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What undergrad degree could I do with rs, economics, history and English lit/lang?

I have a few ideas but I'm always undecided and can't make up my mind

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Depends on entry standards, you would struggle to get into Russell group economics without maths. Law is definitely an option, as there are no subject requirements for it anyway. History & English are obvious potential courses as well. If you wanted to merge history and economics you could study economic history, as that doesn't require maths.
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What undergrad degree could I do with rs, economics, history and English lit/lang?

I have a few ideas but I'm always undecided and can't make up my mind

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What are your ideas for a degree?
I was thinking of law or maybe accounting and finance but I just dont know to be honest
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History, History and Politics, History and English Literature,

History and Study of Religions at SOAS looks good. I would do a gap year travelling to Rome, Istanbul (Constantinople) and Jerusalem.

As someone said, you could do economics but you will be disadvantaged not having math.
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Straight history at SOAS is good, as it is the history of the british empire: India, Hong Kong..

- Gandhi and Gandhism
- Histories of Partition: India and Pakistan 1947
- Reform, Resistance and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876 - 1909
- Opium and Empires: China's Narcotic Trade and Culture in Global Context

Institute of Commonwealth studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London has a new M.A. The Making of the Modern World: Decolonisation, Democracy and Development.

You could go on to a career at the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House (shown)

Marlborough House is near Buckingham Palace and next to St. James Palace.

Learn more about the British Empire from this series of 6 episodes by Jeremy Paxman.
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Looking at the new M.A. The Making of the Modern World: Decolonisation, Democracy and Development at the Institute of Commonwealth studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.. the modules have reading lists.. here are some of the books..
  • P.J. Cain and A.J. Hopkins, British Imperialism: Crisis and Deconstruction 1914-199
  • Michael D. Callahan, Mandates and Empire: The League of Nations and Africa, 1914-1931
  • Anne Orde, The Eclipse of Great Britain: The United States and British Imperial Decline, 1895-1956
  • Helmuth Stoeker, (ed.), German Imperialism in Africa: from the beginnings until the Second World War
  • Nicholas Tarling, The Fall of Imperial Britain in South East Asia
  • Dagmar Engels, Shula Marks, Contesting Colonial Hegemony: State and Civil Society in Africa and India
  • Roger Southall, Liberation Movements in Power: Party and State in Southern Africa
  • W.R. Louis, Imperialism at Bay: The United States and the Decolonisation of the British Empire, 1941-45
  • M. Mamdani, Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism
  • R. Wade, Governing the market: Economic theory and the role of government in East Asian industrialisation (1990)
  • H. White and T. Killick, African poverty at the millennium: causes, complexities, and challenges
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What undergrad degree could I do with rs, economics, history and English lit/lang?

I have a few ideas but I'm always undecided and can't make up my mind

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Law, international relations, sociology, English Literature, Theology, History, Economic History, Philosophy.

So some good humanities and social sciences. Go for the subject you will enjoy, English and History grads get good jobs too, including law after doing the GDL course for a year. So do the one you think you'll do well enough to get into a good uni, then convert to law. No employment benefits in doing Law for undergrad, apart from if the course sounds interesting and appeals to you.
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History, History and Politics, History and English Literature,

History and Study of Religions at SOAS looks good. I would do a gap year travelling to Rome, Istanbul (Constantinople) and Jerusalem.

As someone said, you could do economics but you will be disadvantaged not having math.
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Straight history at SOAS is good, as it is the history of the british empire: India, Hong Kong..

- Gandhi and Gandhism
- Histories of Partition: India and Pakistan 1947
- Reform, Resistance and Revolution: the Ottoman Empire 1876 - 1909
- Opium and Empires: China's Narcotic Trade and Culture in Global Context

Institute of Commonwealth studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London has a new M.A. The Making of the Modern World: Decolonisation, Democracy and Development.

You could go on to a career at the Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House (shown)

Marlborough House is near Buckingham Palace and next to St. James Palace.

Learn more about the British Empire from this series of 6 episodes by Jeremy Paxman.
Wow thanks for doing all this research for me! I'm going to look into it more now
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Law, international relations, sociology, English Literature, Theology, History, Economic History, Philosophy.

So some good humanities and social sciences. Go for the subject you will enjoy, English and History grads get good jobs too, including law after doing the GDL course for a year. So do the one you think you'll do well enough to get into a good uni, then convert to law. No employment benefits in doing Law for undergrad, apart from if the course sounds interesting and appeals to you.
That's really true, I know how difficult it is to get a training contract to become a solicitor lol
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Thanks guys for you help, I'm going to really start thinking outside the box to try and find something that I'll be 100% interested in
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Thanks guys for you help, I'm going to really start thinking outside the box to try and find something that I'll be 100% interested in
How about economics?
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That's really true, I know how difficult it is to get a training contract to become a solicitor lol
Yup, and a first class degree from Durham in History will look a lot more impressive than a 2:1 in Law from Cardiff.
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I was thinking of law or maybe accounting and finance but I just dont know to be honest
This website is great, have a look on here- http://www.whatuni.com/degrees/cours...5961/page.html and
http://www.whatuni.com/degrees/cours.../0/0/page.html
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I was thinking of law or maybe accounting and finance but I just dont know to be honest
have a look on the whats uni website it may help
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have a look on the whats uni website it may help
That's what I've been doing for a while today lol after you posted those links,

Thank you very much

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Yup, and a first class degree from Durham in History will look a lot more impressive than a 2:1 in Law from Cardiff.
This documentary on barristers, a philosophy graduate with GDL and BPVC/BTC is hinted at that the chambers prefer a undergraduate degree in law.



Good watching, if you are interested in a career in law!
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Wow thanks for doing all this research for me! I'm going to look into it more now
If you do your research, you'll find that each school, college of, and university has it's own specialisation.. SOAS was historically the school for diplomats to learn arabic and chinese when they work in the foreign office, so SOAS knows a lot about the british empire.

That new M.A. is new this year and I found it only recently and it is fascinating.
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If you wonder about economics in all of this, look at the M.A. module 'Geopolitics and Decolonisation'
There was much a scramble for China as there was a scramble for Africa.

The British Empire was always about economic resources.. Imperial College London was historically the Royal School of Mines, which the B.Sc. Geology is still a part of.

'The extent to which there has been a 're-colonisation' of control of African state resources since the 1990s'

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank demanded repayments on international loans because of a change in the Federal Reserve interest rate, which Zambia couldn't pay so the first world re-colonised by privatising the copper mines.

'Decolonisation, informal empire and the politics of oil in the Middle East.'

BP or British Petroleum, originally the Anglo-Persian Oil Company was the first to strike oil in the middle east and transform it from barren desert to super-cities like Dubai.
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What about religious studies in all of this..

Current geopolitical conflict between Judaism/Israel and Islam/Palestine historically connected to the british empire by the Balfour Declaration, supporting the establishment of the state of Israel in the British Mandate for Palestine.

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