Hey everyone, so I’m studying BA English and History. That means that half my modules in the year are English modules and the other half are History modules. I’ve just finished my second year and will be spending the next year in Strasbourg, France studying History.
Second year has been amazing. I’ve loved all my modules, and I genuinely enjoyed them, which is different from first year when you’re being introduced to the modules and the university. In second year, at least for the History part of my degree, there is so much more choice and options; you can learn what you want to learn (to an extent). And my favourite part of this year has been the history dissertation module HS2000. It gave me the chance to think about my dissertation and how I’m going to research my topic. It was scary at first, because I had to write a 5,000 words essay but once I got started, I wished I had more words.
Whereas next year all my lectures, coursework and exams will be in French, which means that I have to have a good knowledge of the language (yikes!). Rest assured I do know some French, as I did AS Level French, but that’s not enough. It’s a good thing that the University of Leicester provided language classes in the evening and weekends called Languages at Leicester. And after a year of language classes (I had them for two hours every Tuesday), I have to say that I am not entirely sure that I can handle being taught History in French, I mean I can barely handle being taught in English, but I am looking forward to next year.