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    I'm looking to do Politics and International relations for next year as a 3 year undergraduate course, then a one year law conversion course after that. Right now I'm looking at both Nottingham and Birmingham, but I'm not sure if I should go to Nottingham which is generally thought of as a better uni (despite being lower in this years rankings), which is known to have a better nightlife and also a great law faculty which I could use for my conversion after my bachelors degree. I've also been to Nottingham and it has a great campus and is very close to other uni's. Alternatively, I'm interested in Birmingham which is higher in the Guardian and complete uni rankings and also has better graduate prospects, however, I'm hesitant as it isn't thought to be as 'prestigious' as Nottingham and I haven't heard much about the nightlife or city etc. any help would be appreciated!
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    Whether or not Nottingham is more 'prestigious' is debatable, and even if, the difference in prestige is marginal if we look at rankings where they're pretty much equal. Let's not talk as if Nottingham is UCL or LSE here. Both fantastic universities though but if you're doing politics then go for Nottingham, it's better established for politics and probably does have the better nightlife than Birmingham.
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    (Original post by DraculaMihawk)
    Whether or not Nottingham is more 'prestigious' is debatable, and even if, the difference in prestige is marginal if we look at rankings where they're pretty much equal. Let's not talk as if Nottingham is UCL or LSE here. Both fantastic universities though but if you're doing politics then go for Nottingham, it's better established for politics and probably does have the better nightlife than Birmingham.
    Thank you! Also, do you know if research facilities make a big difference for a subject like politics now when you can just use the internet for a lot of things?
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    (Original post by EDH981)
    Thank you! Also, do you know if research facilities make a big difference for a subject like politics now when you can just use the internet for a lot of things?
    Nah not really for subjects like Politics and History. The Russell Groups specialise in research anyway.
 
 
 
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