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    University of Bristol - MA English Literature
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    All part time, 2hrs class 1 day a week for 2 years. I Work and live near Cardiff but am allowed a flexible position with my employer. I have a high 2.1 (68% average), graduating in 2015 but applying for 2016 entry.

    Made a similar post with more options, but these are 100% my options now.

    How would you rank these 3 applications??
    Asked my dad, who went to Bristol and said Bristol. my mum said Cardiff with work. My girlfriend says go for KCL.


    I have now decided to focus on Bristol and Cardiff and remove KCL, after help from this thread and talks with my family
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    Is there an area you'd want to specialise/do your thesis in?
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    Are you thinking of going on to PhD study afterwards, or is this purely for personal enjoyment/development? Because if you are where you did your Master's, and who your supervisor was for the dissertation, could have some bearing on your PhD applications, and applications for funding.
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    As above, why are you doing a Masters degree?
    If you can articulate this, even to yourself, then you will start to answer the question.
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    2 hours per week?
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    2 hours a week - plus another 10+ working on your own, reading, note taking, writing assignments and eventually a research dissertation.

    A Masters degree will use up ALL of your spare time. Do not underestimate the practical issues of combined working/studying, or the impact that it will have on your social life/relationships. And remember that PG is a great deal harder than UG - 2 hours a week? Think again.
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    Apologies I didn't articulate that well

    Was purely talking class time. I am aware there is a substantial amount of work involved. I was trying to suggest about the logistics of travel that's all. Thank you though!

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    It's more for enjoyment but I haven't ruled out a path down academia.

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    (Original post by NoHeroes94)
    It's more for enjoyment but I haven't ruled out a path down academia.

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    Bristol or Cardiff don't go Kings. Cardiff is most convenient and it would be easier. Because they are all Russell group you aren't missing out on much
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    I think you should go for Bristol! You live in Cardiff so it will be a different scene, change of pace, and as for Kings, living in London is very expensive and I believe (I may be wrong/you may not care about this) that Bristol is considered more prestigious than kings. However has mentioned, they are all RG so I guess that doesn't make much difference. Personally I'm hoping to apply to UCL for my masters in a few years
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    2 hours a week - plus another 10+ working on your own, reading, note taking, writing assignments and eventually a research dissertation.

    A Masters degree will use up ALL of your spare time. Do not underestimate the practical issues of combined working/studying, or the impact that it will have on your social life/relationships. And remember that PG is a great deal harder than UG - 2 hours a week? Think again.
    Apologies I didn't articulate that well

    Was purely talking class time. I am aware there is a substantial amount of work involved. I was trying to suggest about the logistics of travel that's all. Thank you though!
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    Well, which course do you actually prefer? Which has the most appealing modules, or the most exciting staff you'll get to work with/be taught be? As others have said the unis are roughly comparable in terms of 'prestige' (whatever that is) and other factors like being research-intensive.

    Traveling from Cardiff to London every week just for a 2-hour class seems logistically impractical. I would be inclined to pick either Cardiff or Bristol, providing KCL doesn't have some massive advantage in terms of course structure or class offerings (see my point above).
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    (Original post by gutenberg)
    Well, which course do you actually prefer? Which has the most appealing modules, or the most exciting staff you'll get to work with/be taught be? As others have said the unis are roughly comparable in terms of 'prestige' (whatever that is) and other factors like being research-intensive.

    Traveling from Cardiff to London every week just for a 2-hour class seems logistically impractical. I would be inclined to pick either Cardiff or Bristol, providing KCL doesn't have some massive advantage in terms of course structure or class offerings (see my point above).
    I am literally torn between them. Each have a contemporary literature core module.

    After discussion, this thread as well as extended talks with family have helped me prioritise Bristol, then Cardiff. Thanks all
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    (Original post by NoHeroes94)
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    University of Bristol - MA English Literature
    Cardiff University - MA English Literature. [/b]

    All part time, 2hrs class 1 day a week for 2 years. I Work and live near Cardiff but am allowed a flexible position with my employer. I have a high 2.1 (68% average), graduating in 2015 but applying for 2016 entry.

    Made a similar post with more options, but these are 100% my options now.

    How would you rank these 3 applications??
    Asked my dad, who went to Bristol and said Bristol. my mum said Cardiff with work. My girlfriend says go for KCL.


    I have now decided to focus on Bristol and Cardiff and remove KCL, after help from this thread and talks with my family
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    (Original post by NoHeroes94)
    I am literally torn between them. Each have a contemporary literature core module.
    Have you looked at the staff members in the department and seen what kind of research, if any, interests you? It might give you a sense of, on the whole, what kind of an academic environment the university department is. If you wanted to write your thesis on contemporary postcolonial poetry for example and a lot of the department do Renaissance theatre then that might help sway your decision.

    Even if each course has a contemporary literature core module if you know there's something specific you want to do then it's a good idea to try and find a supervisor who might be doing something similar.
 
 
 

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