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History

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Studying history with us means you'll research, analyse and debate the past to better understand the present. Explore the ancient and modern, from empires and rebellion to social history and gender.

You’ll work with scholars who share your curiosity to uncover historical insights. Small group seminars and projects help you exchange ideas and present your findings to any audience. Choose modules from imperial China to women's history in the modern age and immerse yourself in another culture with a year overseas. Access unique collections including important British political papers and one of the largest Jewish archives in Western Europe.

Choose from over 100 modules to match your interests
Our historians consult for TV, government advisory groups and the UN
Careers in teaching, journalism, heritage and the Civil Service

History courses

Wherever you are in your education journey you'll be well prepared to begin or boost your career with our undergraduate, master's and research degrees.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Study highlights

Our research makes a difference

Our people

My research explores the British Empire - its relationship with the wider world and the experiences of British and colonial societies. I’m also history undergraduate admissions tutor.
Associate Professor
I'm interested in American foreign policy from 1945 to the present day. My work explores the War on Terror and wider US counterterrorism practices.
Associate Professor

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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
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