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Which, i your personal opinion, do you think is the best place to study history (V100) at and why?
I'm trying to narrow down my potential uni list for places to visit over the summer

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It depends on your historical interests. Universities offer a range of topics depending on the research interests of their staff; subsequently, there is no guarantee that a university will offer the areas of study you want. I would definitely recommend looking at the courses on offer as a good way of narrowing down universities.

The "best" generally meaning the highest in the league tables would be places like Oxbridge, Warwick, Durham etc.
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Cambridge.
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Oxford
Cambridge
Durham
Warwick
York.

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Okay generic advice - check both what is taught and how it's taught. Going to York as a taught postgrad I was surprised at how little historiography the York grads had done during there undergrad in huge contrast to my first uni - Keele. Each course has a different emphasis - some on facts, some on theories and critical thinking, some in field and research skills, other a mix of these elements. It's not a simple case of making a list based on the league tables.
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(Original post by puzzlebox)
Okay generic advice - check both what is taught and how it's taught. Going to York as a taught postgrad I was surprised at how little historiography the York grads had done during there undergrad in huge contrast to my first uni - Keele. Each course has a different emphasis - some on facts, some on theories and critical thinking, some in field and research skills, other a mix of these elements. It's not a simple case of making a list based on the league tables.

Sorry to distract from the main question posed by the OP, but out of interest how did you find York as a postgrad? I'm just coming to the end of my 2nd year doing a BA in history at Leicester and have been looking for MA places, with York being a possibility.
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(Original post by QI Elf)
Sorry to distract from the main question posed by the OP, but out of interest how did you find York as a postgrad? I'm just coming to the end of my 2nd year doing a BA in history at Leicester and have been looking for MA places, with York being a possibility.
I'll send you a private message about York in general if you could let me know which History MA you're looking at.
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