Hi everybody,I hold offers both from Durham and Bristol for Msc Finance and Investment.My goal is to work in investment banking, I know that UCL, LSE, Imperial etc are better universities but I cannot afford their tuition fees.Having said that, which do you think is better to attain an occupation in IB between the two?
I would rather go to Durham because it is less expensive and offers international experiences in excellent universities all over the world for postgraduate too (dissertation abroad) but do you think its location (pretty far from London) would affect recruitment by important companies?
Thank you in advance.
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- 05-03-2016 20:35
- 19-03-2016 14:12
I got an offer for MSc for Finance and Investment at Bristol but got rejected by Durham. So the choice was made for me. But with regard to your question I will try my best to answer.
Firstly, ranking is relatively subjective as the complete university guide ranks Durham better than Bristol by about 10 places (I think, youd have to check). But if you look at the QS world rankings Bristol is miles ahead of Durham. I believe Durham is in the 60's whereas Bristol is ranked 37th.
Second. I'm not too sure about living expenses, but Bristol shouldn't be too much more than Durham right? Tuition fees/living expenses. If your goal is to work in London afterwards then Bristol will obviously be easier with regard to going for interviews.
Regardless of which university you go to. What is probably more important is what you make out of the programme. Maybe look at the investment societies and see the links they have.
I also applied hold offers from Lancaster and Cass so I'm not yet decided either.
- 17-07-2016 21:35
I'm doing a the finance and investment course at Bristol and wondering did any of use opt for that option? Would be nice to meet some people on the course before starting
- 03-08-2016 17:12
I would say Durham personally