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BAModern History and Politics

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

Similarly, Politics and International Relations encourage you to adopt an informed, critical, analytical, and above all inquiring approach to exploring key questions about the organisation and behaviour of contemporary society, globally and closer to home.

Tailor your degree to your own historical interests through our extensive module options, including courses in East European, Southeast Asian and Jewish history

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

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

Programme structure

Combined degree structure as for RV11/RV21/RV41

This is the most popular of the combined history degrees, and includes core skills modules and a range of options in politics, alongside complementary modern history modules exploring state structures and political ideologies in British, European, American and Asian contexts.

In your final year, choose to write a dissertation on a subject of your choice in either Modern History or Politics.

Add breadth to your degree and pursue varied interests by taking the option to complete 25 per cent of your programme in another subject.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We carefully explain the skills taught and offer a number of optional employability modules and career workshops.

Additional opportunities include summer internships with major local employers, including placements funded by the University. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Vicky Shilling is a graduate of History at Southampton. “I visited Southampton and absolutely loved it,” she said. “I liked the atmosphere on campus and the up-to-date facilities all looked like places I could really work.”

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States