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English and History with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
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:

What's it like to study English and History at Southampton

BA English and History student Ulfat Islam talks about her experiences as a first year undergraduate at the University of Southampton.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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