What universities should I go to for a history degree?

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Hi guys I’m in tear 13 and currently looking into universities to study history in. I’ve always loved learning about non western history and would like to know which unis are best for stuff like that ; I know SOAS is a good example. Any other unis I should look into?
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Hi guys I’m in tear 13 and currently looking into universities to study history in. I’ve always loved learning about non western history and would like to know which unis are best for stuff like that ; I know SOAS is a good example. Any other unis I should look into?
It really depends on what modules you want to study, as each History course offered will have different options depending on who's teaching. For instance, Birmingham have modules on Egyptology and Ancient Sparta among others, while Southampton has modules on the History of the Homosexual, Ancient Greeks at War etc.

I believe Cardiff has a selection of non-Western modules, and most universities will have a few.
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As above, 'History' degrees at Uni will not be all about UK History and all will offer units about the History of other societies etc. You just need to check the course content on each Uni's website.

Sussex Uni https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...ses/history-ba has the units from all three years at the bottom of the course page - they include non UK topics.

You will also find named degrees like 'American History' (UEA), 'African Studies' (Birmingham), 'Middle Eastern Studies' (Leeds) 'Chinese Studies and Ancient History' (Liverpool), 'Arabic and Islamic Studies' (Exeter) etc etc - and History is often offered 'with Year Abroad' at many Unis which would allow you to study that country's History there.

Useful website : https://www.whatuni.com/
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As above, 'History' degrees at Uni will not be all about UK History and all will offer units about the History of other societies etc. You just need to check the course content on each Uni's website.

Sussex Uni https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...ses/history-ba has the units from all three years at the bottom of the course page - they include non UK topics.

You will also find named degrees like 'American History' (UEA), 'African Studies' (Birmingham), 'Middle Eastern Studies' (Leeds) 'Chinese Studies and Ancient History' (Liverpool), 'Arabic and Islamic Studies' (Exeter) etc etc - and History is often offered 'with Year Abroad' at many Unis which would allow you to study that country's History there.

Useful website : https://www.whatuni.com/
Hi, would you happen to know if it’s possible to study History alongside a modern language? Thanks : )
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Yes - at lots of Unis.

Here is one example, Bristol - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/study/undergraduate/
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To search for specific Uni subjects, use these two websites :

https://www.whatuni.com/

https://digital.ucas.com/search

or Google.
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Hi, would you happen to know if it’s possible to study History alongside a modern language? Thanks : )
Yeah! In my applications I was offered History with Italian (among other language options) at Bangor in Wales, but you can take modules in a language without committing for the full 3 years. If you just want 1 semester of beginner French, then that is usually okay.

Some universities might even allow you to take a language minor; this means if you take X amount of credits in the language each year your degree with be BA History with a minor in [LANGUAGE]
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Yeah! In my applications I was offered History with Italian (among other language options) at Bangor in Wales, but you can take modules in a language without committing for the full 3 years. If you just want 1 semester of beginner French, then that is usually okay.

Some universities might even allow you to take a language minor; this means if you take X amount of credits in the language each year your degree with be BA History with a minor in [LANGUAGE]
Thanks! Initially I didn’t really want to take a language further, but that now sounds more appealing to me. So would a language A-level be necessary? (Also this is in London)
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. So would a language A-level be necessary? (Also this is in London)
Why don't you just look this up yourself?
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Why don't you just look this up yourself?
Alright, you don't need to be rude smh. And this is a student forum if you hadn't noticed?
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Thanks! Initially I didn’t really want to take a language further, but that now sounds more appealing to me. So would a language A-level be necessary? (Also this is in London)
Not always! Modules range from complete beginner to fluent - I'm taking beginner Italian this year and my only experience is 20 minutes of Duolingo daily over the summer. If you're taking higher equivalents (e.g. Level 2 or above) they'll typically ask for some proof of your understanding of the language such as a test or GCSE/A level grade.

In the module descriptions they'll be given codes like A1, which correspond to the European Language framework (so Level 1/1A and 1B is GCSE standard)
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