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Which are the best universities to study history at? What modules are usually in these degrees? What's the difference between ancient history and history courses?
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Which are the best universities to study history at? What modules are usually in these degrees? What's the difference between ancient history and history courses?
If you do some basic research you will find the answers for yourself. For example, modules vary enormously between unis - apart from the fact that all cover historiography or 'How to do History' in some form or another.

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If you do some basic research you will find the answers for yourself. For example, modules vary enormously between unis - apart from the fact that all cover historiography or 'How to do History' in some form or another.
The first year theory module that everyone loathes.:coma:
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The first year theory module that everyone loathes.:coma:
Back in the Olden Days when I studied History, such modules didn't exist. Now I've seen courses which have several!!!😕

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Back in the Olden Days when I studied History, such modules didn't exist. Now I've seen courses which have several!!!😕
They are getting rid of our "Historical Research and Writing" now thankfully. Such. A. Waste. Of. Time. They are now going to introduce a "Key moments in history" thing, which I hope is more interesting.
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Where is that? I went to York a few decades ago and although we had a third year exam in the subject, we didn't study Historiography as a separate module.
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Where is that? I went to York a few decades ago and although we had a third year exam in the subject, we didn't study Historiography as a separate module.
Keele
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Keele
The only person who went to Keele is now a Sir.
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I looked at the course. Don't you find the lack of module choice rather limiting?
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The first year theory module that everyone loathes.:coma:
Hey I am an A level student and find historiography fascinating xD
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I looked at the course. Don't you find the lack of module choice rather limiting?
Well I'm joint honours, so not for me. But nobody has actually raised this to me as a problem (I'm the "student voice rep"). However I think that's because there's an "American Studies" course here including modules on American history. So History nerds tend to bunk in with that one too.
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Hey I am an A level student and find historiography fascinating xD
Depends on the topic. Richard III = not fun. It's also subjective to be fair, but you're in the minority.
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Which are the best universities to study history at? What modules are usually in these degrees? What's the difference between ancient history and history courses?
History courses are usually anything between 300AD-2000, while ancient history will be the years prior to 300AD e.g. ancient greece,ancient egypt,Roman empire etc..

Some unis such as UCL offer a wide range of history that you can study even including optional ancient history modules in their course, while some unis like LSE specialises in Modern International History. There is also a uni like SOAS which offers modules in Africa/Asia that many other unis wouldn't be able to offer.

So there is great variety , imo best thing to do when choosing a History degree is the course structure
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Which are the best universities to study history at? What modules are usually in these degrees? What's the difference between ancient history and history courses?
The kind of modules a university offers depends on the lecturers they have. For a module to run, there has to be a lecturer who specialises in that subject to teach it.

I'm in my final year of a joint honours History degree. So far I have studied WW1, the American Civil War, Nelson Mandela, History of Eugenics, American Civil Rights, and The Crusades.

In third year, you have to do a special subject module which is what you write your dissertation on. I picked a special subject module on Oscar Wilde and I am currently writing my dissertation on the history of homosexuality.
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Depends on the topic. Richard III = not fun. It's also subjective to be fair, but you're in the minority.
The only Historiography I have studied is on the First Crusade, American Revolution and done a bit of research on historiography of the Cold War (so guess I chose the interesting ones ).
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The kind of modules a university offers depends on the lecturers they have. For a module to run, there has to be a lecturer who specialises in that subject to teach it.

I'm in my final year of a joint honours History degree. So far I have studied WW1, the American Civil War, Nelson Mandela, History of Eugenics, American Civil Rights, and The Crusades.

In third year, you have to do a special subject module which is what you write your dissertation on. I picked a special subject module on Oscar Wilde and I am currently writing my dissertation on the history of homosexuality.
Nelson Mandela though.:headbang:
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Well I'm joint honours, so not for me. But nobody has actually raised this to me as a problem (I'm the "student voice rep". However I think that's because there's an "American Studies" course here including modules on American history. So History nerds tend to bunk in with that one too.
Keele has always specialised in offering joint honours or major/minor combinations, so I suppose variety comes via that route. Without it, a first-year Historian would have two compulsory modules then a choice of 5 out of 6 options, which is pretty limited.
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Nelson Mandela though.:headbang:
He is rocking those glasses in your avatar.
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