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27 History reviews at University of Reading
Ancient History and History, BA Hons
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.
History, BA Hons
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
History, BA Hons
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.
French and History, BA Hons
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.
Archaeology and History, BA Hons
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 !
History and Politics, BA Hons
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