Help choosing between Swansea and Bangor-American Studying Abroad

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Any advice on deciding between Swansea and Bangor would be greatly appreciated. I am studying Fall Semester 2017 in one of these two schools. I study English and Economics. How hard are the academics? What is the sense of student community? Which school would you pick? Thanks!
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Hello/Shwmae,

We're excited to have you possibly studying with us!

I have had a look at our courses and unfortunately we do not offer English and Economics as a joint honours. Are you looking to study for an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate?

We do offer many alternative joint degrees in both departments and I have attached a copies of our UG and PG prospectuses for you to take a look at:
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergradua...Prospectus.pdf
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduat...prospectus.pdf

As a former Swansea English Literature student myself I can highly recommend the degree, the choice of modules are incredibly varied from beat poetry to welsh literature. The lecturers are always on hand for advice and the course itself is ranked 7th in the UK for research excellence. Situated on our new Bay campus, our Economics programme includes high contact time with lecturers and fully refurbished facilities.

Take a look at our university with our virtual tour: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/virtual-tour-stand-alone/

With regards to our two campuses situated next to beaches-both offer community style accommodation, on campus facilities (e.g shops, cafes, bars) and libraries. We also provide a regular bus service between campuses and around the town centre-making Swansea accessible and explore the area.

Please have a look at our website and familiarise yourself with the University: http://www.swansea.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you soon!








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Any advice on deciding between Swansea and Bangor would be greatly appreciated. I am studying Fall Semester 2017 in one of these two schools. I study English and Economics. How hard are the academics? What is the sense of student community? Which school would you pick? Thanks!
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Hi,
I'm a Swansea Uni student myself, but i have had an interview at Bangor previously also. I would have said that Swansea is generally considered the better uni out of the two in terms of rankings, but Bangor does well in certain areas. They are quite different, Bangor is a small town in North Wales, whereas Swansea is a city, so there is maybe a bit more going on there. However, I've heard that Bangor has a good "outdoors"scene in terms of climbing/ hiking/ watersports.

The Business School (economics) in Swansea is brand new, they just spent £30 million on it, so it does have really cool facilities to bear in mind. Also is really close to the beach!

Also in terms of being a student from the US, Swansea would be more convenient for visiting places like London/Oxford/Cambridge if you wanted to explore some history.

Hope this helps.
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