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    I have an offer from both Durham and St Andrews to study philosophy next year.I've already decided on my firm but I am struggling to choose between Durham and St Andrews for my insurance choice.Any guidance/advise? Either on the course in particular or university in general.Thanks.
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    st andrews is 2nd best in the uk and durham is like 25th for philosophy. that's all i've got to say.
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    (Original post by MaiBr13)
    st andrews is 2nd best in the uk and durham is like 25th for philosophy. that's all i've got to say.
    Don't know where you got that information! According to the league tables, Durham is ranked only slightly below St Andrews and St Andrews is not second in the country by any means.

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    Don't know where you got that information! According to the league tables, Durham is ranked only slightly below St Andrews and St Andrews is not second in the country by any means.

    I think they were maybe referring to the QS rankings in which St Andrews is placed 14th in the world and 4th in the UK (behind Oxbridge and LSE).
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Don't know where you got that information! According to the league tables, Durham is ranked only slightly below St Andrews and St Andrews is not second in the country by any means.


    I checked the guardian league tables which are very reliable for the UK. Sorry if I jumped the gun a bit if other league tables say differently, I just tend to stick to the guardian.

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    (Original post by MaiBr13)
    I checked the guardian league tables which are very reliable for the UK. Sorry if I jumped the gun a bit if other league tables say differently, I just tend to stick to the guardian.

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    Hmm that's interesting. It would imply I should firm St Andrews instead of Cambridge...
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    Hmm that's interesting. It would imply I should firm St Andrews instead of Cambridge...
    Cambridge isn't always top in everything, although I'm sure always top 5. Politics is also better at St Andrews. But no, your whole decision shouldn't be based on league tables, it's down to how you feel as a whole and Cambridge has a very prestigious reputation.
    Either way, congratulations on your offers.
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    (Original post by MaiBr13)
    Cambridge isn't always top in everything, although I'm sure always top 5. Politics is also better at St Andrews. But no, your whole decision shouldn't be based on league tables, it's down to how you feel as a whole and Cambridge has a very prestigious reputation.
    Either way, congratulations on your offers.
    Thanks. Overall I still love Cambridge so will be firming it regardless of rankings.
 
 
 
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