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    Making the same thread in the Glasgow board, sorry if that's not allowed, just looking for a range of opinions. :P
    Ok, I applied for Politics (and IR at Aberdeen) and got rejected from my top choice of Glasgow with AAABC in my Highers. I was devastated because I really really wanted to go there, I love the Uni, but more than anything I loved the location. I'm a total city person and I'm from Edinburgh so it's not too far from home.

    So this leaves me with:

    Aberdeen - Unconditional
    Strathclyde - Unconditional
    Dundee - Unconditional
    Edinburgh - Conditional (A in any Higher)

    I'm choosing between Aberdeen and Strathclyde because I want to move away from home and Dunde just doesn't really appeal to me.
    I quite liked Aberdeen on the open day, but a lot of things about the place don't appeal to me (no decent gigs :/, far away, cold, and most of all it's just not Glasgow). However, I'm kind of under the impression Strathclyde isn't that good for Politics and the reason I really want to go there is because I love Glasgow. Also, jobs market isn't the best right now, so would quite like to go somewhere good for my course.

    So, any suggestions? Thanks, much appreciated.
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    It depends what you want to focus on. Strathclyde is stronger in Scottish/British politics whereas Aberdeen focuses more on IR and comparative politics. If you're more interested in IR I would definitely recommend Aberdeen...

    (Aberdeen Politics course list - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/cours...php?Subject=PI just replace PI with IR for the that list.)
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    (Original post by danielj315)
    It depends what you want to focus on. Strathclyde is stronger in Scottish/British politics whereas Aberdeen focuses more on IR and comparative politics. If you're more interested in IR I would definitely recommend Aberdeen...

    (Aberdeen Politics course list - http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/cours...php?Subject=PI just replace PI with IR for the that list.)
    Hmm, I wouldn't say that Strathclyde isn't strong on international relations. We have an international relations & global governance class twice a week in second year. Though, I much prefer contemporary british governance.
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    Hmm, I wouldn't say that Strathclyde isn't strong on international relations. We have an international relations & global governance class twice a week in second year. Though, I much prefer contemporary british governance.
    Equally by then we could have done 'History and Concepts', 'International Organisations','International Relations Theory' and 'International Political Economy'


    Just different specialisations
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    thanks guys.
    i'm still not entirely sure but i think that the course at aberdeen might appeal to me more.
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    i might be taking an international relations class during study abroad next semester, so maybe see you there?
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    Finally an "Aberdeen vs. Strathyclyde" thread. Though not having applied for Politics but for Management/Business I am in quite the same situation as you are/was...

    Would be nice if anybody could help me too ?

    (My offers: International Business (Strathclyde), Management and Hospitality & Tourism (Joint Honours, Strathclyde), Management Studies (MA, Aberdeen)). I think it is going to be Int. Business or Management Studies, but I don't know a lot about each course's reputation, career perspectives... Only considering the city & lifestyle, Aberdeen seems to be totally my thing...
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    First of all, I quite enjoy the politics-related courses I have (actually, IR) here in Aberdeen. I do not think we have that much less of a musical scene here, nor that is is colder than Edinburgh (in fact, I'd say the opposite). For a descent finish, a couple of hours on the train is not that far away, I'm coming from 3000km away!
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    (Original post by Sim0ne)
    Finally an "Aberdeen vs. Strathyclyde" thread. Though not having applied for Politics but for Management/Business I am in quite the same situation as you are/was...

    Would be nice if anybody could help me too ?

    (My offers: International Business (Strathclyde), Management and Hospitality & Tourism (Joint Honours, Strathclyde), Management Studies (MA, Aberdeen)). I think it is going to be Int. Business or Management Studies, but I don't know a lot about each course's reputation, career perspectives... Only considering the city & lifestyle, Aberdeen seems to be totally my thing...
    For nearly any other subject I would say Aberdeen.

    But.. Strathclyde has a very good and well known business school, all other things being equal I would want to study business there!
 
 
 

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