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    Hi,

    I am currently holding offers for a History BA from Bristol, York, Exeter and Southampton. Unfortunately I was rejected by Oxford recently which was truly devastating, and now I would of course like to make sure that my firm choice is as good as possible.

    My longtime dream/goal is to go on to do a masters + doctorate to become an academic in History, and I would like to do this in the future hopefully at Oxford or Cambridge (or a similarly prestigious university). Which university of the ones for which I hold offers gives me the best chance of getting a good degree 1st/2:1 to allow me to do this?

    Of course I know that this is a long time in advance, and that it will depend on my work at university to get a good degree, but this is something that is deeply important to me and I want to make the right choice now to firmly ground my prospects.

    Thanks for any help
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    (Original post by Glamdring5)

    My longtime dream/goal is to go on to do a masters + doctorate to become an academic in History, and I would like to do this in the future hopefully at Oxford or Cambridge (or a similarly prestigious university). Which university of the ones for which I hold offers gives me the best chance of getting a good degree 1st/2:1 to allow me to do this?

    Of course I know that this is a long time in advance, and that it will depend on my work at university to get a good degree, but this is something that is deeply important to me and I want to make the right choice now to firmly ground my prospects.

    Thanks for any help
    Any of those universities are absolutely fine preparation for an Oxbridge postgrad. Your prior university is not that important anyway.

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