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I prefer the course at Manchester and it’s ranked higher for my subject but LSE has rep. Prestigious university or favourite course? Any advice? Would I be stupid to turn down LSE even though the course isn’t my favourite?
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To be honest, it probably depends on what you see 'going to university' is.

I'm thankful to have parents who push me to pick a university that proposes a course which fits my key interest in the subject, but sadly these universities are not the best in terms of reputation.

I said 'sadly' because to me, going to university is an investment -- it's very expensive, and I'm an international student, which triples all cost. I want my experience of going to the university to worth all the money I spent on it, not only for gaining the knowledge to pursue my passion. In my point of view, if now I have the chance to go for the best, why wouldn't I take it?

If I were you, I would go for LSE because I know that it will give me more benefit than going to Manchester, due to the reputation it holds in my country which gives graduates easier access to be employed. Also, big banks in the UK recruited over 10% of LSE students from my research I saw at Quora, and I think this can show what I meant by 'worth the investment' I put when I will go to university.

But please do not take my advice directly, everyone has a different opinion and I'm one of those people who dare to take risks not really doing what I really really really want (since you mentioned that you prefer the course at Manchester).

The best thing you can think about now is whether doing your favourite course will give you long-term happiness or if this happiness still can be attained via reputation even though it's not necessarily the best course.

Good luck! Wish you the best. :crossedf:
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I would probably say Manchester based on what you’ve said.

They’re both very good but if you prefer Manchester’s course, you’re more likely to do well in it and getting a higher grade increases your job prospects. I mean, what sounds better, a first or 2:1 from Manchester because you loved the course or a 2:2 from LSE?

It’s your call and there isn’t really a wrong decision, just look in more detail at the course, how it’s assessed and the experience you’d rather have.
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Go to LSE, risk of regret is smaller.
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Go with the course you prefer. Manchester is still a prestigious and highly regarded uni.
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Always, always make the choice on COURSE.

(That's what you'll be studying for 3 years - not its position on some nebulous list).
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It is postgraduate degree
(Original post by returnmigrant)
Always, always make the choice on COURSE.

(That's what you'll be studying for 3 years - not its position on some nebulous list).
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(Original post by pop18dsa)
It is postgraduate degree
(Then don't post in the UCAS forum ....)
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Go for Manchester. It's the course that matters.
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