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King's College London (KCL)#64
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU)#65
University of Hull#66
Northumbria University#67
University of Reading#68
Leeds Beckett University#69
University of Leeds#70
University of Roehampton#71
University of Wolverhampton#72
Queen's University Belfast (QUB)#73

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Covid-19 Response

TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
Open day on 17th & 18th Jun.
TEACHING NOTES:
Your teaching will be through a combination of regular face-to-face on-campus sessions and online learning. Face coverings will be expected in all indoor spaces (including teaching rooms and the Library), both when moving around and where social distancing cannot be maintained.
This is the latest available data taken from the reading.ac.uk website on 17th January 2022. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

27 History reviews at University of Reading


Student Review: 2 /5

History and Politics, BA Hons

By member538491 On 24th May 19

Good range of choice for modules to choose in year 2 and 3, the lecturers are generally good. However, I have only had one meeting with my personal tutor all year and contact hours are very limited, so not to much value for money

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Student Review: 4 /5

History, BA Hons

By member1017568 On 29th October 15

Not many lecture hours at all, I think it's same with all unis, but they leave a lot of content up to you to learn yourself by reading etc which seems ridiculous as this isn't what I'm paying for

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Student Review: 4 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member44578 On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member44578 On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member44578 On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 2 /5

History, BA Hons

By member118512 On 15th May 15
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Student Review: 5 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member119523 On 30th June 15

With history job prospects are always good, but it was archaeology I loved, the department was brilliant (still is), the archaeologists are a very close knit department, it's awesome, the fieldschool is brilliant, so if you do archaeology I highly reccomend it, you get to know second and third years, I love archaeology department and would reccomend my course to anyone with a love for history !

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Student Review: 5 /5

History and Economics, BA Hons

By member611516 On 23rd July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5

History and Philosophy, BA Hons

By member411527 On 23rd July 15

I completely love my course - and the staff really inspire me! It's great to work closely with some of the world's best scholars!

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Student Review: 5 /5

History, BA Hons

By member716936 On 18th October 15
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Student Review: 5 /5

History, BA Hons

By member616967 On 18th October 15
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Student Review: 3 /5

History, BA Hons

By ridspop On 20th October 15
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Student Review: 4 /5

History, BA Hons

By Ellie Chaston On 21st October 15

The faculty is of course varied in their methods, but the teaching quality is always good, and the staff all know in great detail what it is they're lecturing or teaching about, particularly as many of them are researching the topics they teach modules on! Whilst history isn't necessarily an incredibly employable degree, Reading provides many opportunities for you to find a career - job shops, career fairs and workshops, even modules within History itself (ie Museum Studies). The content of the History course is very varied and interesting - whereas many universities I looked at offer predominantly modern history, Reading provides modules throughout all of history past the fall of the Roman Empire up to almost the present day, not shying away from including many medieval modules (much to my glee). Whilst History may not have as many contact hours as other subjects, the course at Reading is most definitely still value for money.

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Student Review: 5 /5

History and Economics, BA Hons

By member1320493 On 22nd December 15
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Student Review: 2 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member838483 On 24th May 19

Varied subjects but difficulty over modules

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Student Review: 4 /5

History, BA Hons

By member520521 On 22nd December 15
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Student Review: 3 /5

History, BA Hons

By member722336 On 9th May 16

I enjoyed the course, but limited number of contact hours, all own work.

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Student Review: 3 /5

History and International Relations, BA Hons

By member622959 On 2nd July 16
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Student Review: 1 /5

German and History, BA Hons

By member423379 On 1st August 16

Bit s*** really

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Student Review: 4 /5

French and History, BA Hons

By member1023416 On 3rd August 16

History side of the course is great! First year gives you an overview of a huge amount of historical eras which leads to more specialism in second and third years. French started out very basic in an effort to make sure everyone was up to the same standard. Oral lessons were pretty underwhelming and class size prevented lots of actual discussion so that could be an area to improve upon, however the two hour grammar lessons were very helpful! All tutors are lovely.

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Student Review: 2 /5

History, BA Hons

By member924409 On 22nd October 16
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Student Review: 4 /5

History and Economics, BA Hons

By member425005 On 8th December 16

Hard if you haven't done A level maths or Economics

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Student Review: 4 /5

Ancient History and History, BA Hons

By member1130506 On 23rd February 18

Emma is a legend. I mean worth doing Ancient History just to be lectured by her, never met so great a lecturer. The rest are decent enough, and the course it's self is very interesting. However having half a term of Art History made me want to die, as in I would of preferred to be one of the cadavers Da Vinci dissected then ever have to study art history again. Worse thing is it was a compulsory module, so no escape from the utter soul destroying boredom which is an art history lecture. On the bright side at least that's done forever. The only issue is that due to being joint honours I only had one optional module, and due to having to balance the credits of my degree I couldn't take an optional module in History, but rather I had to take a university wide one or one in the school of classics. Being an idiot I took Latin and I now hate my life.

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Student Review: 5 /5

History, BA Hons

By member1132990 On 21st July 18

Personal tutor is amazing. Great selection of topics for modules.

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Student Review: 5 /5

History and Economics, BA Hons

By member1038026 On 16th May 19

Good lecturers all very helpful

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Student Review: 5 /5

History and Politics, BA Hons

By member538432 On 24th May 19

Teaching staff are great, however, staff cuts have added pressure onto academics to either go part time or to take voluntary leave.

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Student Review: 4 /5

Archaeology and History, BA Hons

By member44578 On 30th April 15
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