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
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.