How much choice in History degree? Oxford / Durham / Russell group Watch

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I'm thinking of applying for History (or History and Spanish), and looking at universities like Oxford and Durham.
Broadly speaking, I'm interesting in all areas of History, however modern history - 19th and 20th century European and military history - think Weimar and Nazi Germany, Tsarist and Stalinist Russia, Eastern Europe, Francoist Spain and Mussolini etc. are the areas I'm most fascinated by.

My question: how much choice is there generally in the modules covered in studying history at university, and how much scope is there for studying these areas of history? Thanks.
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You really need to read the course descriptions at the universities in which you are interested. They will tell you which modules (if any) are compulsory and which are optional. Look particularly at special subjects in these areas - not only can you take these, but there will be staff who are expert in them which will help you at dissertation time.

FWIW the areas you mention are pretty common in most History syllabuses.
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As above, re. reading course descriptions. All History courses will be different and the only way you'll see this is by detailed reading of course and optional unit descriptions for all three years of the course.

Look also at courses called European Studies or Iberian Studies or Latin-American Studies - these will have an obvious 'Spanish' slant and will include relevant units on language, culture and history. Look also at courses called 'Liberal Arts' now being offered at many top Unis (including Exeter & Bristol) - these are 4 year courses that combine a variety of Social Science & Humanities subjects and offer an integral year abroad.

Lots of general advice about applying for History courses here - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/history_degree
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I think almost all universities all over the world would cover modern history, that's definitely not a problem.

They should have a course list somewhere.
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