I have received offers from both Edinburgh and Manchester for their MSc Economics programmes and now I am torn between both.
Which one would you choose, if you were in my position, and why?
I am looking forward to your answers very much, you would help me a great deal!
Edinburgh or Manchester - MSc Economics Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-03-2011 14:03
- 06-04-2011 00:21
I would say both are equally good departments and really nice cities to live in. Having lived in Edinburgh for four years I am a bit biased towards Edinburgh. I really like the idea of the Scottish Graduate Programme.
It would be the best for you to look at the syllabi and options available, and then base your choice on your interests.
- 28-03-2012 23:14
Manchester, better in economics and highly ranked overall as well.
- 28-03-2012 23:17
I would have to say I consider Manchester the better university...
- 29-03-2012 22:35
Now, the difference between both is very tiny....as George 85 says, Edinburgh is a very coold place for what I've heard, and UoE has a better brand name than Manchester and the idea of the SGPE is very interesting.
As George 85 I would say that you have to check the syllabus and other things mora than just academics. What is your main goal post graduation? Industry or Phd?
(I have an offer too from the SGPE )
- Community Assistant
- 31-03-2012 15:39
Choose the one that offers the modules that interest you the most. Personally I'd pick Manchester as they have a much stronger econometrics group, and offer more modules in statistical inference and theoretical econometrics.
From what I've seen, the SGPE is pretty limited in terms of modules on offer, even for normal economic theory ones.