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Choosing between MAs (critical methodologies vs hist. pol. thought)

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    I'm trying to figure out which MAs to apply to. I'm generally interested in philosophy, politics, history - of the radical kind in particular - and have it narrowed down to two options, both of which seem suited for students who wish to pursue phd-studies:

    - MA Critical Methodologies (King's College)
    - MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History (University of London/UCL)

    I would love to hear from anyone who knows anything about either of them. I only know what can be read on the official websites, which is not that much. What is good and bad about these programmes? Good quality lectures? How do students feel about them?

    Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks
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    Mostly, I just looking to figure out which MA is "better", as in which has a higher quality within its respective academic areas.

    I'm literally just commenting on the names of the degrees you mention. Critical methodologies is a skill that will be covered in any masters degree to a point. In this regard, the name of this degree feels a bit unfocused.
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