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    I'm still deciding which one to apply to! I can't make my mind up at all.

    If I chose KCL, I'd be living at home as I live in London. I don't really mind commuting too much because I guess it's better financially in the long run, and I'm willing to really put myself out there and join lots of societies and stuff to make up for the fact I don't live there, but I guess I'll still be missing out on some part of the uni life. It would save me a LOT of money. I'd be on the History and International Relations course, which I'm starting to doubt. Not sure I want to be part of the War Studies dept, and their IR course is very much war and military based whilst other places have a more intl organisations, etc. focus. (Kinda wanna change to their BA Politics but my personal statement is 50% history so idk if they'd even give me an offer?) Also I guess it's prestigious and whatnot, so that helps.

    Manchester, I'd be doing their Politics and Modern History course. Now, I love that course. The module diversity is amazing and so interesting. The place is great, too, with a great student life etc etc. I just don't know if it's worth moving 5 hours away for it. It'd cost me, like, 30k more than if I just went to KCL and stayed home lol. Also lots of people believe KCL is more prestigious, which I wasn't actually aware of until recently.

    Anyway. Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by mxgx)
    I'm still deciding which one to apply to! I can't make my mind up at all.

    If I chose KCL, I'd be living at home as I live in London. I don't really mind commuting too much because I guess it's better financially in the long run, and I'm willing to really put myself out there and join lots of societies and stuff to make up for the fact I don't live there, but I guess I'll still be missing out on some part of the uni life. It would save me a LOT of money. I'd be on the History and International Relations course, which I'm starting to doubt. Not sure I want to be part of the War Studies dept, and their IR course is very much war and military based whilst other places have a more intl organisations, etc. focus. (Kinda wanna change to their BA Politics but my personal statement is 50% history so idk if they'd even give me an offer?) Also I guess it's prestigious and whatnot, so that helps.

    Manchester, I'd be doing their Politics and Modern History course. Now, I love that course. The module diversity is amazing and so interesting. The place is great, too, with a great student life etc etc. I just don't know if it's worth moving 5 hours away for it. It'd cost me, like, 30k more than if I just went to KCL and stayed home lol. Also lots of people believe KCL is more prestigious, which I wasn't actually aware of until recently.

    Anyway. Any suggestions?
    It sounds like you wouldnt be happy at KCL as you don't love the course, on that basis alone it sounds like manchester is the better option for you.
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    why not apply for both?
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    (Original post by dobiwobi)
    why not apply for both?
    I'd love to, I'm just completely, 100% sure about all my other choices. Wish I could apply to 6 because I love all of them.
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    (Original post by mxgx)
    I'm still deciding which one to apply to! I can't make my mind up at all.

    If I chose KCL, I'd be living at home as I live in London. I don't really mind commuting too much because I guess it's better financially in the long run, and I'm willing to really put myself out there and join lots of societies and stuff to make up for the fact I don't live there, but I guess I'll still be missing out on some part of the uni life. It would save me a LOT of money. I'd be on the History and International Relations course, which I'm starting to doubt. Not sure I want to be part of the War Studies dept, and their IR course is very much war and military based whilst other places have a more intl organisations, etc. focus. (Kinda wanna change to their BA Politics but my personal statement is 50% history so idk if they'd even give me an offer?) Also I guess it's prestigious and whatnot, so that helps.

    Manchester, I'd be doing their Politics and Modern History course. Now, I love that course. The module diversity is amazing and so interesting. The place is great, too, with a great student life etc etc. I just don't know if it's worth moving 5 hours away for it. It'd cost me, like, 30k more than if I just went to KCL and stayed home lol. Also lots of people believe KCL is more prestigious, which I wasn't actually aware of until recently.

    Anyway. Any suggestions?
    Honestly don't worry about the extra debt you only pay it out of your salary once you earn over a certain amount and it will be worth it if for you to go somewhere you sound like you will be much happier at. Plus Manchester is only 2 hours away on the train from London. Re prestige, the difference between Kings & Manchester is miniscule.
 
 
 
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