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for history, i am edging towards durham because i understand it has an incredible reputation for history?
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Go for Warwick! Durham smells...*

Honestly though, just weigh up the good and bad points of each place. All three unis are really good so don't worry so much about which course is better; the most important thing is that you're happy there. If you like small, pretty cities then go for Durham. If you prefer campus unis pick Warwick. And if you like big(ish) pretty cities, choose York. For me personally, Durham was a bit too small and didn't look interesting enough for me, but that's just my opinion.

*I'm only biased - Durham rejected me
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I was put off Warwick by the compulsory language modules you had to take. Durham has a really good reputation for history - 2nd only to Cambridge in The Times League Table, although I'm not sure you can trust any publication owned by Rupert Murdoch. Nevertheless, I'm going to Durham in October because I really like the course and the city. I didn't like the fact that York was outside the city in a campus rather than spread round the city like Durham.
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also look at which period of history each has more specialisms in if you are more interested in some periods than ohters
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What Cobra said is important; one of my friends started a history course at Essex and ended up quitting because he had absolutely no interest in studying sixteenth century swedish peasants - he assumed he was gonna be doing something interesting (I joke not).
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Durham was a bit too small and didn't look interesting enough for me, but that's just my opinion.
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*I'm only biased - Durham rejected me
In addition, I might add that Warwick is smaller and infinitely more dull than Durham...
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Go to York. All I've heard about the department is positive things and the uni as a whole is great, with history being a really popular and well respected department and course.

And someone said that the uni is out of the city centre on a campus. This is true, but it's a walkable distance to the city centre and buses go every 8 minutes from campus to town.
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In addition, I might add that Warwick is smaller and infinitely more dull than Durham...
in addition I'd like to add warwick uni is in coventry which is probably bigger but a lot more dull
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Go to York. All I've heard about the department is positive things and the uni as a whole is great, with history being a really popular and well respected department and course.

And someone said that the uni is out of the city centre on a campus. This is true, but it's a walkable distance to the city centre and buses go every 8 minutes from campus to town.
^In addition, I would like to add, is £1.60 single...
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What is it with people and their 'in additions' here? So strange....
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^In addition, I would like to add, is £1.60 single...
Which is a pretty standard city busfare these days I imagine.

And you can get unlimited travel on all first buses in York in a day for just £3, so if you might need to amke more than two trips in a day, the cost becomes fairly cheap.
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ok why would you choose a uni based on bus fare!?
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ok why would you choose a uni based on bus fare!?
You wouldn't, it was an "in addition" note. If you're having to spend a couple of quid every day just to travel to university, it adds up to some amount over 3 or 4 years!
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ok why would you choose a uni based on bus fare!?
Not sure...I didn't bring bus fares in to this first
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You wouldn't, it was an "in addition" note. If you're having to spend a couple of quid every day just to travel to university, it adds up to some amount over 3 or 4 years!
Ah, but the good thingg about York uni is that there are enough houses close to the uni for everyone who wants to be to be within walking distance of campus. I don't know many people who feel they have to use public transport or drive to uni. Plenty of people cycle though, but most just walk.
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