I was going through some of the many subject league tables online and Birmingham seemed to always come lower than Sussex for History; yet, from what I hear, Birmingham is a russell group university and is better. Both courses seem very attractive and interesting but I really don't know about my final choice.
I'd really appreciate it if anyone could give me some feedback about the courses at both unis and maybe a few more pointers about these "subject league tables".
History at Birmingham or Sussex Watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-12-2010 20:16
- 21-05-2011 02:56
i am a 1st year at sussex. don't pay attention to the russell group - i don't think it carries as much weight as it did. also, sussex is known as being independent and so recognised nonetheless.
i know only sussex, but hopefully i can help. the first year is essentially an overview from 1400-1900 - there is a list on the site. this may seem very daunting and crazy, but, what it does do is offer you an chance to choose what you want to do, having covered most things. the second year you choose what to do in depth.
if you like coursework, but not exams, sussex is good. i have no exams for history. all is assessed by essays - 2 a term (term one : 2 x 2000 / term two + three: 1 x 1000 & 1 x 2000)
also, as a member of, i suggest you join the history society. we just went on a 10 day journey across Germany (for £210)
while i am biased, i honestly believe sussex is great. it is very un-pompus which i think is good, especially as a 1st year when you are a bit nervous. and, as - if you trust them - figures suggets, sussex is rising up the leaderboard. with all the on campus developments, now is a real good time to be here. if i have missed anything, just ask. hope this helps at all.