Hi, I don't go to either, but I am going to Bristol next year, so I know a bit about it. Personally, I would struggle with that decision as well if I were in your shoes, but it really just depends how much you don't want to go to London. Especially for those sort of subjects, LSE has an incredible reputation, and is really in a different league to Bristol: Normally between unis like these the difference is so small that it wouldn't actually make a difference to your study or employment afterwards, but I think for this kind of subject there might be a slight difference. However, similarly, I could have applied to Imperial College London rather than Bristol for physics, between which there is a similar sort of difference, but I didn't want to study in London, so I didn't apply there. Therefore, I would say if you really don't wan't to study at LSE, then go to Bristol-it is still a fantastic university and you will certainly enjoy it. Remember though if you wanted a bigger safety net than AAB then you could firm LSE for AAA and insure Edinburgh for BBB, just a thought as it would be another option. At the end of the day, when the decision is between unis like these, the most important thing is where you would most enjoy studying. Unfortunately I cannot fill you in on what that department is like at Bristol, but that is also quite an important factor, so hopefully someone else can... (I have been to the uni several times though and the uni and accommodation really is great)
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