Serious Post: Why is MMU ranked so low?Watch
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That's probably why. Don't take much notice of league tables though..they're not very reliable. Uni. is what you make of it.
I not actually saying this for real - just trying to argue a point! I personally don't believe this should be said about any uni.
I'm going to MMU
Exactly. I usually go with thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk because it appears to be the most accurate. I was going to apply to MMU for Law, but they wanted ABB which I thought was quite high considering the position of the University in the league tables. If it was BBB or lower I would've applied. It's so high because it's in Manchester.
It is quite a high requirement but I guess it's because it's Law and as we all know it's a very popular course. Believe it or not MMU is actually the UK's most popular university in terms of the number of applications it recieves through UCAS so I guess that gives them the power to demand high entry grades. Having said that there are many similar universities that ask for ABB for law including DeMontford, Hertfordshire, Hull, Northumbria and Oxford Brooks. To be fair if the students at these universities are really achieving those sorts of grades I think its a bit unfair to be calling them unintelligent.
Because you don't need to have done particularly well in your A-levels & GCSEs to get in,
I'm sure there are a number of very intelligent people there, but a lot of people will associate it with someone they know from school/elsewher who wasn't the most academic etc :L
Also the workload is different.
Luckily Ill be leaving my poo degree and starting a new one at MMU, in one of the best schools for my subject in the country
I could happily get quiet a few unis which consistently out rank UoM for a similar course, but not UoM its self. Bizarre!
Just goes to show league tables 'ain't what they are cracked up to be'!
Seriously though OP, partly due to the reputation the world 'metropolitan' carries and partly due to the fact some of the departments are, put honestly, ****.
In comparison to UoM, its obviously not as good. But it does have some superb departments. It offers some degrees which many would argue are 'mickey mouse degrees', this harms the universities overall position.
It has a high drop out rate and fairly poor student satisfaction, but I generally dont think this is a fault of the university, more that of the 'type' of applicants it attracts.
It almost certainly has a higher percentage of ***** who just want to party and do no work - but that shouldn't reflect badly on universities as a whole, which it does as things stand, unfortunately.
When applying to any university you need to look long and hard at the teaching quality and reputation of the department and course, then consider the university as a whole.
If you are doing a specialised degree the employer will know which universities do a good job of teaching it, and general reputation of the institution will come second to course quality.
Look at course rankings, then universities rankings.