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    Im making a decision about my firm choice for university and I dont know what to choose out of the two. As both are fairly similair in terms of the social side of things which do you think is better academically. I know Sheffield was higher on the league table but Manchester did well on the new research scores and are making a big effort to become a top 25 university (i think).

    Any thoughts would be helpful.
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    Imho, Manchester is throwing a lot of money to have their uni looking like a very nice one, but it just hides the crappy bits. Research doesn't mean anything when you're doing an undergrad as it doesn't have any direct impact on you. I don't know anything about Sheffield, nor do I know anything about History, but I've been quite disappointed by my experience at Manchester and will hopefully not be there next year. Of course it's also down to my course and me, though. Have you checked handbooks from both universities to see what modules you could take and sort of see where your interests lay so that you're sure you're doing the right degree?
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    (Original post by jackthomas1990)
    Im making a decision about my firm choice for university and I dont know what to choose out of the two. As both are fairly similair in terms of the social side of things which do you think is better academically. I know Sheffield was higher on the league table but Manchester did well on the new research scores and are making a big effort to become a top 25 university (i think).

    Any thoughts would be helpful.
    Hi, my degrees only half history, but my experience of it has been great (at manchester), I think the research does matter, as you get introduced to new ideas etc. during your modules,foe example one of my anglo-saxon modules is run by a guy who's at the forefront of medieval history and has written most of the more recent research meaning you get a good view of the subject. I know some people have bad experiences of manchester in some subjects but imo the History departments really good, in essays you get good feedback and you have a good choice of modules taught by people who are specialists in it
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    Think they're much of a muchness for History to be honest; both are producing good research and both have good resources for the subject.

    Pick the course that interests you most.
 
 
 
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