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What our students think

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I have loved absolutely every minute of my degree programme. Not only has the programme allowed me to pursue a passion, it has also nurtured my own personal development, both as a ‘historian’ and as an individual.
Bradley Barnes - BA History, MRes History
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The most enjoyable part of my degree is the opportunity to undertake original research with a group of people who are equally as passionate about the subject.
Alex Cunningham - MA Jewish History and Culture
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I knew as soon as I arrived on Highfield during one of the Open Days that this was the place that I wanted to study. The fact that the History Department was so diverse also helped a great deal – especially since I didn’t know at the time what period of History I wanted to specialise in!
Sam Dedman - BA History, 3rd year
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I’m having to learn to express my research in a way which satisfies the demanding academic standards. But my supervisor is very supportive and I’m enjoying getting to grips with the subject. I would encourage anyone to consider taking a PhD in a subject that really interests them. It’s incredibly stimulating and very rewarding.
John Ellis - PhD History
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When the PhD is over, I’m hoping to use the skills I’ve learned through work and study in an area such as heritage consultancy.
Karen Fielder - PhD History
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I wanted to study at Southampton because it is a Russell Group University, has a diverse history department and I loved the friendliness and community.
Amy Gill - BA History, Third Year
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Southampton has offered me diversity in my studies and in my involvement in societies.
Emma Kelleher - BA History
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I instantly became fond of Southampton because of the combination of professionalism and friendliness in the staff.
Joseph Lee - BA Archaeology and History
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Southampton has a great community of people. Both the students and lecturers are intellectual people, but also not pretentious making them easily approachable. It is a university with a perfect balance between the two.
Jessica Luff - BA History, Third year
Photo of Jenny Mejia-Cevallos
Throughout my two years here I have found myself studying Spanish, Iranian and British history which has expanded my knowledge and awareness of current affairs. I think that it’s really rewarding when you feel as though you have a grasp on a whole period of history, that you can link to the present.
Jenny Mejia-Cevallos - BA History
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My course has allowed me to use ancient and modern material to evaluate and question the events of the past - to see how the ancient world has influenced our modern lives as well as the parallels we can draw is fascinating.
Mitesh Mistry - Ancient History, Second year
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... it has lived up to my hopes, with excellent, informed teaching, lively discussion and the very best resources with which to work. Indeed, I have enjoyed it so much that I would love to go back and take two or three more subjects!
Paul Ovenden - BA English and History
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I love the variety in the course. The hardest part is actually choosing what to study. I’ve studied a range of modules from the very modern America’s War on Terror to Medieval Castles.
Rhiannon Owen - BA English and History
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A degree in history gives you an impressive set of skills, which you can apply in any area. After graduating, I hope to work in investment banking... to this end, I have just spent the summer working as an intern in the investment management department of a private bank in London.
Alex Rogers - BA History
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My specific area of research also means that I have close contacts with other disciplines within the University.
Sheila Thomas - MRes History

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