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Do you need a undergrad degree from a top university? watch
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Last edited by missecon; 06-03-2016 at 23:31.
- 01-03-2016 17:55
- 01-03-2016 18:09
I have the same question. I'm between Edinburgh Uni (well known) and Edinburgh Napier :c
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- 14-03-2016 21:12
The short answer would be no.
But it depends a lot on what you want to do - do you want a job in banking/consulting/tech etc. or do you want to go into academia?
If you want a good job, then it does not depend on what uni you go to. I'm going to Stirling Uni (approx. 40-50 on most league tables) and I have just completed job interview for Pwc and AIA in Hong Kong. Several of my classmates and students in years above have graduate offers from top companies (Bloomberg, Pwc, GlaxoSmithKlein) a year before they graduate. As long as you get at least 2.1 and try to do extra-curricular activites and be engaged, nothing is stopping you from getting a very good job!
If you want to go into academia, I'd argue it's more a balance between big and recognised or smaller and more contact.
In academia, they are much more likely to take the name of your university as a sign of prestige! When applying for PhDs in different fields, it's nice to be able to specialise or take certain specific courses, which are more often offered at top universities and larger unis in general. My boyfriend is looking into PhDs and is finding is slightly difficult to find studentships where he has been able to take all the right courses.
However, the good thing about smaller unis will be the additional contact hours, which makes you more likely to get research experience. At Stirling quite a few students publish and do research during their undergrad.
Hope that helped!