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V101 BA History (with a Year Abroad) (4 years)

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

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Introducing your degree

Travel, study, make friends and earn a degree in a fascinating subject. A degree in History with a Year Abroad provides you the opportunity to spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions. This degree course is for those with a sense of curiosity and a passion for history, art and culture. Graduates go on to find successful careers in teaching, curating, research, writing, journalism, law and design.

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  • Tailor your degree to your own interests with modules on the Ancient World to the War on Terror, including American, British, and Holocaust history, medieval warfare, Tudors and the history of empires
  • Teaching and supervision from world-class researchers who will work with you to explore the complexities of the past and why it matters
  • Learn outside of the classroom – in field trips, individual or small group tutorials, and placements in schools or colleges – as well as inside the classroom, in lectures and seminars
  • Take part in our innovative ‘group project’ module, which provides a unique opportunity to work as a team and to present your research to the general public
  • Work with a huge range of historical sources and archival collections, including the University’s Special Collections - the 7th largest UK Higher Education archival collection
  • Opportunities for language learning and study abroad

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

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

Programme Structure

  • In your first year you will take core modules on historical and analytical skills and key conceptual tools for historians. You will also select modules from options covering the ancient to near contemporary world, exploring the development of a historical topic over time, and analysing sources for its study.
  • In your second year you will choose modules from a wide range of ancient, medieval or modern topics, and undertake a group project involving first-hand research
  • In your final year you will study in-depth a key historical theme, and complete a dissertation on a research topic of your choice
  • Add breadth to your degree and pursue varied interests by taking the option to complete 25 per cent of your programme in another subject

Key Facts

  • We possess many collections of original historical documents, including the
    Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers and the Parkes Archives
  • All students have the chance to study at universities abroad, including France, Holland, Poland and Canada
  • 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

 

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 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.

 

 

International Applicants

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 reading and writing and no less than 6.0 in speaking and listening.

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
Optional

1st Year Options Single Honours History students require 60 credits in each semester You are allowed to exchange one of your optional 15 credit History modules in each semester, for either a language module, CIP module or a free elective. Please make sure you carefully follow the instructions and information that the faculty provided to you via email prior to the opening of online option choice. Please be aware that it may be possible to take modules from outside your department that are not listed here, however please note that all non-compulsory module choices are subject to module and timetable availability.

Select 30 Credits You are required to take at least one pre-modern module during the year. If you do not take a pre-modern module (pre 1750) from Semester 1, you must ensure you take one in Semester 2.

ARCH1030Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FREN1017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1029Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1062Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1106Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1118Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1134Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1145Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1153Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1168Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1173Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1175Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA1038Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Alternative Modules Alternatively, you may choose one of the following modules instead of a History module in Semester 1

FREE XY15 Part 2 Elective 15 Credits

HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits

UOSM ---- A maximum of 15 credits in any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

Semester Two
Compulsory
HIST1150Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

1st Year Options Single Honours History students require 60 credits in each semester You are allowed to exchange one of your optional 15 credit History modules in each semester, for either a language module, CIP module or a free elective. Please make sure you carefully follow the instructions and information that the faculty provided to you via email prior to the opening of online option choice. Please be aware that it may be possible to take modules from outside your department that are not listed here, however please note that all non-compulsory module choices are subject to module and timetable availability.

Select 30 credits If you have not chosen a pre-modern module (pre 1750) in Semester 1, you are required to choose one from Semester 2.

ARCH1028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ARCH1062Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST1074Credit[?]
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
HIST1102Credit[?]
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
HIST1146Credit[?]
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
HIST1164Credit[?]
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
HIST1179Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Alternative Modules Alternatively, you may choose one of the following modules instead of a History module in Semester 2

FREE XY15 Part 2 Elective 15 Cedits LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits UOSM ---- A maximum of 15 credits in any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

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
Optional

Semester 1 30 credit Modules You musy select 30 credits from the following At least one pre-modern module must be taken across the year (pre-1750). A list of these will be sent separately to you. Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

HIST2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
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
HIST2111Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2216Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2228Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 15 credit Modules Select up to 15-30 credits from the following. At least one pre-modern module must be take across the year (pre-1750). A list of these will be sent separately to you. Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2103Credit[?]
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
HIST2218Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2220Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2223Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
UOSM2030Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 1 Alternative Modules You can chose all History modules in which case you will be required to select 60 credits from the above. You can however opt to take a free elective, a CIP module, a Minor or a language module in each semester. You can only take one 15 credit module outside of History per semester.

FREE XY15 Part 2 Elective 15 Credits

HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits UOSM ---- Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

Semester Two
Compulsory
HIST2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Semester 2 Options Select 30 credits from the following groups.

ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2051Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST2055Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2059Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
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
HIST2109Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2215Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2222Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HIST2225Credit[?]
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
HUMA2016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2018Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 2 Alternative Modules You can choose all History modules in which case you will be required to select 60 credits from the above. You can however opt to take a free elective, a CIP module, a Minor or a language module in each semester. You can only take one 15 credit module outside of History per semester.

FREE XY15 Part 2 Elective 15 Credits LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits UOSM ---- Any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.

Year 3

Your third year will be spent at one our partner institutions. More details can be found on our Exchange Partners page.

Year 4

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
HIST3242Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional

Semester 1 Options Select 45 credits from the following two groups Please be aware that it may be possible to take modules from outside your department that are not listed here, however please note that all non-compulsory module choices are subject to module and timetable availability.

Semester 1 History Modules Select 1 module from the following Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size.

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
HIST3075Credit[?]
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
HIST3126Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3130Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3176Credit[?]
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
HIST3227Credit[?]
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
HIST3247Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3250Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3251Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 Alternative Modules Please select 0 - 15 credits from the following Either select 1 x 15 credit History module from Group 2 or choose 1 x 15 credit modules outside of History i.e. CIP/Free Elective/Language Module from Group 3. Space on modules can be limited due to seminar group size. If you decide to opt for a language module, please note that you will only be able to take this in Semester 1 unless you opt out of part 2 of Special Subject and take the language in semester 2 alongside 1 x 15 credit History module from Part 2. Space on these modules will be subject to availability and preference is given to student studying part 1.

ARCH3039Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ARCH3045Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
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

Semester 1 Alternative Modules You can choose 1 x 15 credit modules outside of History i.e. CIP/Free Elective/Language Module from this group. If you select HUMA3009, acceptance onto this module is subject to the successful completion of an application form, interview process and a DBS check. All students who select this module will be contacted separately. If you decide to opt for a language module, please note that you will only be able to take this in Semester 1 unless you opt out of part 2 of the Special Subject and take the language in Semester 2 alongside 1 x 15 credit History module from Part 2. Space on these will be subject to availability and preference is given to students studying part 1.

FREE XY15 Part 2 Elective

HUMA2013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

LANG XX15 Language Module 15 Credits UOSM ---- A maximum of 15 credits in any level NQF5 module in subject UOSM ("Broadening Horizons")

Semester Two

History Special Subjects: (30 credits) (you may not take part two with out having taken part one.)

 

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

Semester 2 Options Select 1 module from the following You must have taken the pre-requisite Part one from Rule 1 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
HIST3076Credit[?]
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
HIST3127Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3131Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
HIST3177Credit[?]
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
HIST3228Credit[?]
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
HIST3239Credit[?]
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
HIST3248Credit[?]
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

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
History (with a Year Abroad)BA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
History (with a Year Abroad)BA2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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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.

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 stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.).
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. IT Computer Discs or USB drives: Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses: All software is provided. Hardware: It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
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.
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; 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 programme 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 History degree at Southampton is an education in the discipline of history (historiography), the development of historical debates and ways of imagining the past. We are committed to facilitating a personalised and enjoyable experience, ensuring you graduate with the critical thinking 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 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, research logs, 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 in 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 stage1234
Scheduled learning & teaching study14%10%0%10%
Independent study86%90%100%90%
Placement study0%0%0%0%
Proportion of assessment by method
Learning, teaching and assessment stage1234
Written exam assessment20%38%0%13%
Practical exam assessment10%5%0%0%
Coursework assessment70%57%100%87%

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