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    I'm trying to choose my insurance choice but I'm really struggling to choose between Sussex and Durham. The offer for Durham is AAA for Anthropology BA and at Sussex it's AAB for Anthropology and International Development BA. My firm is Cambridge for HSPS which is A*AA, but it's quite likely I'll miss the grades (hopefully not obviously) so I want a good insurance.

    I feel like they're such different places that it's hard to choose. Obviously Sussex is slightly safer in terms of grades but I don't know if it's as good academically in terms of teaching quality and reputation/graduate prospects. Although I know it is well-respected in anthropology, and I would be able to specialise in what interests me much faster. I'm hoping to go into ID eventually but I don't know if it's better to specialise post-grad?

    Anyone who knows about the experiences at either uni or what their reputations are like for anth/ID responses would be really appreciated!!
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    (Original post by bateyes)
    I'm trying to choose my insurance choice but I'm really struggling to choose between Sussex and Durham. The offer for Durham is AAA for Anthropology BA and at Sussex it's AAB for Anthropology and International Development BA. My firm is Cambridge for HSPS which is A*AA, but it's quite likely I'll miss the grades (hopefully not obviously) so I want a good insurance.

    I feel like they're such different places that it's hard to choose. Obviously Sussex is slightly safer in terms of grades but I don't know if it's as good academically in terms of teaching quality and reputation/graduate prospects. Although I know it is well-respected in anthropology, and I would be able to specialise in what interests me much faster. I'm hoping to go into ID eventually but I don't know if it's better to specialise post-grad?

    Anyone who knows about the experiences at either uni or what their reputations are like for anth/ID responses would be really appreciated!!
    My flatmate used to do anthropology and she absolutely loved it - although as far as I can recall you should definitely check modules and course structure because they vary quite drastically! From what it sounds like, you seem to be more interested in the course at Sussex as you can spec into what interests you earlier. (Is it ritual and religion? I used to find that **** so interesting and I dont even do anthro..)

    I know there are some v well respected anthro teachers here, cause she used to say that the lecturers would give you accounts of their own studies in X country / tribe - so they know what they're talking about.

    Obv Durham is higher in league tables, but when you get to uni you'll realise how little they are actually worth relative to how much you like the course / area / campus / atmosphere. You could go to the best uni in the world, but if you dont like the course and atmosphere - its going to reflect on your grades and happiness. Go where you feel most like you'll fit in, and with the course you pref.
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    Hi, I've applied to Sussex to do the same course! Sussex came first in global rankings last year for their International Development course, Harvard was second. As for Anthropology, they came 6th in the UK, which is still great! While Durham, may rank better generally as a uni, for the course that you've applied for I'd say Sussex would be a better choice.
 
 
 
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