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    Unable to decide between the two. Much prefer medieval/Renaissance history, really cant see myself wanting to do any modern (post 1850) history at all to be honest. Was leaning towards Newcastle but have read a few threads which say the course is weighted more towards modern history.. does this mean that I would be better at York? Have checked the websites and looked at their modules but this was useless when i don't understand how the structure works for uni courses. Someone please help!
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    (Original post by kathryn007)
    Unable to decide between the two. Much prefer medieval/Renaissance history, really cant see myself wanting to do any modern (post 1850) history at all to be honest. Was leaning towards Newcastle but have read a few threads which say the course is weighted more towards modern history.. does this mean that I would be better at York? Have checked the websites and looked at their modules but this was useless when i don't understand how the structure works for uni courses. Someone please help!
    In general, I would advise anyone in your position to go through both course outlines and write down all the modules you would take in each year - compulsory and optional. That way, you would see which one offers the type of history you like best.

    I had a look at York and Newcastle and IMO yes, Newcastle does focus much more on periods later than you would prefer.

    At York, the only really modern history you would have to do would seem to be... Year One, a survey course from 1650-present (only part of which would therefore be after 1850). Year Three, a comparative module on a subject such as Family or Disease over a wide-ranging time span. In addition, when you have a free choice, York seems to offer at least as many Medieval and Early Modern modules as Modern. (Module list, see http://www.york.ac.uk/history/underg...course-content)

    At Newcastle in Year One, 4 out of the 6 History modules are survey or comparative based and involve elements of Modern history. In Year Two, you choose from a wide range of modules but the emphasis appears to be more Modern. The same goes for Year Three. (Module list http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/d.../v100/modules/)

    This conclusion isn't surprising really given York's medieval history. I believe there are also additional facilities in the city which are available to students such as the Minster library.
 
 
 
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