About this course
Enhance your knowledge of history and literature in English by studying them together. You could study the novels of Jane Austen alongside the history of the naval wars at the time she wrote. Or, you could study African literature to gain a different perspective on the history of the modern city.
History at Southampton covers the ancient world to the present day. Our English modules explore writing from around the world and its connection to politics, the arts, identity and more.
With our advice you can shape your degree to suit your own development. For example, you can:
learn to write screenplays
study Victorian sensation fiction
take several modules on the history and literature of oceans
Your studies will include critical analysis, presentations and group work. These will help you develop your conceptual thinking, communication and research skills.
As part of this course you can:
join one of 40 student-led performing arts groups
take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
access a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
learn a modern language at any level
explore experimental writing with our Entropics events
get one-to-one tutorials on writing from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows
You can deepen your links to our History community by:
joining the dynamic, student-run History Society
use one of the largest Jewish document centres in Europe, the Parkes Archive
You can also spend a semester or a summer at one of our global partner universities.
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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