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    theoretically im an intruder to this solely history thread but i didnt know where else to go.......
    anywho
    anybody else going to study ancient history and archaeology or classical civilisation in september?
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    not in september but i hope to maybe study ancient history or classics at liverpool in 2006 or 2007! i went to visit liverpool and I LOVE it. ancient history sounds awesome. i'm also looking into egyptology.
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    I'm doing Classics, but deferred entry. Where are you hoping to go?
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    I'm doing Classics, but deferred entry. Where are you hoping to go?
    Oooh, where are you doing Classics?

    I think Anicent history sounds fascinating - I applied for Ancient and Medieval History at Birmingham and even now sometimes feel a twinge of regret at not choosing to study there - I would have learnt Latin and gone on a study tour!!!!

    Having said that, I'm happy with Edinburgh - there are lots of ancient history courses there that I'll try and take!
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    Birmingham classical stuff looked really good, I would have applied there if they hadn't dropped my course. I'm hoping to go to UCL, who also (lovely people!) give me a year abroad. And, you know, teach me Classics...
    justchar, one of my friends is going to Liverpool this year to do ancient history, planning to specialise in egyptology.
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    I'm hoping to go to UCL, who also (lovely people!) give me a year abroad. And, you know, teach me Classics...
    Sounds great. I wish my course had an element of travelling!

    Where do you go for your year abroad? Italy or Greece I presume...
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    I forget, I think they give you a load of different options. Somewhere European, certainly.
    Edinburgh's Classics department has a great view over the city
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    Im hoping to get into Exeter and then if not my back up is Leeds

    glad to hear from people doing or hoping to do same thing

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    Does anyone else find it really irritating that there's no Classics forum on TSR? I always feel guilty discussing it skulking in other people's subject threads, and can never decide where it ought to be. And I feel a bit lonely, as a classicist.
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    It's nice to see some other Ancient Historians!

    I'll be starting Ancient History and Egyptology at UCL in September...
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    i completely agree with you Madelyn, i think we desrve a thread too.. and i do feel a bit of an invader into a solely history thread
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    I start to study Egyptology at Liverpool in September.
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    I'm applying for classical archaeology and ancient history for 2006 entry.

    Anyone know if there are interviews for this subject, outside Oxbridge? Also, would I be expected to have been on an excavation myself?
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    I had an interview for Classics at UCL, but when I got there it wasn't really an interview so much as a twenty-minute conversation occasionally touching on Classics or my academic career. King's also said they usually interviewed, but I got an offer without an interview. Most university websites give you some idea of the admission process, including for which subjects they interview and roughly when. If you get the chance to go on a dig (check the internet, local museum/library noticeboards to see if there's anything in your area), it won't do you any harm, but I don't think it's essential. Because Classics generally is quite a minority subject, and it's not particularly taught in schools, most universities expect you to have an interest rather than any great base of knowledge or experience.
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    does any one here know if theres a chance that either the Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations BA (Hons) V401 or ancient history and archeology courses wud be likely to come up 4 grabs in clearing.cos i jst found out about liverpool and think i mite be too late
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    Last year Birmingham had some Classics-related courses in Clearing, so you might be lucky. Um...you could maybe find out if newspaper websites archive clearing, and see if your courses were in last year. Or if you've pulled out of any offers you've had - so that your only chance to go to uni this year is Clearing - you can phone universities and sometimes they're prepared to give out informal, pre-Clearing offers.
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    I've applied for Ancient History at Reading. I really wanted the course at Edinburgh, but I didn't get accepted-alas. I'm hoping that, since it's not really a high grade requirement, I won't have to go through clearing...fingers crossed, anyway.
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    I'm considering applying for Ancient History in 2006, possibly as a joint honours degree. Can anyone recommend any uni's that are highly regarded for this subject?
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    (Original post by amour)
    I'm considering applying for Ancient History in 2006, possibly as a joint honours degree. Can anyone recommend any uni's that are highly regarded for this subject?
    Excellent choice for a degree!

    Excellent places to do said degree: Edinburgh, St Andrews, Manchester, Liverpool's improving, Exeter, UCL, Bristol's not too bad. The first two unis, being Scottish, allow you to do three diffierent subjects in first year so this could help you decide on the right joint honours course.
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    Joint Honours with what?
    As for universities, most of the places mentioned on this thread are pretty good. I applied (for Classics) at Edinburgh, King's, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, and UCL, so obviously I'm quite keen on all those places. Birmingham, Liverpool, and Leeds are also all ok. Where are you thinking of applying? You can get more guidance from university league tables (I think the Times produces the best respected version), though I would use those only as a source of advice - don't just pick the first six from the list!
 
 
 
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