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HELP ME CHOOSE! Edinburgh Vs York Biological Sciences

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    Hey everyone,

    so I have an offer to study Biology at both Edinburgh and York university and I need to choose one.

    York University is very well regarded for their biology department, and outstanding research. They're closer to home (30 minutes on the train)
    and the accommodation is really close to the department (5 minute walk) as its a campus university.
    However, the major thing making me lean towards York is that it offers a 4 year integrated masters programme where i'd get an Mbiol degree.

    Edinburgh is also fantastic for biology, with great research.
    Its further from home (4 hours on the train)
    And the accommodation is a bus ride away from the department.
    The main reason I'm considering edinburgh is because I absolutely loved the city of Edinburgh, it was gorgeous and had a nice homely feel.
    However, Edinburgh don't do the integrated masters degree so I'd have to apply to do a masters, and the funding won't be covered by student finance as its not considered an undergraduate course.
    This means that to do a masters at Edinburgh, I'd have to get out a private loan.
    Is this a decider, do you think?

    Opinions on facilities, reputation, career aspects, student life etc are all welcome

    Also, if anyone has any interesting points in terms of differences in course structure, that would be helpful.

    I'm running out of time to decide!!!
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