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    I know it is all subjective and arguably pointless to debate, yet how do you think Edinburgh University is regarded? Would it be up there with Durham and Bristol or nearer Leeds and Manchester (my choices for slightly less prestigious unis, not everyones). When I looked at the emploment stats in various league tables they are not too impressive, 65% graduate jobs. On a more personal level do you think a History Ma from Edinburgh will be a good foundation for a CPE and a future job in law? Thanks
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    I'm not certain about other disciplines, however Engineering at Edinburgh is extremely well regarded nationally and internationally by companies. Employment rates are very high (definitely over 90%) not long after graduation.

    It does depend on your field and some fields simply have lower employment rates than others (I think it's safe to say there's a high demand for engineers in this country so it's not really representative!).

    Personally I have no worries about how prestigious a degree from Edinburgh is, it certainly is! I would rate it amongst the best Uni's to be associated with (Edit: Read post below mine to alleviate the sheer arrogance of this post - I do live in the shadow of Oxbridge students come to think of it...!)
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    (Original post by second1)
    I know it is all subjective and arguably pointless to debate, yet how do you think Edinburgh University is regarded? Would it be up there with Durham and Bristol or nearer Leeds and Manchester (my choices for slightly less prestigious unis, not everyones). When I looked at the emploment stats in various league tables they are not too impressive, 65% graduate jobs. On a more personal level do you think a History Ma from Edinburgh will be a good foundation for a CPE and a future job in law? Thanks
    Why does it matter so much what they think? It may well be completely different by the time you graduate, anyway. It's more important for you to choose somewhere with a course you want to do and where you're going to most enjoy three or four years. A degree from Edinburgh is never going to do you any harm, especially as it is a master's and the fact that you studied for four years ought to look good.
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    (Original post by second1)
    I know it is all subjective and arguably pointless to debate, yet how do you think Edinburgh University is regarded? Would it be up there with Durham and Bristol or nearer Leeds and Manchester (my choices for slightly less prestigious unis, not everyones). When I looked at the emploment stats in various league tables they are not too impressive, 65% graduate jobs. On a more personal level do you think a History Ma from Edinburgh will be a good foundation for a CPE and a future job in law? Thanks
    Edinburgh is better regarded than all the universities you mention.
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    Where do you find employment rates? I was myself looking for ones after Biological Sciences courses and couldn’t really find any.

    Could anyone explain to me one thing: why is it that many people worldwide, even the MIT Education Councilors recognize Edinburgh for being very good at Biology-allied subjects, and there are some famous Institutes in Edinburgh, and yet in the Times Universities Ranking, Edinburgh falls to the second ten in molecular biosciences? I myself am a little bit confused, for I turned the offer from Manchester down and now some people suggest that could be my mistake… do you think that was a right choice? I know this sound silly, but I’m not really aware how various unis are recognized in the UK.

    Does anybody know how many graduates does the University employ (with Bachelor’s degree)?

    Thnx in advance
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    (Original post by Tomek)
    Where do you find employment rates? I was myself looking for ones after Biological Sciences courses and couldn’t really find any.

    Could anyone explain to me one thing: why is it that many people worldwide, even the MIT Education Councilors recognize Edinburgh for being very good at Biology-allied subjects, and there are some famous Institutes in Edinburgh, and yet in the Times Universities Ranking, Edinburgh falls to the second ten in molecular biosciences? I myself am a little bit confused, for I turned the offer from Manchester down and now some people suggest that could be my mistake… do you think that was a right choice? I know this sound silly, but I’m not really aware how various unis are recognized in the UK.

    Does anybody know how many graduates does the University employ (with Bachelor’s degree)?

    Thnx in advance
    What table is it youre looking at for that? I wasnt aware Edinburgh had a repuatation for life sciences, though i knew they were one of the worlds best for AI along with MIT (i recall they have a partnership of some sort in this area?)
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    (Original post by Tomek)
    Where do you find employment rates? I was myself looking for ones after Biological Sciences courses and couldn’t really find any.

    Could anyone explain to me one thing: why is it that many people worldwide, even the MIT Education Councilors recognize Edinburgh for being very good at Biology-allied subjects, and there are some famous Institutes in Edinburgh, and yet in the Times Universities Ranking, Edinburgh falls to the second ten in molecular biosciences? I myself am a little bit confused, for I turned the offer from Manchester down and now some people suggest that could be my mistake… do you think that was a right choice? I know this sound silly, but I’m not really aware how various unis are recognized in the UK.

    Does anybody know how many graduates does the University employ (with Bachelor’s degree)?

    Thnx in advance
    The nature of a degree from Edinburgh (I'm assuming you're in for a 4 year course) is a lot different to one you'd get from other British universities. Edinburgh is very well regarded, and whether or not Manchester has been evaluated a bit higher than Edinburgh on The Times league tables, both universities do world class research in your subject.

    I'm not sure how many graduates the university employs, but are you wanting to stay on and do research at the uni or what?

    Edit: You might be able to find information about it here maybe... http://www.icmb.ed.ac.uk/
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    I actually got in for the 2yr ;

    the truth is that I would love to stay on and do research and partly become a lecturer; I'm just afraid that my country of origin may be a further disadvantage when applying for any kind of employment

    great many thnx once again
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    (Original post by Tomek)
    I actually got in for the 2yr ;

    the truth is that I would love to stay on and do research and partly become a lecturer; I'm just afraid that my country of origin may be a further disadvantage when applying for any kind of employment

    great many thnx once again
    If you stay on to do research work with the intention of becoming an academic then your competency in English and your subject area will be what employers will look at - most university HR departments are very experienced in obtaining work visas for non-UK nationals.

    When looking at the graduate job figures it's worth remembering that these figures look at the situation 6 months after graduating and depend on graduates replying to a survey - there is a lot of space for errors.

    (Original post by second1)
    I know it is all subjective and arguably pointless to debate, yet how do you think Edinburgh University is regarded? Would it be up there with Durham and Bristol or nearer Leeds and Manchester (my choices for slightly less prestigious unis, not everyones). When I looked at the emploment stats in various league tables they are not too impressive, 65% graduate jobs. On a more personal level do you think a History Ma from Edinburgh will be a good foundation for a CPE and a future job in law? Thanks
    Well, let's just say Edinburgh University is not the LSE.
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    (Original post by Biggles)
    Well, let's just say Edinburgh University is not the LSE.
    Well, since LSE and Edinburgh specialise in different areas, that's a rather poor comparison to make. Even in the same areas, Edinburgh hardly fairs poorly :rolleyes:

    Just as a casual observation:

    5* rated research areas: Edinburgh 9 - 7 LSE
    5 rated research areas: Edinburgh 19 - 5 LSE
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    (Original post by Biggles)
    Well, let's just say Edinburgh University is not the LSE.

    Thanks Biggles I appreciate that endorsement
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    (Original post by an Siarach)
    What table is it youre looking at for that? I wasnt aware Edinburgh had a repuatation for life sciences, though i knew they were one of the worlds best for AI along with MIT (i recall they have a partnership of some sort in this area?)
    I wasn't looking at any kind of tables, it's just that I heard a lot about their School of Biology and research institutes here and there. For instance, Dolly, varios scientific papers written by Edinburgh staff in biochemistry related books, etc. I find some references to their research here and there as well
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    I'm an Edinburgh life sciences graduate; so might be a bit biased here. of course we aren't the LSE; they're very different kettles of fish so to speak. Edinburgh has many more subject/research areas and doesn't just specialise in accounting, business, economics. I think it's true we have a reputation for life sciences research (although I would say Dundee is equally, if not, better).

    Anyway, Edinburgh Uni and its associated institutes does have many good research labs. They're building a new cell biology institute funded by Wellcome Trust, and other organisations at the new hospital in Little France. There are 2 MRC units, (human genetics and human reproductive sciences - where i did some research at), Wellcome Trust cell biology centre, a pretty new Cancer Research UK building, to mention but a few. The Roslin institute where Dolly was cloned is going a bit pearshaped though, having lost a lot of money.

    You shouldn't have a problem getting a job later at good unis/companies.
    In my MSc class of ten people, 3 of us are now at Cambridge doing Phds, 1's at Bristol, 1 went home to China, and the rest stayed on or went off to do other things. Funny thing was that Edinburgh rejected me for Phd but Cambridge accepted me. Guess I was getting a bit long in the tooth

    Neway, academics aside, Edinburgh is lovely....its definitely the most pretty city I've ever lived in.
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    Edinburgh is better regarded than all the universities you mention.
    agreed
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    I can admit Edinburgh's a nice city but surely it has nothing on Cambridge! And yes Edinburgh is an excellent enviroment to study in and the quality of graduates are known to be top notch (look at koalathingy's friends)
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    (Original post by Llamas)
    Well, since LSE and Edinburgh specialise in different areas, that's a rather poor comparison to make. Even in the same areas, Edinburgh hardly fairs poorly :rolleyes:

    Just as a casual observation:

    5* rated research areas: Edinburgh 9 - 7 LSE
    5 rated research areas: Edinburgh 19 - 5 LSE
    Since LSE only has 13 departments, that's an equally poor comparison to make!
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    (Original post by calamity jane)
    I can admit Edinburgh's a nice city but surely it has nothing on Cambridge!
    *Ponders how a capital city can be compared (on none academic factors) with a small tourist attraction* :confused:
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    Edinburgh Rules!!!

    Oxbridge isn't all its cracked up 2 be (in my opinion!)
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    (Original post by mg84)
    Since LSE only has 13 departments, that's an equally poor comparison to make!
    I didn't state any conclusions from the comparison. The driving point behind me posting it was that Edinburgh has many respected world class research department. LSE is good at what it does but that is only in a narrow range of subjects.
 
 
 
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