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    (Original post by yogibear96)
    Choosing between Durham and York for biomedical science. I'm having a hard time choosing which would be the better one. I'm an international student by the way.

    Durham pros
    More established biomedical science programme
    Slightly better reputation and name
    6th in overall university ranking in the Complete University Guide
    5th for biological sciences in the same guide
    Beautiful campus

    Durham Cons
    A little too boring? Considering its size? But yet it's next to Newcastle which has decent nightlife
    Accommodation is not guaranteed for all 3 years

    York Pros
    Good as well 6th for biological sciences
    Well established and reputable (should I bother too much about its 20th position in the complete university guide overall ranking?)
    Was told that it's biology department is solid (someone said on one of the forums that Durham wasn't good as York in terms of biology)
    Guaranteed accommodation for all 3 years
    Taught by 4 different departments, which can give a more all rounded experience
    25% fee reduction, subject to getting a competitive scholarship (£20500 per year down to £15000+)
    City is bigger and has more to do; near to Leeds and Sheffield)

    York cons
    Biomedical sciences programme established only just recently
    Campus isn't as nice looking as Durham
    Reputation wise, was told that Durham is better?

    What would you advice? Thank you!
    may I ask you a huge favour ?


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