The four-year BA History with a Year of Study Abroad enables you to combine learning about the very different worlds of people in the past in order to better understand the present, with the opportunity to study abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions. History at Cardiff University gives you an insight into processes of change from the ancient world through to the modern period. You may study the history of societies in diverse parts of the globe, including India, China, Germany, France, Russia, and Britain. You will learn to think independently, assess the strengths and weaknesses of a body of historical evidence for yourself, and present your findings in clearly. You may choose to specialise in History from the beginning of your first year, or you may choose to combine the study of history with a subject taken from elsewhere in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. Distinctive features You will gain invaluable cross-cultural experience by spending a year studying abroad in a partner institution in Europe, the USA, Canada or Hong Kong. The year of study abroad introduces novel academic study opportunities and will also provide you with the life skills to compete in an increasingly global workforce, such as cultural adaptability, resilience and independence. You will prepare for classes through independent, guided reading and writing, contribute to informed discussion, and produce their own, reasoned conclusions, backed by evidence.