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    I have an unconditional offer from both of these institutions, but I'm not sure which one I should go for. The course is geography. However, Glasgow is a BA course, whilst RH accepted me for the BSc course. Both of these institutions are highly-rated for geography, but would taking the BA course place me at a distinct disadvantage?

    Ideally, I'd like to hear from people at these universities, but any advice would help.

    Thank you.
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    There's almost no difference between BA and BSC in terms of employment - go for the place that you'll be happy in!
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    (Original post by Infallible)
    I have an unconditional offer from both of these institutions, but I'm not sure which one I should go for. The course is geography. However, Glasgow is a BA course, whilst RH accepted me for the BSc course. Both of these institutions are highly-rated for geography, but would taking the BA course place me at a distinct disadvantage?

    Ideally, I'd like to hear from people at these universities, but any advice would help.

    Thank you.
    I would say Glasgow since most people I know who took Arts courses at RHUL disliked the University, and had a lot of criticisms of it. (Poor support, facilities, etc.) Glasgow is a great Uni and people seem to love it.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I would say Glasgow since most people I know who took Arts courses at RHUL disliked the University, and had a lot of criticisms of it. (Poor support, facilities, etc.) Glasgow is a great Uni and people seem to love it.
    RH isn't the 'arts' course, it's the science one.
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    (Original post by Infallible)
    RH isn't the 'arts' course, it's the science one.
    No matter what prefix the degree has, if you're doing a general Geography course then it will include both physical and human Geography. Physical Geography is a science, whereas human Geography is a social science. Therefore 50% of your course is basically an Arts.

    I don't really care to argue with you though. You can take my view or leave it.

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