Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Which has a better global reputation, exeter or manchester

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Which has a better global reputation for econ, exeter or manchester? i know that exeter has a better one in the Uk but i was wondering which has a better global repuation e.g. if i was to get a job in Hong Kong as a banker or w/e..., would a degree for econ in exeter or manchester be better?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gary)
    Which has a better global reputation for econ, exeter or manchester? i know that exeter has a better one in the Uk but i was wondering which has a better global repuation e.g. if i was to get a job in Hong Kong as a banker or w/e..., would a degree for econ in exeter or manchester be better?
    Do you think your very first job will be abroad? The name on your degree will only really be of importance for your first few years in employment, then what matters is what you have achieved in the jobs you've had, and how you will improve a firm.

    If you plan on working abroad straight out of University, then I guess Manchester is better known, but otherwise, I'd suggest Exeter, as you can always get onto their year in industry, which will help you get a job when you graduate.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gary)
    Which has a better global reputation for econ, exeter or manchester? i know that exeter has a better one in the Uk but i was wondering which has a better global repuation e.g. if i was to get a job in Hong Kong as a banker or w/e..., would a degree for econ in exeter or manchester be better?
    Globally Manchester is but Exeter is much better for economics and much better recognised in the UK. The world rankings for British universities are really odd, Manchester always appears as one of top 10 UK universities on global league tables while on UK league tables it usually appears somewhere between 20th-30th.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Manchester. Exeter doesn't even have a shadow in the global sense.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I have never heard of Exeter until I begun reading posts here on TSR, lol...


    Seriously, if you're considering employment abroad, Manchester is highly recognized and respected. Very rarely would you meet someone who has heard of Exerter. So, if you're investing for a future career outside of the UK, I suggest that you invest it on Manchester.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr. Roxas)
    I have never heard of Exeter until I begun reading posts here on TSR, lol...


    Seriously, if you're considering employment abroad, Manchester is highly recognized and respected. Very rarely would you meet someone who has heard of Exerter. So, if you're investing for a future career outside of the UK, I suggest that you invest it on Manchester.
    I totally 100% agree with your first sentance, cause i was in the same position lol, well im still not too sure cause after i graduate i'll probably try to get a job first in the Uk and then go abroad for the rest of my career so i can't really decide
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gary)
    I totally 100% agree with your first sentance, cause i was in the same position lol, well im still not too sure cause after i graduate i'll probably try to get a job first in the Uk and then go abroad for the rest of my career so i can't really decide
    Manchester pawns Exeter for employment too. http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/GMReport11.pdf




    Here's a small script from the report:


    Employers’ On-Campus Recruitment Promotions

    The top five universities targeted by the largest number of leading employers during the
    2010-2011 recruitment round are Cambridge, Warwick, Manchester, London (which for this
    analysis refers to Imperial College, the London School of Economics and the University of
    London) and Oxford (see Table 4.2). This is the first time that Cambridge has been ranked
    ahead of Manchester, the most-targeted university for the last five years. These universities
    have attracted the largest number of top employers for campus careers fairs, local
    presentations or other university recruitment promotions. Other popular institutions with
    employers include Nottingham, Bristol, Bath, Durham and Leeds.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Overall, would you say manchester is a good uni to study bsc econ? even though its rated quite poorly in the uk university league table
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gary)
    Overall, would you say manchester is a good uni to study bsc econ? even though its rated quite poorly in the uk university league table
    I wouldn't really say Manchester has quite a poor economics standard despite what the league tables say. I think Manchester is very well established and has a solid global reputation for economics and business degree.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Overall Manchester has the better reputation however I would say Exeter has the better reputation in economics
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    If you're hoping to do economics go somewhere a bit more prestigious...I mean the grade requirements are all quite high right? I'd look at UCL/LSE/Bristol/Bath...

    Manc seems to be going downhill each year in terms of league tables here, and Exeter has only really got in the top 20 of UK tables in the last few years...it doesn't perform internationally. Out of the two, I'd say Manc, but there are far superior places you should check out.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by fnm)
    If you're hoping to do economics go somewhere a bit more prestigious...I mean the grade requirements are all quite high right? I'd look at UCL/LSE/Bristol/Bath...

    Manc seems to be going downhill each year in terms of league tables here, and Exeter has only really got in the top 20 of UK tables in the last few years...it doesn't perform internationally. Out of the two, I'd say Manc, but there are far superior places you should check out.
    Yeahh i know that there are far superior places like UCL/LSE/bristol/bath and etc... but i know my potential is like practically AAB so their is no way i could go in to those uni's as the entry requriments for those are A*AA - AAA, thats why i try to stick to uni's which perform relatively well internationally and have entry requirments of AAB
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    The top 5 universities for economics are: Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Warwick and UCL. The next group would perhaps comprise the ff unis: Durham, Bristol, Notts, Edinburgh, Bath and St Andrews. Then you have Bath, Exeter, Manchester, Birmingham and so on. In short, Bath and LSE don't fall in the same group. This is just my opinion, however.


    For banking career, check this out: http://news.efinancialcareers.com/53...-into-banking/

    At undergraduate level in the UK (in no particular order) these are Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE), UCL, Imperial College London and Warwick. The likes of Kings College London, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Bath and Edinburgh are also well-regarded.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Just wondering, does the 4th as grade matter? does uni look at it? even though this is slightly off topic
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr. Roxas)
    The top 5 universities for economics are: Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Warwick and UCL. The next group would perhaps comprise the ff unis: Durham, Bristol, Notts, Edinburgh, Bath and St Andrews. Then you have Bath, Exeter, Manchester, Birmingham and so on. In short, Bath and LSE don't fall in the same group. This is just my opinion, however.
    Oxford doesn't offer straight economics, so I can't to see how it can be classed as in the top five when half of the course is management.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Don't take seriously any answer to this question given by somebody who

    a) has not had significant experience working abroad

    b) has not had a job
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by FDR)
    Oxford doesn't offer straight economics, so I can't to see how it can be classed as in the top five when half of the course is management.
    That is true, but Oxford has a world-class economics department, offers master's and PhD on the field, and has a pool of brilliant, world-renown economists as professors.



    http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/
    http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/graduate
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Mr. Roxas)
    That is true, but Oxford has a world-class economics department, offers master's and PhD on the field, and has a pool of brilliant, world-renown economists as professors.



    http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/
    http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/graduate
    You're right there - for postgrad, Oxford's economics department is one of the best in the world, but for undergraduate, whilst a degree in 'Economics and Management' will be looked on favourably by employers in sectors such as finance, I imagine that to become an economist, a pure economics degree from somewhere such as Durham/Nottingham/Bristol would be better.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gary)
    Which has a better global reputation for econ, exeter or manchester? i know that exeter has a better one in the Uk but i was wondering which has a better global repuation e.g. if i was to get a job in Hong Kong as a banker or w/e..., would a degree for econ in exeter or manchester be better?
    Manchester by far. Miles ahead, Manchester. Manchester is in the top 25 internationally.

    Exeter isn't a bad uni though.

    International, and better global rep- Manchester.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    manchester coz its a much bigger uni
 
 
 
Write a reply…

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: March 27, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Who is going to win Bake Off?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.