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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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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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