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Modern History and Politics with Year Abroad (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
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. With our BA Modern History and politics degree, you'll learn how society organises itself and makes decisions, and study issues like international security, migration and globalisation. The chance to study modern history and politics abroad at a partner university will expand your knowledge and prepare you for a range of careers.


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

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

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.

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