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    Hey guys! I'm currently still waiting for an offer from Manchester for Art Gallery and Museum Studies, which I've heard is a very well known program.
    I already got an offer for Museum Studies from UCL, and I am thinking of just accepting it instead of waiting for a response from Manchester.

    Does anyone have suggestions? UCL is a really good and reputable school. Is the program at Manchester so good that it's worth the wait? I'm probably not going to stay in the UK after I graduate, if that makes any difference.

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    Both courses are pretty obscure, so you probably know more about them than anyone else on here. In terms of general prestige, UCL is possibly slightly higher than Manchester in general, but that might be different for your course. It's worth bearing in mind that UCL is in London, so living costs will be more expensive there, and Manchester is in Lancashire, so it is a wretched hive of scum and villainy where it is always raining.
    Yes, I am pretty concerned about location! I've never been to UK before, and I would really prefer to stay in bigger, metropolitan cities.
    But I thought Manchester was also a pretty big city, am I wrong about that?

    So I guess neither school have a famous reputation for specific fields such as science, or economics, or anything like that? If they are both just well rounded schools then I think I am leaning towards UCL!
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    Leicester's course is probably the best respected by the Museum industry.

    Between Manchester and UCL there isnt much difference - they are both good Unis and both a re good cities in which to be a student. Just depends on where you want to live for a year and if you can afford the cost of being in London.
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    London has far more and more impressive museums than manchester certainlyif you were to ask me where would i want to live out of the two, there is no comparison - it would be london everytime, regardless of cost difference. especially if i was coming all the way from another country
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    Hi there,

    serah.exe does museum studies at UCL. Please give her a VM and ask any questions you want
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    (Original post by Chakede)
    London has far more and more impressive museums than manchester
    But that will have no impact on the value of the course.

    And btw, galleries and museums in the north east are innovative and world-class. Have you actually been to any of them?
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    (Original post by lolalotte)
    Yes, I am pretty concerned about location! I've never been to UK before, and I would really prefer to stay in bigger, metropolitan cities.
    But I thought Manchester was also a pretty big city, am I wrong about that?

    So I guess neither school have a famous reputation for specific fields such as science, or economics, or anything like that? If they are both just well rounded schools then I think I am leaning towards UCL!
    Yes, Manchester is a big city (although still quite a lot smaller than London). The price difference is due to the North/South divide. I was just joking about Manchester being bad. UCL isn't specialised at all, and Manchester is well known for Physics, but that's it. Both are perfectly good universities and cities.
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    (Original post by Chakede)
    London has far more and more impressive museums than manchester certainlyif you were to ask me where would i want to live out of the two, there is no comparison - it would be london everytime, regardless of cost difference. especially if i was coming all the way from another country
    The University of Manchester owns bigger museums than UCL.


    And Paris is a slum.


    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    But that will have no impact on the value of the course.And btw, galleries and museums in the north east are innovative and world-class. Have you actually been to any of them?
    I second this. Leicester is the best course.
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    Oh sadly I dropped out because I found it too hard. I do BTEC hair and beauty now!
    Smart move. A BTEC in Beauty has better career prospects with more jobs than museum studies
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    Oh sadly I dropped out because I found it too hard. I do BTEC hair and beauty now!
    (Original post by Tcannon)
    Smart move. A BTEC in Beauty has better career prospects with more jobs than museum studies
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    (Original post by Josb)
    The University of Manchester owns bigger museums than UCL.


    And Paris is a slum.



    I second this. Leicester is the best course.
    I'm not too familiar with Leicester...I'm Canadian so I will be finding a job outside of the UK. Maybe Manchester or UCL would be better options for that?
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    @serah.exe: A stylist friend told me that she gets job satisfaction and her job has its perks: free cosmetics samples from sales reps, tips and plenty of gossips from happy customers. Good extra work in fashion shows and photo shoots.
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    I have trouble deciding too. I have a bachelor degree is in History and Archaeology with a specialization in Archaeology and History of Art. I've submitted my applications and been accepted

    1. Universityof Amsterdam:“Heritage Studies: Museum Studies” MA (1,5 years-6 months mandatory intership)
    2. Universityof Leicester:“Museum Studies” MA
    3. Universityof Glasgow:“Museum Studies” MSc
    4. DurhamUniversity:“Museum and Artefact Studies” MA

    Since qs rankings don't really help for this field, I would really appreciate any info
 
 
 
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