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    Hi all, I'm a foreign student looking for some advice from locals!

    I have unconditional offers from City (Communications MA) and Westminster (Public Relations MA). Does anyone have thoughts about these? Good or bad. All the online threads I have read so far seem very mixed.

    I've also been offered a place at King's College for Digital Culture & Society but I think that's 3rd place for preference right now.

    Thanks!
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    I advise you Kings College as first choice, City as second choice and Westminster as last resort.
    The Digital Culture and Society course looks very interesting and it is rated as one of the strongest department in the world in the field. Furthermore, King's college does have a better national and worldwide reputation.

    The communications department at City is good as well but nothing prestigious. City is joining the University of London this September, so from both City and Kings College you will be enjoying some extra benefits to be part of the University of London (Common libraries, common accomodation services, sometimes common modules in some courses that allow you to study some specialisms in other University of London constituant colleges).

    Westminster is an average university, but sometimes regarded as weak, unfortunately. I am sure it does not deserve its reputation, but you need to consider employers perspective. Especially if you are studying social sciences, the University you graduate from counts and some university will open more professional prospects or make them easier to achieve. It took me three years to understand that, as unfair as it is, and I really hope you have a thought about it.

    I hope I helped you - please PM me if you need further info!
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    (Original post by rbgpwer)
    Hello -

    I advise you Kings College as first choice, City as second choice and Westminster as last resort.
    The Digital Culture and Society course looks very interesting and it is rated as one of the strongest department in the world in the field. Furthermore, King's college does have a better national and worldwide reputation.

    The communications department at City is good as well but nothing prestigious. City is joining the University of London this September, so from both City and Kings College you will be enjoying some extra benefits to be part of the University of London (Common libraries, common accomodation services, sometimes common modules in some courses that allow you to study some specialisms in other University of London constituant colleges).

    Westminster is an average university, but sometimes regarded as weak, unfortunately. I am sure it does not deserve its reputation, but you need to consider employers perspective. Especially if you are studying social sciences, the University you graduate from counts and some university will open more professional prospects or make them easier to achieve. It took me three years to understand that, as unfair as it is, and I really hope you have a thought about it.

    I hope I helped you - please PM me if you need further info!
    Thank you so much! this was super informative and confirmed everything I've been able to glean from other offline sources. I'm currently working in a very multicultural city in Asia and everybody has heard of King's College whereas only a few had heard about City (even the Brits) and hardly anyone had heard about Westminster.

    Tbh, for the kind of fees I will be paying as an overseas student, this is very much an investment in my future and a university's rep will count with employers in Asia, where I hope to continue working.

    I just gave King's my firm acceptance! Super excited but also super nervous! Can't wait.
 
 
 
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