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Can someone please help me decide on a University?? I am coming from New Zealand so don't know what sorts of information to rely on.

I have been accepted into St Andrews, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, Lancaster, Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth. Waiting to hear from Exeter, ***new warwick and bath.

I am studying either a MSc or Ma in some variation of Marketing (int marketing, marketing, advertising and marketing).

- Newcastle University: MSc International Marketing

- Leeds University: MA Marketing and Advertising

- Durham University: MSc Marketing

- St Andrews: MLitt Marketing

- Exeter University: MSc Marketing

- Bath: MSc Marketing

- Warwick: MSc Business (marketing) -> is this a bad thing???

Do employers have a preference over which is better? Is MSc regarded better than a MA?


I have pretty much eliminated Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth from the running (due to lower rankings). Does anybody think I should consider them?

I really like Leeds, Exeter, Warwick, Bath and Newcastle's courses.

St Andrews and Durham are the most reputable and have the highest rankings. However St Andrews course doesn't seem that great and Durham's seems a bit outdated.

As for cities, I live in a very small city so don't really know what ill prefer (big or small). Which places are the nicest to live?

Does anybody have any opinions or information that might help me?

Thanks Natalie
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Hi

Can someone please help me decide on a University?? I am coming from New Zealand so don't know what sorts of information to rely on.

I have been accepted into St Andrews, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, Lancaster, Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth. Waiting to hear from Exeter.

I am studying either a MSc or Ma in some variation of Marketing (int marketing, marketing, advertising and marketing).

Do employers have a preference over which is better? Is MSc regarded better than a MA?

I have pretty much eliminated Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth from the running (due to lower rankings). Does anybody think I should consider them?

I really like Leeds, Exeter and Newcastle's courses.

St Andrews and Durham are the most reputable and have the highest rankings. However St Andrews course doesn't seem that great and Durham's seems a bit outdated.

As for cities, I live in a very small city so don't really know what ill prefer (big or small). Which places are the nicest to live?

Does anybody have any opinions or information that might help me?

Thanks Natalie
Have you applied for funding?
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Can you specify your areas of interests in marketing and what are your goals?

I would not touch Exeter with a barge pole. There are problems with poor teaching and handling of students' complaints. Student satisfaction is low at Exeter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31814659
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Have you applied for funding?

No, as an International student Im not sure what funding I can get. However my parents are going to help me, so finances are not an issue.
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Can you specify your areas of interests in marketing and what are your goals?

I would not touch Exeter with a barge pole. There are problems with poor teaching and handling of students' complaints. Student satisfaction is low at Exeter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31814659

- Thanks for your quick reply! Exeter was the University I most wanted to go to ... The course at Exeter interests me the most as it gives you lots of electives to choose what you want. Also there are more taught papers and the dissertation is only worth 30credits, instead of 60 (I am worried about the diss).

As for areas in marketing, I'm not actually too sure what specific field I want to go into. So far I am interested in the areas of Digital, International, Tourism, Event and Brand Marketing. The course does not need to specifically cover Digital as I am already doing the DMI diploma in Digital Marketing.

My goal is to get a job in the UK or Europe after my masters. Work there for a couple of years, then move home to New Zealand.
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Can you specify your areas of interests in marketing and what are your goals?

I would not touch Exeter with a barge pole. There are problems with poor teaching and handling of students' complaints. Student satisfaction is low at Exeter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-31814659
What are you talking about? Just this week, the new results came out and Exeter places 8th in the UK. For student satisfaction. Students love Exeter. Not only that, but Exeter came number 1 in the U.K. For student satisfaction for International students earlier this year. What you quote was one isolated issue ( one single exam out of hundreds)that happens at many universities. The fact is Exeter is number 8 in the U.K.
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Hi

Can someone please help me decide on a University?? I am coming from New Zealand so don't know what sorts of information to rely on.

I have been accepted into St Andrews, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, Lancaster, Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth. Waiting to hear from Exeter, ***new warwick and bath.

I am studying either a MSc or Ma in some variation of Marketing (int marketing, marketing, advertising and marketing).

- Newcastle University: MSc International Marketing

- Leeds University: MA Marketing and Advertising

- Durham University: MSc Marketing

- St Andrews: MLitt Marketing

- Exeter University: MSc Marketing

- Bath: MSc Marketing

- Warwick: MSc Business (marketing) -> is this a bad thing???

Do employers have a preference over which is better? Is MSc regarded better than a MA?


I have pretty much eliminated Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth from the running (due to lower rankings). Does anybody think I should consider them?

I really like Leeds, Exeter, Warwick, Bath and Newcastle's courses.

St Andrews and Durham are the most reputable and have the highest rankings. However St Andrews course doesn't seem that great and Durham's seems a bit outdated.

As for cities, I live in a very small city so don't really know what ill prefer (big or small). Which places are the nicest to live?

Does anybody have any opinions or information that might help me?

Thanks Natalie
Hey Natalie,

My name is Rachel and I am a current BA Marketing and Management student here at Newcastle University - is there anything in particular you'd like to know about the city, University or the Business School? I'm happy to help
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Pick Warwick, St Andrews or Durham. Those have the best reputations out of the unis you listed. If you don't like St Andrews or Durham, choose Warwick, it has a reputation in business.
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Hi

Can someone please help me decide on a University?? I am coming from New Zealand so don't know what sorts of information to rely on.

I have been accepted into St Andrews, Durham, Newcastle, Leeds, Lancaster, Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth. Waiting to hear from Exeter, ***new warwick and bath.

I am studying either a MSc or Ma in some variation of Marketing (int marketing, marketing, advertising and marketing).

- Newcastle University: MSc International Marketing

- Leeds University: MA Marketing and Advertising

- Durham University: MSc Marketing

- St Andrews: MLitt Marketing

- Exeter University: MSc Marketing

- Bath: MSc Marketing

- Warwick: MSc Business (marketing) -> is this a bad thing???

Do employers have a preference over which is better? Is MSc regarded better than a MA?


I have pretty much eliminated Nottingham Trent, Westminster, Sheffield Hallam and Portsmouth from the running (due to lower rankings). Does anybody think I should consider them?

I really like Leeds, Exeter, Warwick, Bath and Newcastle's courses.

St Andrews and Durham are the most reputable and have the highest rankings. However St Andrews course doesn't seem that great and Durham's seems a bit outdated.

As for cities, I live in a very small city so don't really know what ill prefer (big or small). Which places are the nicest to live?

Does anybody have any opinions or information that might help me?

Thanks Natalie
I think it all depends on what you are looking for. Warwick, Bath, Lancaster Durham are the most well renowned ones of your list regarding business studies. MLitt is research-based, isn't it? I wouldn't do it. I really like Newcastle's course structure and it's the one with the highest number of modules (10, rather than the usual 6/8). Also, it has a very modern approach to Marketing and I think they are putting a lot of effort into the course to make it more known. Warwick is more traditional with its content, for exemple, but it is undeniably well respected. Bath also has a great reputation for business in general but their course is specialist rather than generalist. Leeds is the one that goes through a real creative path, so it might be interesting if you see yourself working in a advertising agency or consultancy rather than a ''real'' company. Lancaster has a great reputation regarding business and Marketing specifically as well but it's quite a small city.
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