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    Hey guys. I am currently in my 4th year as an Undergraduate at the University of California Santa Barbara. I have applied to 6 MA programs and have been accepted to 4 of them, and still waitin to hear back from one.

    Accepted into the following

    University of Essex- MA Politics
    VU University Amsterdam- MA Political Science
    Brussels School of International Studies (Kent Uni)- MA Politics/IR
    Jacobs Bremen University (Germany)-MA International Relations

    Declined

    Cambridge-MA Politics

    Waiting to hear back from

    Univesity of British Columbia-MA Political Science



    Right now I am leaning towards going to Essex but will go to UBC if I get in because tuition there is very cheap and it is a higher ranked school.
    However, I am also constantly thinking about VU Amsterdam because living in Amsterdam would be awesome.

    My goal is to do well in an MA program then go for a PHD, I believe if I do that at Essex I will be able to get into a better school in the UK such s University College London, Uni Manchester, Oxford, etc.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? Anything will be appreciated.
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    I was a student worker at the Faculty of Graduate Study at UBC, and I've witnessed a lot of applications for political science and IR. It is one of the most popular subjects in the Faculty of Arts.

    Have you heard back from them yet?

    Good luck!






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    Hey guys. I am currently in my 4th year as an Undergraduate at the University of California Santa Barbara. I have applied to 6 MA programs and have been accepted to 4 of them, and still waitin to hear back from one.

    Accepted into the following

    University of Essex- MA Politics
    VU University Amsterdam- MA Political Science
    Brussels School of International Studies (Kent Uni)- MA Politics/IR
    Jacobs Bremen University (Germany)-MA International Relations

    Declined

    Cambridge-MA Politics

    Waiting to hear back from

    Univesity of British Columbia-MA Political Science



    Right now I am leaning towards going to Essex but will go to UBC if I get in because tuition there is very cheap and it is a higher ranked school.
    However, I am also constantly thinking about VU Amsterdam because living in Amsterdam would be awesome.

    My goal is to do well in an MA program then go for a PHD, I believe if I do that at Essex I will be able to get into a better school in the UK such s University College London, Uni Manchester, Oxford, etc.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? Anything will be appreciated.
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    Hello,

    If I were you, I would definitely choose VU University Amsterdam. Simply, Amsterdam city is so vibrant and beautiful.
    It ranks 179 on QS World University Rankings, whereas the University of Essex is just on 315.
    Although Social Sciences for the University of Essex is higher. It ranks 77, whilst VU University Amsterdam is on 130.

    So, yes, it's really difficult to decide just now. The best thing is to wait till UBC.

    Best Wishes!
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    (Original post by whimisicalJ)
    I was a student worker at the Faculty of Graduate Study at UBC, and I've witnessed a lot of applications for political science and IR. It is one of the most popular subjects in the Faculty of Arts.

    Have you heard back from them yet?

    Good luck!
    I reckon it's pretty safe to say that he has, given that his post is over a year old...:erm:

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