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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop your passion and enhance your understanding of the past with a master’s in History at the University of Southampton. You'll learn of the great variety of history, develop explanations of the patterns that shaped the world, and examine wider perspectives across the past.

This flexible MA programme will engage you with leading researchers in a variety fields, from the Ancient world to the 'war on terror'. You can choose to study history from across the world, including Britain, continental Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

You'll learn to study new themes, interrogate sources, debate interpretations and share in the fascination we have with the documented past. You'll have the chance to explore history from a wide range of perspectives including:

  • ordinary life
  • varying identities
  • empires
  • ethnicity
  • class
  • gender
  • age
  • faith

At Southampton, you can choose how to investigate the past. You'll have access to research seminars to develop your expertise in areas that interest you, and undertake research projects to further your understanding. We'll encourage you to consider different genres of history and the public communication of historical ideas, and develop your skills with our library and archive collections.

Careers

A master’s degree will enable you to further develop the key skills employers seek such as:

  • time, deadline and project management
  • problem-solving
  • teamwork, relationship-building and working independently
  • cultural awareness
  • using your initiative
  • critical thinking and research analysis

You’ll also learn to communicate your ideas and enthusiasm to a wide range of audiences.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,850per year

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

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

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

Southampton welcomes students from over 130 countries, including more than 7,450 EU and international students.
There are a wide range of support programmes to help students prepare for learning in a British academic environment and meet English language requirements.
Every September there is a free welcome programme for international and EU students, designed to help students settle into life in the UK.

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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