Actually from what I could gather UCL has better academic reputation, but when it comes to industry Edinburgh is preferred by most employers. So, I guess, for PhD UCL is better choice, but if one wants to get a job Edinburgh may be better, esp. in Finance, since they have specific Econ Finance option.
(Original post by Econla)
I declined Edinburgh. I really liked the programme, specially because they have interesting electives in finance, but in front of UCL by overall and department ranking, mathematical rigour, potential placement both for Phd or industry + location, it was hard for me to accept Edin and decline UCL, but if I had not been accepted to UCL I would have taken the scottish programme.
Another consideration is cost - London is a lot more expensive to live in than Edinburgh.
Oh, and regarding "kindness" - Edinburgh is indeed extremely kind and caring, responding to emails and communicating. Again, from the information I could find UCL is ranked lower by students in terms of satisfaction, and communicating with both confirmed it.
Last edited by janjanmmm; 13-04-2012 at 18:17.