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Archaeology and History with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Examine the people and events of the past from different but complementary perspectives. You'll take an in-depth look at your favourite historical subjects, choosing from options like the Cold War and 17th century witchcraft trials. You'll spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions, such as the University of Malta or the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

Archaeology looks at the past through the study of physical remains, including buildings, artefacts and the landscape itself. History draws on written and oral sources.

This degree will give you in-depth knowledge of both archaeology and history, and develop your understanding of earlier human societies. You'll learn how to use and understand historical sources. You'll also learn how to identify and excavate archaeological sites, extracting as much information as possible from materials and records.

You'll spend your third year abroad at a partner institution to broaden your knowledge and experience.

The course includes a wide variety of optional modules, covering subjects such as:

  • American slavery

  • women's history in modern Britain

  • apocalyptic visions of history

  • the French Revolution

  • human origins

  • landscapes and seascapes

  • emergence of civilisation

As part of this course, you can choose to take a minor subject in an unrelated area.

You'll develop valuable skills for any future career, including:

  • problem solving

  • teamwork

  • project management

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 395.14 KB).

Location and awarding body

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