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    Apologies if this has been asked before, but which university would be considered the most prestigious or preferred by employers for graduate schemes?

    I'm wondering what sort of impressions people have of both universities and which is considered the most intellectually demanding? (perhaps they are equal...?)
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    Apologies if this has been asked before, but which university would be considered the most prestigious or preferred by employers for graduate schemes?

    I'm wondering what sort of impressions people have of both universities and which is considered the most intellectually demanding? (perhaps they are equal...?)
    Prestige is definitely UCL
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    preferred by employers for graduate schemes?
    Makes no difference.

    Pick the one with the course you prefer.

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    I don’t think you should pick based on prestige if the courses are significantly different and you prefer one over the other.

    But if you’re going with prestige anyway, then UCL.
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    international research powerhouse reputation = UCL by a country mile

    exclusive undergraduate teaching-focused uni = Durham by a smidgen. actually no i'd say UCL by a smidgen. about equal, really that is possible!
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    (Original post by FreeDerry)
    Apologies if this has been asked before, but which university would be considered the most prestigious or preferred by employers for graduate schemes?

    I'm wondering what sort of impressions people have of both universities and which is considered the most intellectually demanding? (perhaps they are equal...?)
    It won't unless you're applying to certain bits within finance. What field are you thinking about entering?

    For most other things, it will be the same (unless one specific grad employer has established a link with the students/alumni of just one of the two institutions, which is fairly unlikely, but it happens.

    I very much that any of us on TSR have the authority to say that one or the other is more demanding, at least without having studied the same course at both, or having access to data on e.g. the average weekly hours worked by students at each etc.
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    It won't unless you're applying to certain bits within finance. What field are you thinking about entering?

    For most other things, it will be the same (unless one specific grad employer has established a link with the students/alumni of just one of the two institutions, which is fairly unlikely, but it happens.

    I very much that any of us on TSR have the authority to say that one or the other is more demanding, at least without having studied the same course at both, or having access to data on e.g. the average weekly hours worked by students at each etc.

    I was thinking of Law (conversion) but don't necessarily have my heart set on this.


    What I am slightly worried about is the difference in course offers I've been made. UCL has made me an offer for 'Ancient Languages' (I don't have A Level Latin) whereas Durham has made me an offer for straight Classics. I am concerned that as Ancient Languages is a new degree (it began in 2013) it might not be seen as being as respectable as Classics which is far older and more established. Obviously I am not going to make my decision solely on what is considered 'more impressive' (so please no 'just pick the course you like best!') but I'd appreciate some opinions on whether the newer degree might be a hindrance or considered a 'lesser' degree?
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    For classics I think Durham would be better... For Law too perhaps.. I've always seen UCL as a science/economics driven uni
 
 
 

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