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    I'm not sure at all which University would be better for me to study history at; I'm much closer to York, but the cultural life is apparently much worse than Edinburgh; and that's not even going into the terrible mess that is opinion on job prospects, course qualities and international renown

    Any input at all would be appreciated!!
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    You need to read the two course descriptions carefully. Not all History courses are the same. Look beyond the 'this is what the course is all about' blurb, and look at the descriptions of all the units/options for each of the three years. Every University History Dept will have areas of History that they specialise in -and their undergrad course will reflect this. So, make sure there are units etc that you actually want to do on each course. As an example, if one specialises in Japanese History, the Holocaust and the Middle Ages and you arent interested in any of these then there isnt much point in going there.

    Dont get hung up on League Tables. Both these Unis are good Unis, and a top degree from either will be worth having. Its the course, not the Uni, that you will be studying every day for the next three years - choose wisely.
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    (Original post by Cave_Canem)
    I'm not sure at all which University would be better for me to study history at; I'm much closer to York, but the cultural life is apparently much worse than Edinburgh; and that's not even going into the terrible mess that is opinion on job prospects, course qualities and international renown

    Any input at all would be appreciated!!
    Hi, when I went to the open day I got a good feel for the actual history course and the department. They seemed very friendly and there were lots of module options. However, I didn't like the actual university itself as it seemed quite flat/dull, so I have rejected it. But the History course itself there did seem really good, so if the course is the most important thing then go there
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    (Original post by pricey26)
    Hi, when I went to the open day I got a good feel for the actual history course and the department. They seemed very friendly and there were lots of module options. However, I didn't like the actual university itself as it seemed quite flat/dull, so I have rejected it. But the History course itself there did seem really good, so if the course is the most important thing then go there
    Is this York?
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    Is this York?
    Yes
 
 
 
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