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VL12 BA Modern History and Politics (3 years)

How do we make sense of the events, ideas and problems of the past? History at Southampton challenges you to interpret history of past societies critically and imaginatively.

Similarly, Politics and International Relations encourage you to adopt an informed, critical, analytical, and above all inquiring approach to exploring key questions about the organisation and behaviour of contemporary society, globally and closer to home.

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Introducing your degree

The Modern History and Politics degree enables you to learn with world-recognised researchers engaged with some of the most important issues of the day, including terrorism and international security, migration, and globalization.
Both Politics and History contain large numbers of academics, enabling you to select from a wide range of modules that examine an extraordinary range of places, from Western Europe and the Americas to Africa and South Asia. This means that you will have the chance to study topics about which you are already passionate, or to try something entirely new.

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Programme Structure

Combined degree structure as for RV11/RV21/RV41

This is the most popular of the combined history degrees, and includes core skills modules and a range of options in politics, alongside complementary modern history modules exploring state structures and political ideologies in British, European, American and Asian contexts.

• In your final year, choose to write a dissertation on a subject of your choice in either Modern History or Politics.

• Add breadth to your degree and pursue varied interests by taking the option to complete 25 per cent of your programme in another subject.

For further details see the full course map under Modules.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Key Facts

  • We possess many collections of original historical documents, including the
    Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers and the Parkes Archives.
  • We offer the chance for all students to study at universities abroad, including France, Holland, Poland and Canada.
  • Courses in many fields rarely taught in most other UK universities, such as East and Central European history, South East Asian history and Jewish history.
  • We teach courses in many fields rarely taught in most other UK universities, such as East and Central European history, South East Asian history and Jewish history

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Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level AAB including History or a related subject*
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualificiation (EPQ)

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer:

ABB including History or a related subject* and grade A in the EPQ

GCE A-Level with Contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows:

ABB including History or a related subject*

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

AAB from 3 A levels including History or a related subject*
or
AA from 2 A levels including History or a related subject* and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. *Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in History or a related subject*

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.
Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Access to HE Diploma offer

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit, to include 6 Distinctions in History or a related subject*

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017)

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including History or a related subject*

Irish Leaving Certificate offer (last awarded 2016)

A2 A2 A2 B1 B1 B1 including History or a related subject*

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Scottish Qualification offers

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Cambridge Pre-U offer

D3 D3 M2 in three principal subjects including History or a related subject*

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed)

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level History or a related subject*.

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level History or a related subject*

Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level History or a related subject* and A in one further A level

Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed)

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus A in A level History or a related subject*.

Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A level History or a related subject*

Distinction in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus A in A level History or a related subject* and A in one further A level.

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall including grade 8 in History or a related subject*
International qualifications

Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
 GCE A-level

AAB to ABB including History or a related subject*.

Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

We accept all A levels except General Studies.

International Baccalaureate requirements

 34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in higher level history or related subject*.

 

*Related subject includes subjects such as English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or Classical Civilisation or other humanities based essay writing subjects. Students applying without History will need to make a case in their personal statement.

 

International applications

We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in Writing and Reading and no less than 6.0 in Speaking and Listening or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Alternative qualifications

We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here.

Contextual Offers

 

The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

A typical contextual offer is ABB from three A levels including History (or a related subject*) or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Please see our contextual admission pages for more information

 

Selection process:
Intake:
150
Average applications per place:
8

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

The history undergraduate programme is modular. This means that your programme is divided into self-contained modules taught and assessed in a single semester. Taught modules may be single (two hours teaching a week), or double (three to four hours teaching a week, depending on the type of module).

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One
Compulsory
HIST1151Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PAIR1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
PAIR1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR1005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

Select 15-30 Credits

HIST1058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1084Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1109Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1119Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1125Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1147Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1158Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1170Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1171Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1177Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

 

Semester One

Semester 1 Options

**When selecting modules please make sure that you will be taking an even number of modules (compulsory and optional) in each semester and that you are taking a minimum of 45 credits in each Discipline this year**

Optional

Semester 1 History Modules Select a total of 30 credits from the following semester 1 History modules Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2108Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2110Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2216Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2218Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 1 Politics Modules Select 30 credits from the following semester 1 Politics modules Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

PAIR2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2024Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
PAIR2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

Semester 2 Options Select 45 credits from the following groups

Semester 2 History Modules Select up to 30 credits from the following Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2082Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2222Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2226Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2227Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2229Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

HUMA2018 - Landscapes of Conflict 15 credits

Semester 2 Politics Modules Select 15 credits from the following Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size. Note: If you intend to take the PAIR Dissertation in Part 3 (PAIR 3003) you must complete PAIR 2004.

PAIR2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2023Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR2043Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
UOSM2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

Semester 1 Options

Please ensure you select an even split of credits overall by Semester for all your optional choices.

If you have selected a History dissertation (HIST3021), you should select a single 15-credit History module and 30 credits of Politics modules in semester 1

If you have selected a Politics dissertation (PAIR3003), you should select a single 30-credit History module and 15 credits of Politics modules in semester 1

Note: If you intend to take the HIST Dissertation in Part 3 (HIST3021) you must complete HIST3242 (Reading Histories).

Optional

Dissertation Module Please select a Dissertation module from the following Note: You can only take PAIR 3003 if you completed PAIR 2004 in Part 2.

PAIR3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 History Modules Select 1 module from the following

HIST3036Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3060Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3069Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3107Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3178Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3216Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3218Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3225Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3234Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3240Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3242Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3243Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3244Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3245Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3246Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST3251Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 Politics Modules Select up to 30 credits from the following Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

PAIR3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3040Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3044Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3050Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3057Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two

Semester 2 Options

If you are undertaking a History dissertation (HIST 3021) you should select only 30 credits of Politics modules in semester 2, as your dissertation will form your 30 History credits

If you are undertaking a Politics dissertation (PAIR3003) you should select a single 30-credit History module and a single 15 credit Politics module in semester 2

Optional

Dissertation Module Please select a Dissertation module from the following Note: You can only take PAIR 3003 if you completed PAIR 2004 in Part 2.

HIST3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
PAIR3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 History Modules If selecting from this group you must have taken the Semester 1 pre-requisite Part one from Rule 2 Group 1

HIST3038Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3061Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3070Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3108Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3179Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3217Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3219Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3226Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3235Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3241Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3252Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 Politics Modules Select up to 30 credits Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

PAIR3001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3033Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PAIR3054Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
Modern History and PoliticsBA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
Modern History and PoliticsBA2018Part-time£4,625£8,268
BA Modern History and Politics2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
BA Modern History and Politics2019Part-time£4,625£8,532
View the full list of course fees

Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this programme typically also have to pay for:

List of additional costs for this course
TypeDescriptionCost
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page. The University Print Centre also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. £0.05-1.00

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentLaboratory equipment and materials: All laboratory equipment and materials are provided.
EquipmentIT: Computer discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device.
EquipmentIT: Software licences - All software is provided
EquipmentIT: Hardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
PlacementsPlacements (including Study Abroad Programmes): Students on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses, travel costs and visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

 A Modern History and Politics degree at Southampton combines an education in the discipline of history (historiography), the development of historical debates and ways of imagining the past with the interdisciplinary study of politics and international relations. We are committed to facilitating a personalised and above all enjoyable experience, ensuring you graduate with the critical and communication skills you need to begin a successful career

• Specialise in specific areas of history or expand the breadth of your studies in history modules that span chronologies and geographies, and in modules selected from other programmes

• Teaching by world-leading and passionate History and Politics academics, who share recent discoveries and debates in their subject

• Talks from renowned international scholars in our visiting lecture and seminar series

• Specialist online learning resources for every module

• Challenging and varied range of assessment methods, including presentations, group projects, dissertations, essays and exams

• Receive regular and supportive advice, guidance and feedback on your progress from a dedicated academic advisor

• Visits to museums, galleries and archival collections, including University collections at the Parkes Institute and the Broadlands archive

• Opportunities to spend a semester or a year at one of our international partner universities to experience a new culture and learning environment in Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America

Breakdown of study time and assessment

Proportion of time spent in scheduled learning, teaching and independent study
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Scheduled learning & teaching study17%16%13%
Independent study83%84%87%
Placement study0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage123
Written exam assessment10%25%25%
Practical exam assessment21%8%1%
Coursework assessment69%67%74%

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