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    so i've had unconditional offers back from Bristol and UCL.
    I'm waiting on nottingham - which was always my first choice. I was not expecting to get anything back from UCL.

    The goal - is to secure a studentship and do a funded Phd straight after, provided I ace the masters.

    The problem - i'm not rich. I've had to go back to work and save up. Fortunately being a chartered accountant pays ok, so over these last 2 years i will have banked 25k by June when i leave. BUt that's all i've got - thats my life savings. We don't have any hereditary wealth, rich grandma's etc - my parents can front me some money but not in the order of 10k.
    I am planning on applying for the postgrad government loan, which is worth 10k.



    I would love to go to UCL, the prestige, the name, the guaranteed 'wow' factor when applying for studentships - or - Am i right?

    my question is this.
    Is UCL worth the extra 10k in fees over NOttingham.
    Is Nottingham worth the extra 2k in fees over Bristol?

    Will a candidate applying for a Phd studentship from Bristol be considered as favourably as someone from UCL? Or is it a lot more dependant on the quality of the research proposal and how it fits in with whatever department in whichever university is offering the studentship?

    i'm really hoping its the latter - its a difference of 13k.............which is. A huge amount of money for me.
    any advise on this would be much appreciated.
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    May I ask you what was your final decision and did you do any further research about it?
 
 
 
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