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    Hello all,

    I'm an international student, currently deciding my insurance and firm choices. I am divided between Edinburgh and Manchester.

    Both are very good unis, in beautiful cities. From what I have seen amongst league tables and websites such as this, Manchester is deemed a better school in UK but Edinburgh is more reputable worldwide.

    Since, I am not familiar with both unis that well, I was hoping you guys can advise me which one is better for economics studies.
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    Hi, I study at Edinburgh so I can't say much about studying at Manchester. There are a few key differences between studying in Scotland and England.

    Edinburgh:
    - Usually 4-years Bachelors (with/without exchange year) = 1 more year of uni life, 1 more summer internship?
    - Possibility of exchange in 3rd year around the world (US, Singapore, HK, Canada, etc...)
    - Free tuition fee for EU students
    - Ranking wise, take a look at their ranking criteria
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    (Original post by ChenZhan)
    Hi, I study at Edinburgh so I can't say much about studying at Manchester. There are a few key differences between studying in Scotland and England.

    Edinburgh:
    - Usually 4-years Bachelors (with/without exchange year) = 1 more year of uni life, 1 more summer internship?
    - Possibility of exchange in 3rd year around the world (US, Singapore, HK, Canada, etc...)
    - Free tuition fee for EU students
    - Ranking wise, take a look at their ranking criteria
    Hiya ChenZhan, sorry for the late reply I haven't checked student room in a while and I'm new to this website. Thanks for your help, I selected Edinburgh as my firm choice.
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    (Original post by anna_bananaa)
    Hello all,

    I'm an international student, currently deciding my insurance and firm choices. I am divided between Edinburgh and Manchester.

    Both are very good unis, in beautiful cities. From what I have seen amongst league tables and websites such as this, Manchester is deemed a better school in UK but Edinburgh is more reputable worldwide.

    Since, I am not familiar with both unis that well, I was hoping you guys can advise me which one is better for economics studies.
    Overall, I'd say you couldn't have chosen two more equally matched universities. Both big unis, both city universities, both quite cosmopolitan but Edinburgh is more 'posh', both are generally strong brands..

    I feel the main difference is whether you want a more Scottish style of education (4 years, flexibility of taking outside subjects for years 1 and 2 etc) or an English style (3 years, not much flexibility).

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