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    Hey guys. This is a really important question, because I have to make a decision. I've got offers from Edinburgh and Durham. I applied for Business Studies and Law at Edinburgh and for Business and Management at Durham.
    The offer I got for Edinburgh was 5 IB points higher then the one I got from Durham! The offer from Durham is far under my predictions, so why would I go there.
    I looked at the rankings and internationally Edinburgh is ranked very well. However in the UK Durham is ranked better. I am confused.
    I have not been to Edinburgh or Durham, however from what I hear Edinburgh has to be a great place.
    What is your opinion? What university is more prestigious?
    Please help me!!! Thank you
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    You appear to be rejecting Durham because...they gave you a lower offer? I'm confused.
    Have you looked at the course? Which one do you like the look of more? Don't just go on things like rankings.
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    Edinburgh's cheaper. If you're not from the UK and from the EU, which you may be as you're doing the IB, Edinburgh will be free, compared to Durham which will cost around three thousand pounds a year. Just something to think about.
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    Have a look at the Durham Campus where the undergrad business courses are taught, Stockton is about half an hour from proper Durham and has limited students (around 3000) so may not offer the University experience that you'll get from your other option.
    Also Business and Law is more employable that straight Business as it allows for a wider amount of skills to be learnt and demonstrated to employers once you graduate.
    Ultimately however, the choice comes down to the University where you'd feel the most able to continue your education, prestige should play little to no part in choosing where you want to study for the next 3/4 years of your life.
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    I think the real question is really whether or not you want to study law - it's more important to get the course right for you than the place.

    In terms of reputation, which seems to be worrying you, I'd say the two are pretty similar. In the UK, Durham perhaps has a marginally better reputation (some might disagree, it isn't black and white!) from what I hear, Edinburgh has a better international reputation, if that matters to you. So there's my uninformed two cents.
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    1. How much do you want to study law with business?
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