Basically I'm applying for these courses:
Ancient and Modern History, Oxford
History and Classics, Edinburgh
Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History, Durham
History, St. Andrews
I know it's important to talk about your interests when it comes to your personal statement but everything on my personal statement is ancient and medieval with a TINY bit of early modern - i talk about a greek tragedy and talk about lady lumley's translations (tudor woman who was the first to translate euripides)
my epq which is comparing spain under the roman empire and under the arab empire (so ancient and medieval)
is it worth adding something on more modern history? i took part in a debate which i suppose i could link to a modern history topic but it's not as interesting to me as the other stuff i have on there.
i think my current range might be decent for oxford, but my other unis, i.e., durham, st andrews, maybe edi? have separate courses solely for ancient and medieval history, and i fear that they'd think my personal statement is not ranged enough for the specific course i applied to if that makes sense. i do still want to have modern history and enjoy current courses i do on it but ive mainly done supercurricular stuff for ancient and medieval history because they are my main interests and they flow and link nicely in my ps.