How much choice in History degree? Oxford / Durham / Russell groupWatch
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.
FWIW the areas you mention are pretty common in most History syllabuses.
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
They should have a course list somewhere.