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History (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Explore the development of historical debates and ways of imagining the past. Your studies will range from ancient history to the war on terror. You can choose to take a paid year in employment between your second and third years to enhance your employability. You'll graduate with transferable skills you can take into a variety of careers.

You’ll look at the different ways historians have approached the past, and study specific areas in history.

Your course will combine lectures with small group seminars. You’ll learn how to structure an argument, interrogate and contextualise evidence, and evaluate historical controversies. In year 2, there’s a chance to work with other students on a group project.

Leading researchers will teach you about topics like the buildings of the Roman empire, and concepts of peace and peacefulness in twentieth-century China.

As part of this degree you’ll:

  • choose from over 100 modules

  • access document collections, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers, and the Parkes archive, which is one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe

  • attend our visiting lecture and seminar programme

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 239.26 KB).

Location and awarding body

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