History at the University of Exeter was exceptional. The course was clearly structured, and you could see how core modules in year 1 and 2 built up your knowledge in preparation for the final year and your dissertation. Optional modules were based on current research of the academic. Half of your final year is dedicated to studying one topic in depth - this was absolutely brilliant and gave you time to immerse yourself in current historiographical debates. I specialised in Early Modern History - the staff in this area were supportive and easily contactable. There were many ways to engage with the department outside of classes, such as peer mentoring and student-staff forums.
Decent course. Lectures are recorded online and are mostly very interesting. Really flexible too as can pick any of the Politics modules. Could be more flexible on the history side. Haven’t met my personal tutor so can’t really comment on that but there hasn’t been much of a personal feel with the tutors or lecturers in my experience tbh.
I am very much enjoying my course, it is a lot of fun as well as interesting, and the module choices have let me expand my horizons. The professors are also very dedicated and make an effort to make the lectures interesting.