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I’m currently deciding on my insurance choice. I have QMUL for Politics and Economics (AAB) or UCL for History and Politics of the Americas (AAA).

I like both courses (but I prefer Politics and Economics) and I like both universities (but I prefer UCL). Any advice?
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it would make sense to put the higher offer as firm and + UCL got better rep than QMUL but if you can handle/dont enjoy history there would be no point
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it would make sense to put the higher offer as firm and + UCL got better rep than QMUL but if you can handle/dont enjoy history there would be no point
I will be setting King’s as my firm (A*AA), so its between UCL and QMUL for my insurance. QMUL is often in clearing - even for my course - but I don’t know if that’ll be the case this year, which is making the decision harder.
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You have already asked this question - and had responses.
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Hiya, I have taken a lot of modules from the History and Politics of the Americas course, and I would emphasise that it is very History focused. There is political and economic history, but if you’re looking for a course that’s more focused on political and economic theory like the QMUL one, that’s probably the better bet. If you’re happy with a greater focus on History, though, the History and Politics of the Americas course is fantastic.
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Hiya, I have taken a lot of modules from the History and Politics of the Americas course, and I would emphasise that it is very History focused. There is political and economic history, but if you’re looking for a course that’s more focused on political and economic theory like the QMUL one, that’s probably the better bet. If you’re happy with a greater focus on History, though, the History and Politics of the Americas course is fantastic.
Thank you for this! Do you study HPA and if so how is it? I read on the website that after the first year you can chose to specialise in politics or history, is this necesssarily true?
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go for UCL
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go for UCL
Do you think History and Politics of the Americas is a respected degree from UCL?
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Thank you for this! Do you study HPA and if so how is it? I read on the website that after the first year you can chose to specialise in politics or history, is this necesssarily true?
I study History but as a lot of the HPA modules are based on History, I’ve done quite a few of them, including my dissertation. I have a few friends on the course and they seem to be really enjoying it. As far as the specialisation, I’m not exactly sure, but if you google ‘UCL Institute of Americas modules’, you should be able to find a list of the options by year, which should give you a good idea of what’s on offer. I also saw you asked below about respectability - it’s a very new degree (this year has the first graduating cohort) but this shouldn’t impact respectability. It’s still a degree from UCL which is a highly ranked and generally well-respected university! Hope this helps
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(Original post by nosithsgiven)
I study History but as a lot of the HPA modules are based on History, I’ve done quite a few of them, including my dissertation. I have a few friends on the course and they seem to be really enjoying it. As far as the specialisation, I’m not exactly sure, but if you google ‘UCL Institute of Americas modules’, you should be able to find a list of the options by year, which should give you a good idea of what’s on offer. I also saw you asked below about respectability - it’s a very new degree (this year has the first graduating cohort) but this shouldn’t impact respectability. It’s still a degree from UCL which is a highly ranked and generally well-respected university! Hope this helps
Thank you for all this help - it has definitely tipped the balance in favour of UCL for me.
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