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Sorry, only just read your other post. Yes you're right about the French Cadre system, grandes ecoles being highly affluent etc.

What degrees did the people you know do at UoW and what jobs do they have?

I had dreams of going to LSE, after going to the Business summer school which was after GCSE's but the summer school was too late in time to motivate me. They only take people with a certain number of A's to get in but had I been to the summer school before GCSE's would've been life changing. Was an amazing place, including their library!

Thanks.
ESCP is part of the 'Ive League' of France, and the French school system is extremely tough on students, so I believe even if someone with average grades managed to fight themselves in, it will be a tough environment :/ I'm hoping to get the grades to go there, provided I find a good uni to transfer to.

Uni of Westminster is a partner uni of my (French) school, so some people I go (and went) with choose to go there. They have mainly degrees in International Business / Business Administration. It can be difficult to determine to what extent a degree is important in those subjects, because those types of work are so heavily dependent on connections. Most of the students at my school are from wealthy backgrounds and people know each other, and honestly I think that's why they do well. Same with schools in Paris such as EBS, AUP, ISG and Regent's UK in London. The low grade requirements can be tempting, but if you're not already from an upper class background, it can be hard to 'squeeze in' (which you HAVE to, to get a decent job coming from a not very good school).

Then there are schools such as INSEAD. It is pricey and competitive, but they put a lot of stress on work experience. It's important to determine what you can do to reach your goals, and doing some extra summer school is great For the OP, I think he should fight his way up through working and then apply at a school like that, maybe even get his masters sponsored. Another option is basically to start a new bachelor in a similar subject, like business etc., something which can be combined with marketing to create a 'niche' (the BEST way to get the job you want). Work hard, and if you have the strength, go for masters after.
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Hi guys
I received two offers to study Marketing at Kent and Sussex. I'd like to ask for your opinions. Which would your choice be?
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The only french school I would study at are INSEAD and HEC if I wanted to work in UK. HEC has a decent alumni base in London so some recruiters should recognise the name.
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ey dudes =)

I will apply at following universities in their marketing and marketing communications programs:

Glasgow Caledonian
University of Westminster
Liverpool John Moores
Edinburgh Napier
Leeds Met
Manchester Met
London Metropolitan University
Oxford Brookes

Again my approach was to find uni's in "exciting" cities where you can get in with a 2.2 degree as well.

Do you think of any uni's where I should try and apply as well?

What do think: There must be at least someone who accepts me? I am putting a lot of effort into my statement, have one internship already and some more from march until the program starts in september. Of course in the area of marketing.

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edinburgh napier is the best on your list. then oxford brookes.
don't even think to go to london met and manchester met...don't waste your time and money.

aston business school has a MSc in Marketing and it requires a minimum lower second class. aston is a kick-ass university!
you could also try the university of lincoln, sheffield hallam university, robert gordon university, sunderland (but it quite sucks).
good luck
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i cannot really answer which one is better, but they're both so bad

and yes, aston requires a minimum 2.2 for the MSc in Marketing Management, but it's a really good uni and the competition to get in is hard....with a 2.2 you are elegible but the chances are pretty low

other programs requiring a 2.2:
- "MSc in Management with Marketing" at Bournemouth
- "MA in Marketing" at Royal Holloway University

Bournemouth and Royal Holloway are good university, especially the second because it's in London, which means it's well connected with the industries
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n'importe quoi...you have to know that in france ESCP and the like are easy access for Mastere spécilaisé...we are not talking about grande ecole..i'm french and i know very well the system....it's VERY HARD to get in an Msc in UK (Imperial/LSE/Oxbridge) but easy for a Mastere specialisé in France (HEC, ESCP, ESSEC...blablabla)...The mastere specialisé are cash cows for those schools...they don't care about your Grades....The most important factors are your GMAT (or TAGE MAGE) and Personal statement..and of course how well you dod in the Interview...So YES you will have more chance too be admitted in ESCP Mastere spéiclisé in Marketing cause the grades don,t matter..Sometimes they don't even now foreign marks framework...One of my old mate who was a below average student (GPA of 2.7) was accepted in the Mastere spécialisé Finance at L'ESCP...he wasn't able to get admitted to any of the top Msc Finance in UK (LSE/Impérial/Oxbridge) which require at least a GPA of 3.5

But the downside is that everyone in france know that Mastere specialisé are cash cows thus they are not well regarded as the famous "Grande école"(the french prestigious undergraduate) but still give you an edge particularly when you do it within a good French BS (ESSEC/HEC/ESCP/EM LYON)

My two cents.
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So YES you will have more chance too be admitted in ESCP Mastere spéiclisé in Marketing cause the grades don,t matter..
yes, the only problem is that to be eligible for the Mastere spécialisé you have to have a postgraduate qualification, aka a MSc. you cannot get into the program directly from a bachelor's degree. or you can have a bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant work experience...but at this point i'd rather do an MBA.

as for the other things you have said, you're completely right, these kind of masters are cash cows for the schools, but the programs are good anyway and having a master from HEC or ESCP looks so damn good on your cv
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