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    Hi, was wondering if anyone could help me make up my mind I've applied to study history and politics sep 2011 and have been lucky enough to recieve offers However i am no insanely stuck between these two unis. Any one help? I don't know how far apart they are academically/atmosphere wise etc. pleass help
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    (Original post by like omg)
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    Any reason? or is it just the nightlife that i've heard so much about? haha
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    I would personally choose S'ton as I wouldn't want to live in Newcastle. You should look at the specifics of the course and decide which interests you more - also consider which one you are likely to be happier at, be this due to the societies offered, the facilities available or the manner in which they grade their degrees. Decide what is important to you specifically and compare them. They are of a generally similar quality in my opinion. Both good, neither exceptional.
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    newcastles awesome never been to s'ton tho..
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    Both places offer their advantages but you need to look at the course and decide which meets your expectations and also visit both places before you accept. They are quite a distance apart but I believe the best decision will be made once you have seen yourself in both settings.
    Aside from that, I'd choose Newcastle for the nightlife, for the unique atmosphere, the flexibility of travel either South to North up to Scotland. A lot of people to meet and things to do, so you'll never be board or alone. I don't know much about Southampton so I can't say anything about the place. Good luck
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    Southampton has one of the best courses in the country for History, its ranked 14th overall for History, newcastle im not sure but its much much lower. I would go straight for So'ton unless you prefer the location of newcastle.
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    (Original post by alsef91)
    Southampton has one of the best courses in the country for History, its ranked 14th overall for History, newcastle im not sure but its much much lower. I would go straight for So'ton unless you prefer the location of newcastle.
    Erm....well that's only half of the course, isn't it? There's also the politics component.

    You're probably talking about 10 differences in terms of league positions, in one table at least, and because a university is 10 (or even 20) places it doesn't mean it's better? It's also a difference which, if you weight the criteria differently, can be narrowed.

    They're both a ***** of muchness really. Both around the same, good but nothing spectacular (in politics certainly). From a research perspective then Southampton is stronger in history though, as mentioned, neither are spectacular in politics though they are decent.

    In History Newcastle appears to have more of a wordwide focus, Southampton seems more Anglo-American and has more of a medieval component as well as early modern (and has a greater number of modules available than Newcastle - so still has decent variety). Newcastle seems more Ancient and Modern. But this is only what I remember from a while ago, so best to check that this is the case.

    Again, in politics Southampton is quite Anglo-American, with more of an emphasis on International Relations and colonialism. Newcastle has a worldwide focus with some specialist modules on Eastern Europe (I think they cover Eastern European political thought - something I haven't seen in many other universities) and the Middle East and Asia.
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    Visit both and compare?

    Personally I'd opt for Southampton mainly because it's in the south and is warmer. Also, you really can't beat £2 quadvods at Sobar.
 
 
 
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