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Hi, if anyone is taking any of the following courses, please message me with your opinions on them
I have applied to UCL and Birmingham Liberal Art courses and Durham Combined honors in Arts, and I'm in a dilemma with which course to choose:


UCL:
Pros: - good rep, its in London so i'll have a lot of opportunities, there are more events, concerts, basically a lot more things to do, i'd have to push myself out of my comfort zone and i think that would be good for me


Cons: 50% of the coursework is the core modules so i don't have much freedom with my choices, London is expensive as frick frack, a lot of people i know are going there and for personal reasons, i'd like to go somewhere that i don't know anybody


Birmingham:
Pros: good course, i get to do a year abroad via Erasmus exchange program, nice city, not London but pretty close in terms of events and diversity, less expensive


Cons: rather new course (2014 is the second year), only 30 students and tbh i'm not that excited about living here although everything about sounds great


Durham:
Pros: the city and school is so nice and beautful, lovee the collegiate system, i already got accepted into my preferred college (which is also the best/most competative college to get into)
Cons: it's not much of a big change from the lifestyle that i'm living in right now and Durham is in the middle of nowhere so there's far less stuff to do compared to the other 2 cities.


All opinions on these school/courses are much appreciated!
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If I were applying now (rather than decades ago!) the BASc at UCL would be my number one choice. I think that the 50% compulsory core is one of the main attractions of the course because those modules would help bring everything together in a coherent fashion. Completely free mixed honours degrees can end up looking a bit random... A bit of 19th century philosophy, some ancient history, a module on post-modern art etc etc etc...
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(Original post by npt0608)
Hi, if anyone is taking any of the following courses, please message me with your opinions on them
I have applied to UCL and Birmingham Liberal Art courses and Durham Combined honors in Arts, and I'm in a dilemma with which course to choose:


UCL:
Pros: - good rep, its in London so i'll have a lot of opportunities, there are more events, concerts, basically a lot more things to do, i'd have to push myself out of my comfort zone and i think that would be good for me


Cons: 50% of the coursework is the core modules so i don't have much freedom with my choices, London is expensive as frick frack, a lot of people i know are going there and for personal reasons, i'd like to go somewhere that i don't know anybody


Birmingham:
Pros: good course, i get to do a year abroad via Erasmus exchange program, nice city, not London but pretty close in terms of events and diversity, less expensive


Cons: rather new course (2014 is the second year), only 30 students and tbh i'm not that excited about living here although everything about sounds great


Durham:
Pros: the city and school is so nice and beautful, lovee the collegiate system, i already got accepted into my preferred college (which is also the best/most competative college to get into)
Cons: it's not much of a big change from the lifestyle that i'm living in right now and Durham is in the middle of nowhere so there's far less stuff to do compared to the other 2 cities.


All opinions on these school/courses are much appreciated!
It sounds like you've pretty much decided against Birmingham. Personally, I would prefer the atmosphere of Durham, but if you're looking for something new, go for UCL.


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Hi, if anyone is taking any of the following courses, please message me with your opinions on them
I have applied to UCL and Birmingham Liberal Art courses and Durham Combined honors in Arts, and I'm in a dilemma with which course to choose:


UCL:
Pros: - good rep, its in London so i'll have a lot of opportunities, there are more events, concerts, basically a lot more things to do, i'd have to push myself out of my comfort zone and i think that would be good for me


Cons: 50% of the coursework is the core modules so i don't have much freedom with my choices, London is expensive as frick frack, a lot of people i know are going there and for personal reasons, i'd like to go somewhere that i don't know anybody


Birmingham:
Pros: good course, i get to do a year abroad via Erasmus exchange program, nice city, not London but pretty close in terms of events and diversity, less expensive


Cons: rather new course (2014 is the second year), only 30 students and tbh i'm not that excited about living here although everything about sounds great


Durham:
Pros: the city and school is so nice and beautful, lovee the collegiate system, i already got accepted into my preferred college (which is also the best/most competative college to get into)
Cons: it's not much of a big change from the lifestyle that i'm living in right now and Durham is in the middle of nowhere so there's far less stuff to do compared to the other 2 cities.


All opinions on these school/courses are much appreciated!
I'd say choose it on what suits your needs best, not the place. What do you specifically want to major/minor in?

I have an offer for Liberal Arts at Birmingham myself, and what I liked about it was its flexibility. I would of loved to apply for UCL if there was more choice and not 'select pathways' and compulsory language modules.
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