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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I know nothing about writing a PS...
    But you do know more about studying history than I do, so I thought you might be able to say how you could demonstrate an interest, but no matter.
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    (Original post by swanseajack1)
    try looking at Lancaster or Bangor if you want to stay north. Alternatively Leicester, Reading, Keele, Kent, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway and Essex all might be a good choice as your fourth
    University of Lancaster is a bit too close to home but I've had a look at the University of Leicester and it seems like a good one to look in to so thanks.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I know nothing about writing a PS...



    You can apply with four choices initially, then add your fifth before the Jan 15th deadline. This would give you more time to think and perhaps find a uni which fits in the large gap between your current 'top 3' and your 'bottom 2'.
    A user has suggested Uni of Leicester to me so I'm going to look into that and a few other universities. It has a typical offer of ABB so will fill the gap between York/Warwick/Manchester and Edge Hill.
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    (Original post by abc_jen)
    A user has suggested Uni of Leicester to me so I'm going to look into that and a few other universities. It has a typical offer of ABB so will fill the gap between York/Warwick/Manchester and Edge Hill.
    Leicester is an excellent university and has always suffered from being in the unglamorous city of Leicester, not from being well thought of academically. Three of my very good friends are Leicester grads and loved it, and still speak with affection of it now.
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    History is a very broad subject so be specific in your statement, talk about specific events that interest you and explain why. Research the history courses you're applying for. What modules do they offer? What areas / periods of history do the staff specialise in? There's no point talking about Vikings in your PS if the university doesn't have any Norse-related modules.

    Don't just talk about books you've read, that is a bit boring. You could talk about radio programmes (documentaries and historical dramas), lectures you've been to, museums you've visited etc. The most important thing is to be honest, don't write what you think they want to hear - make it personal.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    History is a very broad subject so be specific in your statement, talk about specific events that interest you and explain why. Research the history courses you're applying for. What modules do they offer? What areas / periods of history do the staff specialise in? There's no point talking about Vikings in your PS if the university doesn't have any Norse-related modules.

    Don't just talk about books you've read, that is a bit boring. You could talk about radio programmes (documentaries and historical dramas), lectures you've been to, museums you've visited etc. The most important thing is to be honest, don't write what you think they want to hear - make it personal.
    I've done my research and covered module/s that the unis I'm applying to offer. Thanks!
 
 
 
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