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    For history/philosophy?

    I suspect UCL is better for sciences but what about for arts subjects? I think one of the advantages of UCL is that the courses are only three years in duration.
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    Noone has any opinions on the matter?
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    Whos tcd sorry?
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    Ahh wait, trinity college dublin? I dont know much about TCD but Id go for UCL just out of personal preferance..
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    Well, i'm (hopefully) going to UCL to read English. It is ranked extremely highly as a university and for the subject. The arts department seemed very enthusiastic and passionate about their subject.

    Most course are only three years, obviously not sure with philosophy.

    I'm biased but UCL all the way..lol
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    (Original post by vincent gallo)
    For history/philosophy?

    I suspect UCL is better for sciences but what about for arts subjects? I think one of the advantages of UCL is that the courses are only three years in duration.
    ucl is very good all round. thats why its consistently considered the third best multi-faculty university in the country after oxbridge. its good for sciences and arts. the history department is very good. some big names, wide variety of courses and well respected.....its respected as its a history degree from ucl but also its respected as a history degree form london university as they are generally very difficult degrees, or so ive heard form many a source. also at ucl you can, from the second year on apply to study for history courses at other universities. so people form ucl can do the richard overy course at kings, or one at lse, soas, etc etc and vice versa! bonus!
    hope this helps.
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    Personally I would go for TCD. Dublin is a beautiful city and Trinity has some fantastic architecture.
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Personally I would go for TCD. Dublin is a beautiful city and Trinity has some fantastic architecture.
    dublin is like london, has some fantastic areas and some real dives.
    no offence but also i would rather base where i did my degree on more than architecture.
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    (Original post by Masonne)
    dublin is like london, has some fantastic areas and some real dives. no offence but also i would rather base where i did my degree on more than architecture.
    Nice architecture can be good. Makes life less dull if you have pretty buildings to look at
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Nice architecture can be good. Makes life less dull if you have pretty buildings to look at
    true true. but nice architecture cant contribute to a good course....unless your doing architecture, in that case it may help
    plus ucl has some lovely buildings, the main quad is very nice.
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    Yeah Trinity's campus is much more attractive than UCL's, but I dont think that is a huge factor for me. Its not as if UCL resembles a multi storey car park like KCL or somewhere :rolleyes:

    The entry grades for Trinity seem abit higher.
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    I looked at TCD, and these seem the strong points:

    ** Very strong atmosphere - very contained hothouse campus, but in capital city (all the buildings look inwards to the campus, just a few gates, very different from UCL)
    ** Strong academics all round... some real characters, like Sen David Norris in English
    ** Lots of indiscplinary courses in 2nd/3rd year, more like US unis
    ** 17th century on campus accommodation in 3rd/4th year.... suburban dorm 4km from campus for 1st years etc
    ** Cheap fees... EUR 750, and even attractive scholarships at end of 2nd year
    ** 4 year course... an advantage if you want to have more fun and employability!
    ** TCD are tightening their admissions standards for 2005, lowering points for A Levels, to offset fee migrants?
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    (Original post by africa)
    I looked at TCD, and these seem the strong points:

    ** Very strong atmosphere - very contained hothouse campus, but in capital city (all the buildings look inwards to the campus, just a few gates, very different from UCL)
    ** Strong academics all round... some real characters, like Sen David Norris in English
    ** Lots of indiscplinary courses in 2nd/3rd year, more like US unis
    ** 17th century on campus accommodation in 3rd/4th year.... suburban dorm 4km from campus for 1st years etc
    ** Cheap fees... EUR 750, and even attractive scholarships at end of 2nd year
    ** 4 year course... an advantage if you want to have more fun and employability!
    ** TCD are tightening their admissions standards for 2005, lowering points for A Levels, to offset fee migrants?
    That last point is good for us irish people.
    personally i would go for trinity but thats because im irish and im hoping to go ther myself for law.
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    (Original post by roxy potter)
    That last point is good for us irish people.
    personally i would go for trinity but thats because im irish and im hoping to go ther myself for law.
    I probaby will, although Ive no idea what course theyre going to offer me!
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    (Original post by vincent gallo)
    I probaby will, although Ive no idea what course theyre going to offer me!
    What are your rough predicted grades converted into points?
    that should give you a rough indication?
    usually the points dont change that much from year to year.
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    (Original post by roxy potter)
    What are your rough predicted grades converted into points?
    that should give you a rough indication?
    usually the points dont change that much from year to year.
    Alot of the subjects Ive applied for seem to vary from year to year quite alot though. Ive got 510 points. How much are they going to devalue A Levels by anyway?

    Are you going to live in halls?
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    I'll try but its very difficult to get into that sort of accomodation in dublin most of trinity's acccomodation isnt on campus. If I can I will though.
    Is it this sept or next you are applying for?
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    Havent they redeveloped Trinity Hall though? Ive applied for 2004.
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    (Original post by vincent gallo)
    Havent they redeveloped Trinity Hall though? Ive applied for 2004.

    Yeah they have but its limited being from the uk you would have a good chance of getting it though.
    leaving subjects from next year are going to be 2 thirds of a levels.
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    "A" levels used to be 190 points so the maximum from 3 is 570 points. The 2004 prospectus states that from 2005 all A2s will have to be taken at one sitting.
 
 
 
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