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    Hello,

    I have an offer from Nottingham university and one of my friends is telling me because Nottingham has campuses abroad in china and Malaysia hence more student body these means in recent years their degree has dropped in quality. Is this true? Or is it just ********? I am telling him no and it means that the university is more international that way. Is it really the case? That the quality of the degree goes down because more people have degree from the same uni? Assuming they come from china and Malaysia?

    Thanks in advance!!!
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    Cornell has campuses in Doha and Rome - I don't see anyone disputing their academic prestige due to that.

    Your friend is an idiot.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Cornell has campuses in Doha and Rome - I don't see anyone disputing their academic prestige due to that.

    Your friend is an idiot.
    I see your point. But Cornell university only offers specialised courses for example in Rome it's only focused on architecture and arts and in Qatar is only medicine and when graduating they have their own degree names whereas Nottingham it's like they transferred the whole uni into a new country and the degree whether coming from a uk, china or Malaysia u cannot differentiate from them and are the same. So that's why maybe my friend has a point in what he is saying?
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    (Original post by Yazan10)
    I see your point. But Cornell university only offers specialised courses for example in Rome it's only focused on architecture and arts and in Qatar is only medicine and when graduating they have their own degree names whereas Nottingham it's like they transferred the whole uni into a new country and the degree whether coming from a uk, china or Malaysia u cannot differentiate from them and are the same. So that's why maybe my friend has a point in what he is saying?
    The degree quality if the same. The campuses in China and Malaysia are Nottingham campuses and not partnerships with universities in other countries. This is much different compared to other UK universities. The course content is the same for those degrees that exist between campuses and Nottingham in the UK. It's actually cheaper to study at the international campuses and with there been less people compared to the equivalent UK courses you may have more 1:1 time with staff that would improve the 'quality' of your grade. Your friend is talking nonsense as those campuses are not well established and not 2 or 3 years old.
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    (Original post by Yazan10)
    I see your point. But Cornell university only offers specialised courses for example in Rome it's only focused on architecture and arts and in Qatar is only medicine and when graduating they have their own degree names whereas Nottingham it's like they transferred the whole uni into a new country and the degree whether coming from a uk, china or Malaysia u cannot differentiate from them and are the same. So that's why maybe my friend has a point in what he is saying?
    Nottingham was the first UK university to establish itself in Malaysia and China so it's had time to build its campuses to be more comprehensive, whereas other universities setting up campuses in recent years specialise in a narrower range of subjects because their campuses haven't been established for very long. Lots of top universities expand internationally, e.g. Yale, Duke, Monash, etc. One of the reasons why the old Vice Chancellor of Oxford (Andrew Hamilton) went to lead NYU is because that university has impressive plans to expand its campuses abroad.

    Peking University, China's best, is the first to expand to the UK and quotes Nottingham in an explanation about the importance of higher education expanding abroad to enhance quality and impact: http://english.phbs.pku.edu.cn/content-591-1305-1.html

    Simply, your friend has no leg to stand on.
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    I had to make an account to reply because I too had similar thoughts as your friend until I sat down and actually thought about it!

    Nottingham is still one of the most popular universities that employers recruit from according to High Fliers.

    SOURCE: https://www.highfliers.co.uk/downloa...GMReport17.pdf

    No denying that Nottingham has dropped quite a few places down the league tables in recent years.

    SOURCE: https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...am/performance

    However, it has bounced back a bit. From what I've read, the university stopped "chasing" league table positions in favour of expanding the current number of students, and also the massively exaggerated crime problem in the city. Personally, I found both factors rather troubling when I applied, but I firmed Nottingham for Computer Science, starting Sept. 2017 because I still liked the university, and still has a decent reputation (could even be an understatement). To give you an idea of how much I liked the university, I firmed it over Durham.

    The faculty that you will be studying in is also an important factor, for example, Nottingham Law School is still one of the most competitive and prestigious law departments in the country.

    I think you will do just fine with a degree from UoN. What other offers do you have? I would say any university that isn't Oxbridge/LSE/Imperial have similar levels of reputation (maybe excluding the majority of 1992 universities)
 
 
 
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