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17 Reasons Why Studying History at University Was The Best Decision You Ever Made

If you’ve ever wondered whether you made the right decision to study History at university, here’s the proof you need.

1. It’s one of the broadest degrees out there.

Meaning you can hone in on what specifically interests you.

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2. And no one can ever accuse you of being ignorant of the past.

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3. You can enjoy having the right to bestow judgement upon anyone who questions the point of researching historical events.

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4. Or anyone who thinks that it is impossible to discover new ideas.

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5. You get a lot of free time. Like, a lot.

Which makes you feel slightly better about the amount of work you have to do. Slightly.

6. It is perfectly feasible to class watching ‘Horrible Histories’ as revision.

Relevant and entertaining.

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7. Or pretty much any film or TV series based on historical events, for that matter.

Which they arguably all are, in one way or another.

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8. There is no doubt that you will always be welcomed with open arms to join pub quiz teams.

You won’t necessarily know all the answers, but when you do you’ll be a hero.

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9. And you’ll be able to reap the benefits of regular History Soc events.

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10. Which, if you’re lucky, might involve visiting impressive historical cities and landmarks under the guise of education.

If you’re very, very lucky.

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11. You’ll be using original sources that are way more stylish than those for most other degrees.

If you can read the handwriting, of course.

12. And you can pretend to be Indiana Jones when you handle historical artefacts that the lecturer has brought with them.

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13. Or that you’re at Hogwarts when you’re leafing through the uni library archives.

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14. You can appreciate Medieval Reactions on a whole new level.

15. And feel particularly accomplished when you manage to make an old theory sound new by rewording it a little.

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16. Or bring new light to something that was originally researched a long time ago.

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17. And even though you occasionally feel as though you and your coursemates are living in the past, you wouldn’t change it for anything.

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