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    Sorry if there's a thread like this already, but I'm deciding where to apply to to study History for 2017 entry. I was wondering if anyone could tell a bit about the course at Cambridge? Would be very helpful in my decision making!

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by olivia.dodd)
    Sorry if there's a thread like this already, but I'm deciding where to apply to to study History for 2017 entry. I was wondering if anyone could tell a bit about the course at Cambridge? Would be very helpful in my decision making!

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    I presume you've already read all the info here (including the links on the left):
    http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/prospective-undergrads
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    I also want to study History at Cambridge! (2018 entry)
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I presume you've already read all the info here (including the links on the left):
    http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/prospective-undergrads

    Haha I have indeed, done my research dw it was just if people had anything more to add
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    (Original post by olivia.dodd)
    Haha I have indeed, done my research dw it was just if people had anything more to add
    Not very active, but there is a thread already you can try.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=503908
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    (Original post by olivia.dodd)
    Haha I have indeed, done my research dw it was just if people had anything more to add
    As per vincrows but also there is a BeCambridge blogger: http://www.becambridge.com/blog-emily/

    And the #CambTweet historian:
    https://twitter.com/cambtweethist
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    (Original post by olivia.dodd)
    Sorry if there's a thread like this already, but I'm deciding where to apply to to study History for 2017 entry. I was wondering if anyone could tell a bit about the course at Cambridge? Would be very helpful in my decision making!

    Thank you!
    Just to point out that there are two new History courses at Cambridge for 2017 entry - History and Politics and History and Modern Languages!
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    (Original post by Peterhouse Admissions)
    Just to point out that there are two new History courses at Cambridge for 2017 entry - History and Politics and History and Modern Languages!
    I am so excited for these!
    I will be applying for either History or History and Politics (2018 entry).
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    (Original post by olivia.dodd)
    Sorry if there's a thread like this already, but I'm deciding where to apply to to study History for 2017 entry. I was wondering if anyone could tell a bit about the course at Cambridge? Would be very helpful in my decision making!

    Thank you!
    Hi, I'm a second year history student . I'll try to give a brief overview, but let me know if you have any specific questions (hugely jealous you guys get to apply for joint courses btw!)

    So, basically the course is split into Part I, which you do in your first two years, and Part II which you do in your third. For Part I you pick five papers, and although there are some restrictions (e.g. you have do you European and British papers), the choice is really excellent, since you can choose whatever period you want to study and there are no compulsory papers. You do one paper a term, with Easter Term in your second year being for revision. You do one paper a term, with one topic a week (so 8 topics per paper). For instance, if you wanted to study modern British political history, you could look at anything from Lord Salisbury (1880s) to New Labour to women's political participation (I'd recommend checking out the course guides or reading lists on the history faculty website if you want more of an idea). This is organised through lectures, lots of individual reading, and one supervision a week, where you discuss your essay with your supervisor, who is an expert in the field and has probably written the books you'll be reading . Along with this, you also have Themes and Sources, which is like a mini dissertation which is due in January of your second year.

    In terms of Part II, since I'm not there yet I can't give you much info, but the courses are a lot more niche and super interesting, so you get to specialise a lot more. There are also more seminar style classes.

    In terms of general comments, I've actually found the workload to be really quite manageable (something I was worried about initially), and I've found time to get involved with lots of society/sports stuff while here. The people you meet are also really lovely, and the college system means you have a nice group of friends outside of your subject.

    That's everything I can think of - have probably missed something though, so let me know if you have any other questions .
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    Thank you so much!

    just a few questions...(sorry)

    I do both economics and history, how good/enjoyable would you say the economic history paper? (sorry I realise thats a bit subjective)

    What college are you at and how did you make your choice?

    And how does Themes and Sources work?

    thanks from a v. appreciative year 12 student
 
 
 
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