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I'm an American that's recently been accepted to two MSc programs - one from Glasgow University for Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology and one from Maynooth University in Immunology and Global Health - and I'm stuck on which one to choose.

In all Honesty, Maynooth sounds like a better fit, as I'm more interested in human health and disease, and Glasgow is aimed primarily towards animal welfare, but I'm worried that a MSc from Maynooth won't be recognized by employers or PhD programs in the US, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter.

Glasgow is obviously very well known, and likely has better research opportunities, but I've heard that it's similar to my undergraduate university (Rutgers) in that it's considered prestigious, but accepts all applicants and has some issues with overcrowded and low quality lectures. I'm not entirely certain how accurate this is, but I don't want to be stuck in that situation again.

Is anyone Familiar with Maynooth University's reputation for scientific research? Primarily in terms of biology or immunology?

Will the standing of the University matter in the long run or should I just go to the less prestigious uni and try to stand out as best I can?
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(Original post by mellbell13)
I'm an American that's recently been accepted to two MSc programs - one from Glasgow University for Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology and one from Maynooth University in Immunology and Global Health - and I'm stuck on which one to choose.

In all Honesty, Maynooth sounds like a better fit, as I'm more interested in human health and disease, and Glasgow is aimed primarily towards animal welfare, but I'm worried that a MSc from Maynooth won't be recognized by employers or PhD programs in the US, or anywhere else in Europe for that matter.

Glasgow is obviously very well known, and likely has better research opportunities, but I've heard that it's similar to my undergraduate university (Rutgers) in that it's considered prestigious, but accepts all applicants and has some issues with overcrowded and low quality lectures. I'm not entirely certain how accurate this is, but I don't want to be stuck in that situation again.

Is anyone Familiar with Maynooth University's reputation for scientific research? Primarily in terms of biology or immunology?

Will the standing of the University matter in the long run or should I just go to the less prestigious uni and try to stand out as best I can?
I don't even know where Maynooth is to be honest but rankings reputation etc matter little. What matters are grades, work experience and references so go where the course is a better fit for your interests.
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