How do we make sense of the events, ideas and people of the past? History at Southampton challenges you to interpret the history of past societies critically and imaginatively. Our degree programmes encourage you to pursue your own historical interests while developing critical thinking and communication skills for post-university life. The study of history at Southampton encompasses a range of skills valued by employers. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints and express arguments in oral and written form. The year abroad will allow you to experience an entirely new culture and learn or expand your language skills.