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Hello, I’m interested in studying a history course at university but I’m not sure which would be best and most online forums sort of said the same thing. I was hoping someone who’s studied history could help me out? Thank you

(Edit: mostly interested in ancient history/history and archaeology)
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This is something that you need to do your own research for I’m afraid.

History courses have massively different contents, structures and flexibility at different universities. You need to think about what periods and topics are important for you to study in your degree and then look at the modules and topics offered on different courses to narrow down your options.
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This is something that you need to do your own research for I’m afraid.

History courses have massively different contents, structures and flexibility at different universities. You need to think about what periods and topics are important for you to study in your degree and then look at the modules and topics offered on different courses to narrow down your options.
Yeah, I have looked at some. I was hoping someone might know of a few uni’s with a generally good reputation for their history courses. Thank you for the advice!
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Yeah, I have looked at some. I was hoping someone might know of a few uni’s with a generally good reputation for their history courses. Thank you for the advice!
If you can be more specific about the areas/periods of history that you’re interested in studying then you’ll likely get some suggestions
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Yeah, I have looked at some. I was hoping someone might know of a few uni’s with a generally good reputation for their history courses. Thank you for the advice!
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If you can be more specific about the areas/periods of history that you’re interested in studying then you’ll likely get some suggestions
That’s true! Thank you, I didn’t think about that
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Hello, I’m interested in studying a history course at university but I’m not sure which would be best and most online forums sort of said the same thing. I was hoping someone who’s studied history could help me out? Thank you

(Edit: mostly interested in ancient history/history and archaeology)
I did Egyptology, so I have some experience in this area. What topics are you interested in, and what's your predicted grade range? Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but I can tell you what universities might be a good starting point to look at.
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I did Egyptology, so I have some experience in this area. What topics are you interested in, and what's your predicted grade range? Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but I can tell you what universities might be a good starting point to look at.
Thank you! Mostly ancient history/civilization or history and archaeology, and I’m predicated all A’s
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Thank you! Mostly ancient history/civilization or history and archaeology, and I’m predicated all A’s
Maybe have a look at Oxford, Durham, UCL and Edinburgh as a starting point. Oxford offer CAAH which might be up your street.

I'm a little biased as I went there for UG, but Liverpool have a good Ancient History degree, although the entry requirements are only ABB-BBB so you're probably overqualified for that.
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Maybe have a look at Oxford, Durham, UCL and Edinburgh as a starting point. Oxford offer CAAH which might be up your street.

I'm a little biased as I went there for UG, but Liverpool have a good Ancient History degree, although the entry requirements are only ABB-BBB so you're probably overqualified for that.
Thank you! I’ll have a look
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Hello, I’m interested in studying a history course at university but I’m not sure which would be best and most online forums sort of said the same thing. I was hoping someone who’s studied history could help me out? Thank you

(Edit: mostly interested in ancient history/history and archaeology)
Hi hayleykerr

It is great that you are considering studying a degree in History.

In order to find History degrees I would recommend using UCAS as a search tool to find different courses offered by Universities. You can select/ narrow your searches to include specifics such as Ancient History, or History and Archaeology as well as general History. There are numerous courses. I would also advise visiting the university, attend open days when you are able (Covid permitting), to find out more about the course before you make a decision.

I have studied history at university now for 6 years (Undergraduate, Masters and now studying a PhD). If you have any questions, feel free to ask via the University of Hull 'Ask a Student' Scheme - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/ask-a-student

Details of our history course are available on our website - https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/undergr...tory-ba-hons#0

Hope this helps
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PhD History
University of Hull Student Representative
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History is a good choice!

Have you thought about what areas you'd like to look at? History at SOAS takes a global view - you could study modules in the Early History of the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire, or the Confucian World, amongst many others you won't find anywhere else.

You could also combine BA History with a number of other subjects, such as History of Art, a language, or area studies.

Worth having a think about how you want to specialise, which may help you narrow down your choices.

Best of luck!
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