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Hey! Haven’t found a single person applying for Human Sciences 2022 and thought I’d make a thread. Where did everyone apply to (as I only found 3 unis offering the courses)? Any advice from past students about the best uni to go to for Human Sciences?
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Original post by Elizabeth549
Hey! Haven’t found a single person applying for Human Sciences 2022 and thought I’d make a thread. Where did everyone apply to (as I only found 3 unis offering the courses)? Any advice from past students about the best uni to go to for Human Sciences?

Hi! Currently 3rd year human sciences at UCL c would be happy to answer any Qs about the course
Original post by ksennnn
Hi! Currently 3rd year human sciences at UCL c would be happy to answer any Qs about the course


Hey! I’ve actually applied to UCL just waiting to hear back now! My major reservations about UCL are that people have said it’s a lot more isolating due to being in London and so spread out - what do you think? It also seems to be a much more biology focussed course rather than social/political interactions and geography - would you say this is true or is it more holistic? Also are the academics good to learn from/ do you like them and UCL in general?
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Original post by Elizabeth549
Hey! I’ve actually applied to UCL just waiting to hear back now! My major reservations about UCL are that people have said it’s a lot more isolating due to being in London and so spread out - what do you think? It also seems to be a much more biology focussed course rather than social/political interactions and geography - would you say this is true or is it more holistic? Also are the academics good to learn from/ do you like them and UCL in general?

Hi!
In terms of being more isolating , I guess it is true that you are more spread out compared to just being at a campus uni. However, UCL has loads of societies (over 200), events on campus almost every night and also you live in halls in your first year anyway so you do meet a lot of other uni students .:smile: That being said I guess it is still more spread out. Human sciences is also a relatively small group, around 30-40 people, so you do kind of know everyone.
In terms of the course - beyond the first year, you choose modules yourself so you can make it as social sciency (or not) as you like:smile: The rule is that you choose from departments which have “science” in the name. Social sciences therefore count, especially if it’s anthropology or from STS. The dissertation is interdisciplinary - which means that while you do have to incorporate some science, it doesn’t have to be very intense. The first year is also slightly more skewed towards biosciences (just in terms of module number) than other similar courses, though, so you do have to keep that in mind!

In terms of academics, I think they have been pretty great overall, although there are some exceptions. I’m sure that is true everywhere though. In terms of teaching quality I really can’t compare as I have only ever gone to UCL ahaha

I hope this helps x
Original post by ksennnn
Hi!
In terms of being more isolating , I guess it is true that you are more spread out compared to just being at a campus uni. However, UCL has loads of societies (over 200), events on campus almost every night and also you live in halls in your first year anyway so you do meet a lot of other uni students .:smile: That being said I guess it is still more spread out. Human sciences is also a relatively small group, around 30-40 people, so you do kind of know everyone.
In terms of the course - beyond the first year, you choose modules yourself so you can make it as social sciency (or not) as you like:smile: The rule is that you choose from departments which have “science” in the name. Social sciences therefore count, especially if it’s anthropology or from STS. The dissertation is interdisciplinary - which means that while you do have to incorporate some science, it doesn’t have to be very intense. The first year is also slightly more skewed towards biosciences (just in terms of module number) than other similar courses, though, so you do have to keep that in mind!

In terms of academics, I think they have been pretty great overall, although there are some exceptions. I’m sure that is true everywhere though. In terms of teaching quality I really can’t compare as I have only ever gone to UCL ahaha

I hope this helps x


That’s really helpful thanks! x
Reply 5
Original post by Elizabeth549
Hey! Haven’t found a single person applying for Human Sciences 2022 and thought I’d make a thread. Where did everyone apply to (as I only found 3 unis offering the courses)? Any advice from past students about the best uni to go to for Human Sciences?

Hi! I’m also applying to human sciences and yesss I don’t know anyone either who’s applied to the course.
Original post by Batoool
Hi! I’m also applying to human sciences and yesss I don’t know anyone either who’s applied to the course.


Ikrrrr where did you apply? And what other courses did you apply to bcs i literally applied to environmental science at my other two unis hahahaha
Reply 7
Original post by Elizabeth549
Ikrrrr where did you apply? And what other courses did you apply to bcs i literally applied to environmental science at my other two unis hahahaha

I applied for the UCL Arts and Sciences, natural sci at some places and human sci at other places as well. It’s rlly confusing I keep forgetting my choices 😅 but basically I just have no idea what I want to do and I feel like my interest is in lots of places. But tbh I found the human sciences at UCL very hard science based whilst the Durham one was more like a specialised anthropology course so I’m still having a lot of doubts about my choices. And whilst I really like the distribution of disciplines in Oxford I already got rejected unfortunately so I guess I’ll just have to see how it all turns out. Good luck to you tho, hope you get your first choice !!!!!!
Original post by Batoool
I applied for the UCL Arts and Sciences, natural sci at some places and human sci at other places as well. It’s rlly confusing I keep forgetting my choices 😅 but basically I just have no idea what I want to do and I feel like my interest is in lots of places. But tbh I found the human sciences at UCL very hard science based whilst the Durham one was more like a specialised anthropology course so I’m still having a lot of doubts about my choices. And whilst I really like the distribution of disciplines in Oxford I already got rejected unfortunately so I guess I’ll just have to see how it all turns out. Good luck to you tho, hope you get your first choice !!!!!!


Awh no! I have an Oxford interview tomorrow so here’s to hoping hahahahha but yeah I agree UCL seems much more science based, Exeter human sciences seems to be a really good balance but obviously Penryn campus is SO far away... Good luck with your other unis! xx
Hello!! I have just firmed UCL for human sciences and haven't been able to find anyone else who applied for it! Have you heard back from everywhere and decided where you'd like to go yet? xx

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