I understand that you shouldn't choose universities based on rankings, and that the ranking doesn't state how valuable your degree is etc.
However, is it better to attend a university ranked highly in your subject area, or a university ranked highly overall.
I read somewhere that 75% of graduate jobs do not require a specific degree (I feel that I will be in one of these jobs), therefore would the employers just look at what Uni you went to?
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- 02-04-2013 21:01
- 02-04-2013 21:41
What is the degree you wish to study?
If the subject is ranked highly, then this could suggest that you're more likely to enjoy the course as it could be more stimulating, more money spent on equipment, research etc and could benefit you overall.
Attending a highly ranked university but with your subject ranked low could provide you with a poor university experience and you could leave as a lesser developed individual in your area of study, BUT with the "highly ranked" university name behind you.
Saying this, a very good university isn't likely to have any subject areas which are ranked near the bottom of league tables!