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    I have offers from both Nottingham and UCL for their MPharm course and am having difficulty picking between the two...
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    (Original post by vmasani)
    I have offers from both Nottingham and UCL for their MPharm course and am having difficulty picking between the two...
    Both are highly ranked, I'm in the same position, but deciding between Durham and Manchester. From research I've done, Nottingham is rated the best for pharmacy, with UCL not far behind. Each one will be relatively similar as they're equally as good.
    However, UCL is a London based Uni, so life will be a lot busier and different when compared to life in Nottingham. Have you been to both open days? Personally I'd go for UCL as I'm attracted to the large city and the fast pace life! But Nottingham on the other hand, is also very nice and has a nice campus Uni in contrast to a city Uni.
    Also, finance wise, London will be a lot more expensive when taking into account accom, food, nights out etc.

    However, you should also look at the course on their websites and see which you prefer!

    All the best of luck buddy


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    After being to both the open days I preferred Nottingham's course and teaching facilities a lot more. Accommodation at Nottingham was much nicer too.
    To be completely honest, the reason swaying me towards going to UCL is due to the reputation it has of being one of the top uni nationally and internationally. Not sure if that is the right reason to choose a uni though.

    Also, with the Manc-Durham dilemma; I haven't been to Durham uni but when I visited Manchester their course and teaching facilities looked really good. After speaking to a couple of friends in their third year doing pharmacy at Manchester said that it is really really good and the student life in Manchester is very good. Accommodation being very close to the lecture halls and 24 hour library is a plus point too.
    Only negative I felt about Manchester was that they don't seem to very research based at all and the accommodation that I saw(it was the cheapest) wasn't very nice either.
    Now I am not sure how Durham would compare to this...


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    I am in exactly the same position, also trying to choose between UCL and Nottingham! At the moment I'm swaying towards UCL, mostly because of the uni's reputation and because the London lifestyle seems amazing.. But Nottingham seems to have a better course.. I've been agonising over this decision for months haha


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    Aha I'm glad I'm not the only one KarenVVIP


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    I'm in the same situation too although I'm leaning more toward UCL. I prefer the course at Nottingham, the campus was amazing and they have an awesome Erasmus programme. I heard the city isn't that great though but to each his own.. Oh, and it is the top Uni for Pharmacy.
    As for UCL, they have a better international reputation, they still have a good Erasmus programme, and the area it's in is so pretty ^-^
    I live in London so I'm pretty familiar with the surroundings and everything is literally at your doorstep here. A lot of my friends are staying in London too, and I just get this weird feeling that better opportunities will arise if I stay in London for some reason. I can't explain it but it's just an inkling. I also don't have to pay extra fees because I won't be living out :cool:

    London is also pretty multicultural too...although LSOP itself I think is quite Asian. If you want more of a campus experience then go with Nottingham but if you want somewhere more dynamic, I'd go for London. It may be more expensive, but regardless of what you choose you'll still have to pay back a lot if you're living out. There would probably be more opportunity to socialise with other people from other courses if you're at Nottingham though, although there's nothing stopping you from going to the main UCL campus. I'll be doing that since a few of my best friends are going there
 
 
 
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