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    Hello all,
    I am an American trenching across the pond for the 2018-2019 school semester. I’ll be pursuing my Master’s. I’ve gotten my offers already now it’s just deciding where to go. I’ll be doing international relations MA but am stuck between Durham and Manchester. From my brief research, I see Durham is nationally prestigious but it isn’t really known outside of the U.K.; while Manchester is somewhat mediocre in the national rankings but internationally they are really high ranked. I imagine my career to take off in England because of my boyfriend but am worried about coming back to America and not have my degree hold as a high regard (if I do choose Durham). Also feel that Manchester is better for networking but overall I am more in love with Durham. Just worried that I’ll be making the wrong choice for my career
    Many thanks x

    I'm having the exact same problem deciding between these Universities for Economics! My family is thinking of moving to America and if I decided to go there in the future I'd like to choose Manchester, but if I end up staying in the UK i'd be better off choosing Durham. Hard decision!However, at the end of the day I think it comes down to the courses the University specializes in and what it has to offer you as an individual. I am personally heading more towards Manchester for it's location and the selection of companies it works with for business. What are you going to study? If I were you I'd also try to attend a virtual tour of the Universities or contact them and see if they can send you more information about the campus, course, etc. due to the fact that you live so far away and will not be able to attend an open day (if that's the case).
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