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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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.Our degree programmes encourage you to pursue your own historical interests while developing critical thinking and communication skills for post-university life. The study of history at Southampton encompasses a range of skills valued by employers. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, and express arguments in oral and written form, thinking and working independently and in cooperation with others. Study for a degree in History and gain a valuable understanding of the defining events of the past, recognise their impact upon the present, and develop an insight into the future. Explore contested narratives and develop your own interpretations by utilising a wide range of primary evidence while cultivating a highly transferable skillset. Our diverse range of modules include the ancient history of Augustus’ Rome, the medieval Crusades, the early modern Tudors, the modern Space Race and the contemporary events of the War onTerror, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests.Southampton is ranked in the top three history departments for research, meaning our students learn from world-leading researchers (REF, 2014). We offer extremely flexible degree programmes, with a rare breadth of topics not commonly taught in British universities. Our unique archival resources include the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten Papers, and the Parkes Archives specialising in Jewish history.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,560per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : AAB

Typical Offer: AAB including History or a related subject*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 EPQWe 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 t

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 93 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    142 68%

    27th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    58th

    15

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