Edinburgh's reputation Watch
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Last edited by d1993; 30-05-2017 at 20:20.
- 04-05-2016 16:24
- 04-05-2016 18:43
Social Sciences is broad, can you specify? PolScie, Econ, Sociology, Psychology, anthropology, education, communication, criminal justice ...
Incidentally, the department and thesis supervisor are more vital to a PhD besides uni's prestige. I would suggest to look at attrition rate, placement and impact factor.Last edited by Tcannon; 04-05-2016 at 18:46.
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- 04-05-2016 23:55
I'm a prospective Ph.D. student from EU who was accepted, with ESRC funding, to the University of Edinburgh. Now, the question. From outside, it seems Edinburgh is quite respected university, no Oxbridge, but relatively prestigious. But that might be angled, so - what is the reputation of Edinburgh, specifically for social sciences?
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- 05-05-2016 09:36
As above the department and supervisor reputation are more important. Prestige doesn't mean anything really. Look at what facilities you have access to collaboration opportunities, resources, training etc.
- 10-05-2016 01:12
Good. Only Scottish university to have ever produced a prime minister (The Rt Hon Dr Gordon Brown).
My friend applied to Bank of China for a job back then, and he told me there were only five universities listed for the UK: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, University of London, and Edinburgh (in no particular order).
- 13-05-2016 03:56
Congratulations on your offer at Edinburgh. I completed my MSc there back in 2010. I wish I could have gone back for my PhD, but there wasn't a good supervisor there for me anymore.