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Modern History and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Learn how we make sense of past events, ideas and problems with this dual honours modern history and politics degree. History at Southampton challenges you to interpret history of past societies critically and imaginatively while developing critical thinking and communication skills for post-university life. You’ll study contemporary issues such as international security, migration and globalisation. Core modules examine theories and methods in politics and history and a range of complementary options is available in both subjects. You’ll explore state structures, political ideologies and modern history from an extraordinary range of places from Western Europe and the Americas to Africa and South Asia. You'll have access to document collections: The Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers, and the Parkes archive - one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe. Our digital humanities facilities will allow you to study and research through cutting-edge technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanners and printers, and a 360 degree fully immersive audio-visual centre. Supported by an expert team, these technologies will enable you to start making and exploring in new and immersive ways.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per 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

    13th

  • 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 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 84 3

    19th out of 91 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    140 67%

    29th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    19th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    74th

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    147 75%

    23rd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    29th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    52nd

    11

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