Hello Everyone, I'm French student looking forward to studying in the UK;
I applied for International relations at Bath, King's, Warwick, UCL, and LSE.
I received offer from all of them except for LSE ( refusal)
I am now conflicted between King's International Relations program and UCL's European Social and Political Studies for my firm choice as I want to stay in London for sure.
Both of my offers are similar in terms of grades so that's not really a criteria I'm relying on.
I have heard a lot of good thing about UCL on TSR but also on UK & international rankings whereas for KCL I feel that only it's War Studies department is praised otherwise it has less prestige than UCL.
I'd love to hear any advice or opinions on what is the better choice in terms of program, school atmosphere/body student, masters and career prospects.
I'm really conflicted and afraid I would not make the right decision
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- Thread Starter
- 23-02-2018 14:45
- 23-02-2018 15:12
visit the offer holders day to find out more about the place and to see how you feel about it.
that would be the best thing to do rather than take someone else's probably biased opinions on forums about a uni
see what the cost of living is like/ the accommodation offere
what exactly you learn in the course
the employability it provides afterwards
does it give work experience opportunities?
and most importantly, would you be happy there?
- 23-02-2018 23:47
Like previous poster, only way is to see in person. Both programmes are very different so its more about what you are interested in. That can be seen relatively well from just the module outline. I wouldn't worry much about relative reputation as both are top of their fields and reputable courses in each uni. I think the UCL course is 4 years as year abroad, the KCL one 3 years - an important consideration. Can only feel atmosphere in person - being at KCL myself - I enjoy being in central London with several campuses to use and international student body (and many others from France) although not all accommodation is great. I don't know UCL but the main building looks spectacular. Masers and career prospects depend more on your grade outcome instead of which uni to choose, although if a masters/career you want matches one of the course structures more, that should reflect your interests like I said before.