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    Loughborough are a top 10 University but outside of London and offer a year abroad.
    SOAS are ranked higher in Politics (couldn't find International Relations)

    Which one should I go to in 2018?
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    SOAS is definitely better for anything Politics related. But Loughborough is a good university as well, so if you desperately want to do IR and study abroad, just go for that.
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    SOAS is definitely better for anything Politics related. But Loughborough is a good university as well, so if you desperately want to do IR and study abroad, just go for that.
    Thanks mate, is it worth studying abroad/taking a placement year or just going to SOAS (they don't offer any placements)
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    (Original post by SaksTheGreatest)
    Thanks mate, is it worth studying abroad/taking a placement year or just going to SOAS (they don't offer any placements)
    Well it depends on what you want to do. Do you really desperately want to study abroad/take a placement year? And also, do you prefer the city or not?
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    Well it depends on what you want to do. Do you really desperately want to study abroad/take a placement year? And also, do you prefer the city or not?
    I prefer the city, London is my favourite place in the world but it doesn't matter. I want what's best for my education, if studying abroad/taking a placement year looks better on my CV I'll do it, but if not I'd just go to SOAS.

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    I personally think that it is better to go to a better university than do a placement year/study abroad. If I were you, I would go for SOAS, because SOAS has a more respected reputation for political subjects than Loughborough.

    Good luck anyway
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    I personally think that it is better to go to a better university than do a placement year/study abroad. If I were you, I would go for SOAS, because SOAS has a more respected reputation for political subjects than Loughborough.

    Good luck anyway
    Thank you so much man appreciate the help!
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    (Original post by Sunset891)
    I personally think that it is better to go to a better university than do a placement year/study abroad. If I were you, I would go for SOAS, because SOAS has a more respected reputation for political subjects than Loughborough.

    Good luck anyway
    You need work experience to get a job after university, the university name alone doesn't cut the mustard. That said you can always do placements in the summer holidays, it doesn't have to be as part of a course.
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    (Original post by SaksTheGreatest)
    Loughborough are a top 10 University but outside of London and offer a year abroad.
    SOAS are ranked higher in Politics (couldn't find International Relations)

    Which one should I go to in 2018?
    Forget rankings, you need to look at course content, location, facilities e.c.t to determine which university you would be happiest spending 3/4 years at.
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    Forget rankings, you need to look at course content, location, facilities e.c.t to determine which university you would be happiest spending 3/4 years at.
    Thanks man still going to apply to both, appreciate your feedback.
 
 
 
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