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    Hi,

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    that was also my thread...awks
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    I have offers from both and need to decide ASAP. I'm interested in the modules offered by the two courses pretty equally so it comes down to which is the more respectable and employable degree.

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    Have you considered which area of London you would prefer? I looked quickly. SOAS is higher on the league table at number 20 for History.
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    I have offers from both and need to decide ASAP. I'm interested in the modules offered by the two courses pretty equally so it comes down to which is the more respectable and employable degree.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. plus i'll rep as many users as I can
    (Original post by Hustler-1337)
    Hi,

    I replied to a similar thread on here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...455&highlight=

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    (Original post by Coffeetime)
    Have you considered which area of London you would prefer? I looked quickly. SOAS is higher on the league table at number 20 for History.
    I think queen Mary has a better reputation because it's in the Russel group. I'd go for that, also similar threads here about soas rate it pretty badly.
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    This is a no brainer to me - but that might be because i'm a current SOASian. It strikes me that in selling a QMUL degree to a future employer, you'll be competing with pretty much every other standard history degree out there. What makes history at QMUL, or indeed any QMUL degree distinctive?

    The alternative is a program which will undoubtedly set you apart in an increasingly globalized/ing job market. Having a specialized area of foreign expertise supported by an expert faculty stands out as a major selling point when your CV is neck-and-neck with any other typical history program's graduates. Having a comparative perspective is crucial at any firms currently operating in or interested in expanding to foreign markets. I would venture to say that those are the firms most worth working for.

    The numbers also seem to back up SOAS:

    Graduate prospects in History:

    Guardian
    SOAS - 72%
    QMUL - 64%
    (77% for top rated program)

    Determined by percentage of graduates with jobs after 6 months.

    Complete
    SOAS - 71
    QMUL - 60
    (80 for top rated program)

    Determined via:


    • The number of graduates who take up employment or further study divided by the total number of graduates with a known destination expressed as a percentage.
    • Only employment in an area that normally recruits graduates was included. The results were then adjusted to take account of the subject mix at the university.


    There's also these if your concerned with reputation/rankings:

    Subject rankings for History:

    Guardian
    SOAS - 15 (83.1/100)
    QMUL - 38 (68/100)

    Complete
    SOAS - 20 (89.6 pts)
    QMUL - 28 (88.2 pts)

    all info from:

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...history-of-art

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...ings?s=History
 
 
 
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