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Modern History and Politics with Year Abroad (BA)

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

About this course

Learn how we make sense of past events, ideas and problems with this 4-year dual honours degree. You'll learn how society organises itself and makes decisions, and study contemporary issues such as international security, migration and globalisation. You’ll spend your third year abroad at a partner university to expand your knowledge. The skills you gain will prepare you for a wide range of career options.

Modern History at Southampton challenges you to critically interpret histories of societies. The study of politics encourages you to explore people’s organisation and behaviour.

You'll spend your third year at a partner university. You can choose from locations in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Australia.

On this course you can:

  • study the modern history of an extraordinary range of places, from Western Europe and the Americas, to Africa and South Asia

  • examine the rare artefacts from the university’s own collections, as well as take part in guided visits to other museums and galleries

  • learn about democracy, the modern state, comparative politics and international relations

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 340.19 KB).

Location and awarding body

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