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University Degree: Historical and Philosophical studies

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    Is History a Nightmare

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    If sodomy/homosexuality was 'unmentionable' in the Middle Ages, how can we write its history?

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    Did the Suez Crisis hasten the end of the British Empire?

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    Did Britain become a Classless Society after 1945?

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    Why did British agriculture decline after 1870?

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    To what extent did the idea of a separate sphere(TM) of life for women become eroded in the period 1870-1914?

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    Account for the attractiveness of eugenics amongst left-wing social reformers

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"The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward."

-Winston Churchill

If you want to understand the broad shape of events and thoughts that have shaped human civilisations over the past few millennia, then chances are you'll be able to find a university degree within the historical and philosophical studies to suit your needs.

No matter whether you're partial to epistemology, modern history, Islamic studies, or any other sub-specialty, youll be expected to produce a healthy ream of writing for your degree. Forewarned is forearmed: don't leave your marks to chance. Study Marked by Teachers' collection of historical and philosophical studies papers, and you'll learn to construct arguments as strong as they are stylish.

Students of these subjects leave with a widely transferable set of skills. Career destinations could includeteaching, marketing, management, politics,law, and media.


Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

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  • Compare and Contrast the Representation of Enlightenment in "The Matrix" and "American Beauty." How do these films represent enlightenment and what difference does enlightenment make to the characters of Neo and Lester Burnham?

    "American Beauty and The Matrix both recognise the benefits of enlightenment from the ability of being truthful and honest. It realises the need of being truthful and honest from having to keep up appearances and let things lead to boiling point. American Beauty suggests that enlightenment is key, however, it doesn't come cheaply and in the violent conclusion Lester is murdered as a result of this. Similarly in the Matrix violence is used as a preventative measure against enlightenment as it is feared that with the realisation of enlightenment and freedom there is no order and thus no control resulting in anarchy. Filmography American Beauty, directed by Sam Mendes, 1999. The Matrix, directed by The Wachowski brothers, 1999. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher, 1999."

  • Not an age of reason, but a revolt against rationalism. (Peter Gay) Discuss this characterisation of the Enlightenment.

    "It is my belief that for the Enlightenment to reach its conclusions, the existence of Rationalism was necessary to inspire further thought. Similarly, it is my belief that the Christianity's existence was paramount to the emergence of Rationalist thought. None of these things are a revolt against the other, but an augmentation of their ideas. The revolt against rationalism cannot replace the age of reason, for they are one and the same thing. For mankind to be at the intellectual point we are in the twenty-first century, it was necessary for the Enlightenists to be reasonable in their search for an alternative path to rationalism. antagonist"

  • To what extent can Wolsey be considered the master rather than the servant in policy decisions under Henry VIII

    "In order to answer the question of whether Wolsey was the master or the servant in policy decisions under Henry VIII, this essay has shown that although Wolsey demonstrated great skill in administration and was an exceptionally hard worker, Henry VIII was still in overall charge. Wolsey could be seen to be a sycophant, courting favour with the King in order to further his own wealth and career. During the early years of Henry's reign, it is possible that Wolsey could be seen as the master, purely because the youthful Henry was caught up in more amusing affairs. However, Henry always devised policy but left Wolsey to carry it out. Henry recognised Wolsey's abilities and utilised them, but whilst Henry could easily remove Wolsey, Wolsey as a servant of the King was not able to remove Henry. In conclusion, the evidence suggests that Henry VIII and Wolsey formed an effective partnership, but Wolsey was always Henry's servant."

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