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    I wish to study Philosophy at UEA, but I’m wondering if UEA is good for employability and jobs, as it’s not a Russell Group, and league tables tend rate it low in employability compared to Russell groups
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    (Original post by David Maverick)
    I wish to study Philosophy at UEA, but I’m wondering if UEA is good for employability and jobs, as it’s not a Russell Group, and league tables tend rate it low in employability compared to Russell groups

    Ultimately, your ability to get a job rests with you and your personal qualities. When applying for jobs, there's plenty of other people who have the same degree from a similar university.

    UEA has been rising up the rankings and has a better student satisfaction than many other Russell Group universities, but employability is only one factor you can judge a university by. So in short, I don't think it makes a huge amount of difference tbh
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    Ultimately, your ability to get a job rests with you and your personal qualities. When applying for jobs, there's plenty of other people who have the same degree from a similar university.

    UEA has been rising up the rankings and has a better student satisfaction than many other Russell Group universities, but employability is only one factor you can judge a university by. So in short, I don't think it makes a huge amount of difference tbh
    sj10Thank you, I have a concern about the city life, as I’m coming from London, I’m worried I’ll get bored of a small city, does Norwich have good nightlife, culture, and an art scene?
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    (Original post by David Maverick)
    sj10Thank you, I have a concern about the city life, as I’m coming from London, I’m worried I’ll get bored of a small city, does Norwich have good nightlife, culture, and an art scene?
    I know what you mean, I thought that too, I really had low expectations - but Norwich has a surprisingly good nightlife (I have other friends to back me up on this)! There's something on every night if you want, on campus and off campus.

    I had no idea Norwich has a castle, it's a great city, historic but it has everything you need, chain stores and 'The lanes', which has independant shops. It's got a good comedy scene, a lot of venues are old churches, and there's so many pubs (There's a Norwich joke about that)! Art wise, I'm less knowledgeable but there's the Sainsbury's centre on campus.
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    I know what you mean, I thought that too, I really had low expectations - but Norwich has a surprisingly good nightlife (I have other friends to back me up on this)! There's something on every night if you want, on campus and off campus.

    I had no idea Norwich has a castle, it's a great city, historic but it has everything you need, chain stores and 'The lanes', which has independant shops. It's got a good comedy scene, a lot of venues are old churches, and there's so many pubs (There's a Norwich joke about that)! Art wise, I'm less knowledgeable but there's the Sainsbury's centre on campus.
    sj10 Thank you, you put me at ease, when it comes to applying to UEA
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    sj10 Thank you, you put me at ease, when it comes to applying to UEA

    If you've got any more questions, feel free to ask! Where else are you applying?
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    If you've got any more questions, feel free to ask! Where else are you applying?
    Alright🙂, I’m not sure, but I’m definitely planning to apply to two courses at Birmingham, Nottingham, and UEA, and I’m considering Sheffield,Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh as a last option but I’m not sure yet
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    Alright🙂, I’m not sure, but I’m definitely planning to apply to two courses at Birmingham, Nottingham, and UEA, and I’m considering Sheffield,Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh as a last option but I’m not sure yet

    Have you visited any?
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    Have you visited any?
    sj10 I’ve visited UEA, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, but not Sheffield, or Edinburgh
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    (Original post by David Maverick)
    sj10 I’ve visited UEA, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, but not Sheffield, or Edinburgh
    Any favourites?
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    Any favourites?
    I think Birmingham, UEA and Edinburgh are my favourites
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    (Original post by David Maverick)
    I think Birmingham, UEA and Edinburgh are my favourites
    But with Manchester and Leeds their course is isn’t particularly to my taste
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    (Original post by David Maverick)
    But with Manchester and Leeds their course is isn’t particularly to my taste
    I'd focus on the course, and where you think you'd be happy to spend 3 years studying when deciding. I know a lot of people had a gut feeling about a place, but then others found themselves accidentally at a different university and loved it!
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    I'd focus on the course, and where you think you'd be happy to spend 3 years studying when deciding. I know a lot of people had a gut feeling about a place, but then others found themselves accidentally at a different university and loved it!
    Thank you for all the advice. I’ll definitely take that into consideration.
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    Any thoughts NYU℠ ? (and your username is almost impossible to tag... :beard: )
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Any thoughts NYU℠ ? (and your username is almost impossible to tag... :beard: )
    I’m impressive you managed to do it, actually. It was discovered after I changed it that the tagging function didn’t like to pick up the ℠.

    David Maverick, Doones undoubtedly tagged me to comment on the philosophy program itself; as I can’t speak to much to employability with a degree from UEA.

    As far as philosophy in the UK goes, the reputation of the departments is held to be:
    (1) Oxford
    (A large margin)
    (2) Cambridge = St Andrews = King’s
    (3) Edinburgh = LSE = Leeds = UCL = Birmingham = Bristol
    (4) Sheffield = Warwick = Durham = Manchester

    Oxford is ‘distinguished;’ (2)s are ‘good,’ with Cambridge being borderline ‘strong;’ (3)s are ‘good;’ (4)s are ‘adequate,’ halfway to ‘good.’ The differences between (3) and (4) are not really all that large.

    Of the unis you have mentioned, UEA and Nottingham don’t really register on the radar of the philosophy world. Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Leeds, however, do. As such, given that your interest is in philosophy, I would try to steer you towards programs that are generally considered more reputable.

    Of course, where you decide to go might be influenced by the particular strengths of a department. For instance:

    Philosophy of science: Cambridge, LSE, and Bristol are among the best in the world.
    Philosophy of social science: Durham is the best in the world, followed by LSE.
    Feminist philosophy: Hands down, Sheffield.
    Continental philosophy: Warwick, UCL, and Oxford.
    Political philosophy: LSE or Oxford.

    gjd800 might also have some input.
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    I don't know anyone at UEA so I can't even comment on what their dept is doing! I have a slightly different take on it to NYU insofar as I can't be arsed with rankings or prestige and I chose all my programmes basically based on what one guy was teaching (viz. very specific flavours of Indian philosophy). Not a great way to do it if you are intent on getting out and getting into work, but ok if you're after aspecialism for academia, ha.
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    I don't know anyone at UEA so I can't even comment on what their dept is doing! I have a slightly different take on it to NYU insofar as I can't be arsed with rankings or prestige and I chose all my programmes basically based on what one guy was teaching (viz. very specific flavours of Indian philosophy). Not a great way to do it if you are intent on getting out and getting into work, but ok if you're after aspecialism for academia, ha.
    You just coincidentally happened to pick one of the only philosophy depts in the country that even touches Indian philosophy, so you did pretty well haha.
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    You just coincidentally happened to pick one of the only philosophy depts in the country that even touches Indian philosophy, so you did pretty well haha.
    It was (and broadly is) the only stuff I have any real sustained interest in haha. If I couldn't do the Indian stuff, I doubt I'd bother with philosophy much at all!
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    (Original post by gjd800)
    I don't know anyone at UEA so I can't even comment on what their dept is doing! I have a slightly different take on it to NYU insofar as I can't be arsed with rankings or prestige and I chose all my programmes basically based on what one guy was teaching (viz. very specific flavours of Indian philosophy). Not a great way to do it if you are intent on getting out and getting into work, but ok if you're after aspecialism for academia, ha.
    (Original post by NYU℠)
    I’m impressive you managed to do it, actually. It was discovered after I changed it that the tagging function didn’t like to pick up the ℠.

    David Maverick, Doones undoubtedly tagged me to comment on the philosophy program itself; as I can’t speak to much to employability with a degree from UEA.

    As far as philosophy in the UK goes, the reputation of the departments is held to be:
    (1) Oxford
    (A large margin)
    (2) Cambridge = St Andrews = King’s
    (3) Edinburgh = LSE = Leeds = UCL = Birmingham = Bristol
    (4) Sheffield = Warwick = Durham = Manchester

    Oxford is ‘distinguished;’ (2)s are ‘good,’ with Cambridge being borderline ‘strong;’ (3)s are ‘good;’ (4)s are ‘adequate,’ halfway to ‘good.’ The differences between (3) and (4) are not really all that large.

    Of the unis you have mentioned, UEA and Nottingham don’t really register on the radar of the philosophy world. Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Leeds, however, do. As such, given that your interest is in philosophy, I would try to steer you towards programs that are generally considered more reputable.

    Of course, where you decide to go might be influenced by the particular strengths of a department. For instance:

    Philosophy of science: Cambridge, LSE, and Bristol are among the best in the world.
    Philosophy of social science: Durham is the best in the world, followed by LSE.
    Feminist philosophy: Hands down, Sheffield.
    Continental philosophy: Warwick, UCL, and Oxford.
    Political philosophy: LSE or Oxford.

    gjd800 might also have some input.
    Oh wow, that gives me a lot to think about, thank you. I will take your advice, but I’m really looking for a is balance of good reputation and interesting module choice
 
 
 
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