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    I am currently in my gap year and considering to apply to the university of bath and leeds to study Chemical Engineering. I have A*AA and I applied last year and got offers from both universities but considered taking a gap year. I didn't realise that I could ask for the universities to consider keeping my place for the year after so I'll have to reapply through UCAS again. I was just wondering...1) Would I be offered a place?2) Are the league tables reliable?Since Bath is 4th and Leeds is 6th) Which university is better in terms of tudent lifeStudent SupportFinances - Is it more expensive?Thanks
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    I am currently in my gap year and considering to apply to the university of bath and leeds to study Chemical Engineering. I have A*AA and I applied last year and got offers from both universities but considered taking a gap year. I didn't realise that I could ask for the universities to consider keeping my place for the year after so I'll have to reapply through UCAS again. I was just wondering...1) Would I be offered a place?2) Are the league tables reliable?Since Bath is 4th and Leeds is 6th) Which university is better in terms of tudent lifeStudent SupportFinances - Is it more expensive?Thanks
    Hi Dango,

    Bath is probably the more prestigious university.

    However if it was me I'd personally choose Leeds.

    Bath is a very concentrated university in a rural part of the country, Leeds however is the complete opposite; I'd prefer to be in a busy environment around different people.

    Leeds unsurprisingly has the better nightlife. It's in a big northern city.

    Both universities have good student reviews. However there's more pomposity involved with going Bath.
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    Hi Dango,

    Bath is probably the more prestigious university.

    However if it was me I'd personally choose Leeds.

    Bath is a very concentrated university in a rural part of the country, Leeds however is the complete opposite; I'd prefer to be in a busy environment around different people.

    Leeds unsurprisingly has the better nightlife. It's in a big northern city.

    Both universities have good student reviews. However there's more pomposity involved with going Bath.
    Thanks for replying

    Yeah Leeds seems more friendly, but in terms of bath being more prestigious, would it be better to go to Bath for that reason?
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    Thanks for replying

    Yeah Leeds seems more friendly, but in terms of bath being more prestigious, would it be better to go to Bath for that reason?
    What course are you doing/ hoping to do?
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    I am currently in my gap year and considering to apply to the university of bath and leeds to study Chemical Engineering. I have A*AA and I applied last year and got offers from both universities but considered taking a gap year. I didn't realise that I could ask for the universities to consider keeping my place for the year after so I'll have to reapply through UCAS again. I was just wondering...1) Would I be offered a place?2) Are the league tables reliable?Since Bath is 4th and Leeds is 6th) Which university is better in terms of tudent lifeStudent SupportFinances - Is it more expensive?Thanks
    Course structure/content is something you should look at as well and weigh up - you don't want to be studying where most of the stuff is boring (you can't have everything in life :erm:) or the topics just don't interest you.

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/funding/living-costs/

    That link is a rough guide to how much a year costs - I imagine that Leeds will have one on their website as well.

    And if you're wondering about whether they'd give you an offer the second time around, you could email [email protected] to ask them, explaining your situation as well.

    Rankings vary from league table to league table so maybe look at prospects instead.
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    What course are you doing/ hoping to do?
    Chemical Engineering

    I want to go into bioengineering when I graduate, doing research for grouwing artificial tissues organs etc. Or maybe research into drug delivery, especially in cancer treatments

    At Bath, one of their modules are in biology and bioprocessing whereas at Leeds they have optional topics in nanotechnology.
    However Bath offers an optional topic in the final year to do Biomedical Engineering.
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    Chemical Engineering

    I want to go into bioengineering when I graduate, doing research for grouwing artificial tissues organs etc. Or maybe research into drug delivery, especially in cancer treatments

    At Bath, one of their modules are in biology and bioprocessing whereas at Leeds they have optional topics in nanotechnology.
    However Bath offers an optional topic in the final year to do Biomedical Engineering.
    Chemical Engineering at Bath is very prestigious.

    However, if I was your I'd do a three year BSc or BEng at Leeds and then pursue a more specialised masters at a different university. This will give you the advantages of doing Chemical Engineering but the flexibility to then pursue bioengineering.

    If you don't want to do that, however, Bath is probably better in terms of prestige. However Leeds tailors towards your interests more.

    Honestly, they're both really good and you will be in a good position regardless of where you go
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Course structure/content is something you should look at as well and weigh up - you don't want to be studying where most of the stuff is boring (you can't have everything in life :erm:) or the topics just don't interest you.

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/funding/living-costs/

    That link is a rough guide to how much a year costs - I imagine that Leeds will have one on their website as well.

    And if you're wondering about whether they'd give you an offer the second time around, you could email [email protected] to ask them, explaining your situation as well.

    Rankings vary from league table to league table so maybe look at prospects instead.
    Thank you!

    I've looked at the modules and at Bath they have more modules that I would find interesting. They include topics that are in the field I want to go into (Bioengineering). However financially looking at the link you added, it is going to be a lot more expensive than living in Leeds. At Leeds they offer a bursary that I'm intitled to whereas Bath offer very little.

    At Leeds the topics in the first year are more focused on energy, nuclear, materials, mining and technical skills.

    http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogu...=MEBE-CEM%2FEN

    This is the link for Bath

    http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/201...UECE-AKM05.htm


    Do you think the University would decline my application? (Sorry I know that's a bit of a difficult question to answer)
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    If you know you want to work in bioengineering once you graduate why not study it? Chemical engineering tends to be involved with large-scale pipes and processing equipment.
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)

    Do you think the University would decline my application? (Sorry I know that's a bit of a difficult question to answer)
    I see, you've done some research then. Bath does have a few bursaries but they're difficult to qualify for and not a huge amount anyway.

    I suggest emailing [email protected] or asking the official rep on this site in this thread.
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    If you know you want to work in bioengineering once you graduate why not study it? Chemical engineering tends to be involved with large-scale pipes and processing equipment.
    Thanks for replying

    I'd considered studying bioengineering (Sometimes referred to as biomedical engineering) but I did some research and found that graduates were more favoured when they did either a chemical or mechanical engineering degree.

    I read sources from here:

    http://www.engineergirl.org/Engineer...ers/21343.aspx

    https://www.quora.com/What-would-you...ing-in-college
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    I'm at Leeds and would not recommend if you're studious and hard working. I find the people here are mostly interested in just getting drunk and stuff. It's not even that, they just don't seem to be here for uni.
    I got A*A*A in my A-levels and spend every single day regretting not going somewhere else. Go to Bath, one of my friends is having an amazing time there.
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    (Original post by jake4198)
    Chemical Engineering at Bath is very prestigious.

    However, if I was your I'd do a three year BSc or BEng at Leeds and then pursue a more specialised masters at a different university. This will give you the advantages of doing Chemical Engineering but the flexibility to then pursue bioengineering.

    If you don't want to do that, however, Bath is probably better in terms of prestige. However Leeds tailors towards your interests more.

    Honestly, they're both really good and you will be in a good position regardless of where you go
    I didnt know you could do that? Would that be possible for me to do even though the modules are not that similar?

    Also if you dont mind me asking, what university do you go to and what do you study?

    I was just wondering if you might be studying Chemical Engineering
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    I didnt know you could do that? Would that be possible for me to do even though the modules are not that similar?

    Also if you dont mind me asking, what university do you go to and what do you study?

    I was just wondering if you might be studying Chemical Engineering
    Many people do a bachelors at one university and then a masters at another.

    I'm an economics student. However I have a friend who's doing chemical engineering at Imperial. He wants to do a masters in petroleum engineering when he graduates.
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    (Original post by Dango_2424564)
    Thanks for replying

    Yeah Leeds seems more friendly, but in terms of bath being more prestigious, would it be better to go to Bath for that reason?
    Bath is a lovely city! Don't think it is not friendly! I live near to Bath so go there often and it's a gorgeous city with beautiful buildings and there is plenty going on there! There's always different musicians in the streets and different events on like the Christmas market which is just lush, and it's great on a night out too. The only problem is Bath is quite an expensive place to live, but I wouldn't say that you shouldn't go because it seems too exclusive or whatever because it isn't. I've been to the uni a couple times too and always found it very friendly and welcoming there
 
 
 
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