This course focuses on the experiences and perceptions of ordinary women and men over time, and engages with the complexities and excitement of studying the past. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study in a city teeming with history, and in a department of enthusiastic subject specialists. Your studies will take an active, analytical and hands-on approach, covering topics from witchcraft in Early Modern Europe to youth rebellion in post-war Europe, and will develop your own research skills. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your studies will be tailored to your needs, with a wide range of options to choose from. You will have access to primary and secondary historical sources, through local organisations and archive subscriptions. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional sociology or politics pathways through this degree, or include it as a pathway in English literature, American studies or international relations, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) History with Politics - BA (Hons) History with Sociology - BA (Hons) American Studies with History - BA (Hons) English Literature with History - BA (Hons) International Relations with History WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who are fascinated and enthused by the past and its relationship to the present, and who want to develop an active and analytical approach to researching and writing about a wide range of historical themes. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop skills that are easily transferable to the workplace, in analysis, research and communication. You may take a placement year, or choose modules such as Public History Placement and LiFE, to gain real experience during your course. Our students benefit from the close connections between staff and organisations including the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Records Service, and the D-Day Museum. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a range of graduate roles, including accountancy, banking, law, teaching, museum work, journalism and publishing to name just a few. You will also have a firm foundation for postgraduate study.