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BenK
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I just wanted to hear what you think about these choices as I really cannot decide. What do you think of the reputation of the different universities and what courses are regarded better.

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University of Warwick
Economics, Politics and International Studies 3 yrs Bsc

UMIST
International Management 4yrs Bsc with year abroad or 3 yrs Bsc without exchange

University of Manchester
International Business, Finance and Economics 3yrs BA

University of Birmingham
Economics and Politics 3 yrs BA or Bsc Double Major.

Thanks a lot,
Ben
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(Original post by BenK)
I just wanted to hear what you think about these choices as I really cannot decide. What do you think of the reputation of the different universities and what courses are regarded better.

All offers unconditional

University of Warwick
Economics, Politics and International Studies 3 yrs Bsc

UMIST
International Management 4yrs Bsc with year abroad or 3 yrs Bsc without exchange

University of Manchester
International Business, Finance and Economics 3yrs BA

University of Birmingham
Economics and Politics 3 yrs BA or Bsc Double Major.

Thanks a lot,
Ben
I'd say UMIST purely for the year abroad. I liked it too when I visited. Also don't forget that it's merging with Manchester in September, so the reputation of the 2 (altho very similar at the moment) will be identical.
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well, an exchange could also be made at Warwick, the degree is then called Economics, Politics and Int. Studies with Study in Europe and is also a 4 yrs BSc
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Your degree choices look very interesting, do you mind if I ask what A-level subjects and grades you have?
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well, an exchange could also be made at Warwick, the degree is then called Economics, Politics and Int. Studies with Study in Europe and is also a 4 yrs BSc
Then I'd go for one of the 2, depending on whether you want a city based uni (manchester) or a campus one.
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warwick, because the reputation is way better, and the degree sounds interesting!
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warwick, because the reputation is way better, and the degree sounds interesting!
Amongst employers, UMIST has a very good reputation, just a lot of people don't seem to realise this. They've got something like the 2nd highest rate of graduate employment according to some figures, only behind Cambridge. Do a search and you'll find them. What I'm saying is there's very little difference in the reputation, choose the one where you'll be happier.
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Can I also point out that UMIST's Management School is rather groovy and in probably the best location in the University area.
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Manchester will never get any credit by some people because its not based on a traditional campus. It always gets dismissed despite the amount of ground breaking research that place does. Without Manchester University the modern world wouldn't exist.
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Your degree choices look very interesting, do you mind if I ask what A-level subjects and grades you have?
Well, actually I did my studies in Germany, where you do the Abitur exam as your final examination. I have taken it in English, Math, Chemistry and German. But all grades of your final two years count into the overall grade. So you have to be good in all subjects as the final exams only count about 20 percent. The entry requirements for all courses were AAB in terms of A-levels. I have made an 1.2 overall which is equivalent to AAA.

Thank you for your replies so far. It seems to me that from the point of reputation Warwick comes first, the question is if there is such a big difference to the Management course in UMIST as I heard the school of management is quite known...

What do you think? I will be very happy to hear more...
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BenK
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Will be happy to hear more. Anybody studying at UMIST, Warwick or Manchester and has an opinion....

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BenK
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see above, or now below

(Original post by BenK)
Well, actually I did my studies in Germany, where you do the Abitur exam as your final examination. I have taken it in English, Math, Chemistry and German. But all grades of your final two years count into the overall grade. So you have to be good in all subjects as the final exams only count about 20 percent. The entry requirements for all courses were AAB in terms of A-levels. I have made an 1.2 overall which is equivalent to AAA.
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(Original post by amazingtrade)
Manchester will never get any credit by some people because its not based on a traditional campus. It always gets dismissed despite the amount of ground breaking research that place does. Without Manchester University the modern world wouldn't exist.
lol it's nothing to do with being on a traditional campus or not, there are many that are not e.g UCL (city), Durham (collegiate system rather than 1 big campus thing) etc, and yet they don't get less credit than they deserve for that. And sure it does good research, but so do all the others, and without any of them there are probably certain things that wouldn't exist (the modern world not existing thing is a slight exaggeration ).

Out of the list above, Warwick is by far the best choice I reckon. It's rep is higher than the others certainly and in particular it is known for economics/business related subjects, it really does excel in them....
People seem to have problems with its location though, however I personally quite liked it when i went to visit.
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i think a degree from any of those uni's would be well respected. personally i'd choose warwick followed closely by manchester. choose on the basis of which course you like th best and which place you want to spend the next 4 years of your life in
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I'm sorry if someone has already posted this, but arn't UMIST and manchester joining?
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Yes, there will be a merger. But you can decide at the end of your 3 or 4 yrs whether you want to be awarded a degree of the new university or of the two original ones....
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(Original post by BenK)
Yes, there will be a merger. But you can decide at the end of your 3 or 4 yrs whether you want to be awarded a degree of the new university or of the two original ones....
ahh fair enough!
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