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    Hello lovely people.

    Basically I am starting on 3 A -levels.

    My aim is to study history/classics at uni. Most likely a joint honours, like "ancient and modern history" or classical literature and history" so on so on.

    My current A-level choices are...

    Classics.

    History

    Ancient history


    Which all seem very good and interesting and focused towards my degree ambition.

    But the problem is, I have just noticed classics and ancient history each share a module.
    So in the AS year Ancient history is studying A and B units
    and Classics is studying A and C units (if that makes sense)

    This initially looks good to me, wahey, that counts as taking the same exam?
    But will this look bad at uni application, they are obviously different qualifications in the end, but will they be considered too similar by assessors.

    Just for detail the matching modules are....

    AS classics... F389 The odyssey/ F391 Greek history from original sources


    AS Ancient history ...F391 Greek history from original sources/F392 Roman Britain

    (abbreviated course titles)

    Any thoughts?
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    it depends, if you are sure on your course and know that you will do that course it should be okay, however if you are not 100% they could be too similar and restrict you, not to mention if some of the modules overlap you may get a little bored.
    for example i know i want to go down the ancient history route but not sure on my course exactly (though ancient history & classical archaeology and ancient & medieval history look promising) so i took a similar theme but more broad:
    history
    government & politics
    classics
    english language
    so classics and history should be fine but maybe ancient history is too similar - but if you are sure and happy then go for it!
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    Hi, thanks for the reply.
    I have since signed up for
    History
    Classical civilisation
    Ancient history

    I'm a mature student and pretty dead set on doing either ancient/modern history or history with a classics angle. So it works.
    The modules are diverse enough but close together enough to hold my interest
    I ditched classics as it turned out it was a blend of ancient history and classical civ, hence the module conflict. So all is sorted now. Good luck with your course
 
 
 
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