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English 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

Improve your knowledge of history and literature in English by studying them together. You could read fiction from Africa to help you understand European political history. You could gain new insights into the reign of James I by immersing yourself in the theatre of his time. A year abroad will enhance your studies and let you experience a new culture.

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.

You can take modules that support your year abroad, such as a modern language or European politics.

Our year abroad partner universities in Europe include:

  • Barcelona

  • Prague

  • Frankfurt

  • Lausanne

You can also choose universities outside Europe, including locations in:

  • the United States

  • Canada

  • Australia

  • South Korea

As part of this course you can:

You can deepen your links to our History community by:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 308.24 KB).

Location and awarding body

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