in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia.

As part of this degree you can:

  • choose from over 100 modules

  • leading from experts in the ancient world and history (archaeology, ancient and modern languages and literatures, and film)

  • learn Latin and Ancient Greek

  • access document collections, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers, and the Parkes archive, one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe

The course combines lectures with small group seminars. You’ll learn how to structure an argument, interrogate and contextualise evidence and evaluate historical controversies.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 346.56 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.