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Ancient History and History with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
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4 years
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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.

Study ancient history and history abroad when you spend your third year at a university 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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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