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:
You can also choose universities outside Europe, including locations in:
the United States
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
use a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
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
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.