Hi this is my first post on this site so I apologise if I do anything wrong!
I'm having a hard time trying to decide between Imperial and UCL for studying genetics. The main concern is that the course at UCL is BSc Biological Sciences: Genetics, whereas the course at Imperial is BSc Biology. I am mainly interested in genetics, and wrote my personal statement surrounding that, but the Biology course at Imperial could be mainly genetics based depending on module choices. Anyway I have a million pros and cons for each:
-Amazing reputation- I know that a degree from here is highly regarded by employers
-Location- From visit days etc I decided I really like the location of the uni and would love to live there
-Ranking- It tends to be ranked higher than UCL
-Social life- I'm concerned that it would be all work and no play here
-Course- Course may be slightly too broad for what I want to do
-Course- Exactly what I wish to study
-Location- I still loved the location as its London based but slightly less the Imperial's
-Social life- I got the sense that the social life here is better, and is slightly better balanced with humanities subjects
-Reputation- Again very good, though slightly less so than Imperial
-Ranking- High ranking but slightly lower than Imperial
All these are only my opinion, so please feel free to argue them, I need help making a choice!!! My offer for both is AAA
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- Thread Starter
- 12-04-2013 19:31
(Original post by ejlockyer1)
- 16-05-2013 17:01
whereas the course at Imperial is BSc Biology. I am mainly interested in genetics, and wrote my personal statement surrounding that, but the Biology course at Imperial could be mainly genetics based depending on module choices.
Now, UCL offer your course, Imperial is a wide range... Which is a good thing because you can specialize into any other field as well as genetics.
Imperial is a specialist science university so any science degree there means you will have more knowledge than any other biology undergraduate. Research the course in depth and seeing as you have your offer, just call the admin office and ask dozens of questions-they want you so it is fine to do so!!
You made your own list of pros and cons which is good, but have you visited them? Which ever you feel comfortable with is the one you should go to. Imperial may be work work work in terms of its reputation, but you don't have to fall into that stereotype, you may find people who are crazy as hell-they just need their outer shell to be broken.
Obviously if i was in your position i would pick imperial, but like i said, you should feel comfortable!
Good luck with everything once you have made your decision!