There are few required modules other than in year one. Most of the program is composed of optional or elective modules, allowing you to construct your own specialty.
The first year of the program includes a module called Approaching History, as well as one called The History of the World. In addition, you’ll select 2 modules form the Regional Introduction lists and up to 30 credits worth of Open Option modules.
Year two of SOAS’ History BA program has only a single set module – Historical Research: Approaches, Methods, Design. You’ll also select one Thematic Module, two Regional Modules and 30 credits worth of Open Option modules.
In your final year you’ll select one ‘Long Essay’ module or an H5 ISP module, as well as one from the ‘H3’ list and 2 more Regional Modules. Again, you’ll also select 30 credits of modules form the Open Option list.