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    The University of Chester or Durham University.

    Getting a degree from which of these universities would give you better prospects? Also, is there a difference in the prestige level? Getting a degree from which would be the better achievement?

    Why?
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    Durham is certainly a more prestigious university, with better name recognition and higher standards. There is definitely a difference in prestige, and many would say that getting a degree from Durham is a bigger achievement than from Chester.

    However, and this is a big one, employers outside of the most elite professions tend to not place much emphasis upon the university you went to. I shan't force Doonesbury to post his famous chart, but I believe about 13% considered it to be the most important factor for an applicant. Much more important are factors such as experience and attainment.

    You should also consider departmental rankings and prestige. No university is amazing for everything, it might well be the case that the course you're considering at Chester is viewed in higher regard than the one available at Durham. Look into this.

    TLDR: Don't worry about it and pick the course and university you prefer, all else is practically irrelevant.
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    The University of Chester or Durham University.

    Getting a degree from which of these universities would give you better prospects? Also, is there a difference in the prestige level? Getting a degree from which would be the better achievement?

    Why?
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    I shan't force Doonesbury to post his famous chart
    I'll do it anyway...

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    Name:  Exhibit 7.5 - factors for grads.png
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    Source: http://www.cbi.org.uk/index.cfm/_api...44798DD5B15E77

    OP, pick the course you prefer at a university you will be happy spending 3 years at.

    Have you visited both? Spoken to current students on your course at both?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I'll do it anyway...

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    Name:  Exhibit 7.5 - factors for grads.png
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    Source: http://www.cbi.org.uk/index.cfm/_api...44798DD5B15E77

    OP, pick the course you prefer at a university you will be happy spending 3 years at.

    Have you visited both? Spoken to current students on your course at both?
    I think TSR needs a bot which posts this automatically on any question like this.
 
 
 
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