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Hello everyone,

I am an Indian national interested in pursuing MSc in Human Resource Management. I have done my previous degree in management and communications (1st Class) and have work experience at the head office of an Indian MNC which has a presence in London and Manchester.

I have received offers from the following universities:
1. The University of Liverpool (£2000 scholarship received)
2. University of York
3. Newcastle University (£4000 scholarship received)
4. The University of Exeter (£5000 scholarship received)

I am still waiting to hear from the University of Glasgow and the University of Manchester. As an international student I will not be able to visit these universities personally so your help will be greatly needed:
1. Opinion about overall prestige and reputation in the UK according to the members and if there is any impact of reputation on the job prospects (I will return back to India after finishing the course and plan to work in India or Singapore)
2. Any information about the overall atmosphere, pros & cons & social life in these universities which can help me in choosing one of them?

Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
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alleycat393
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Given that you don't hold a British passport you're unlikely to get a job here so it reputation in the UK makes no difference (it generally makes little difference anyway). Info about cities, social life etc can be found online. Job prospects will depend on how the degree is received where you plan to work and what jobs you want to do.
(Original post by ps9111996)
Hello everyone,

I am an Indian national interested in pursuing MSc in Human Resource Management. I have done my previous degree in management and communications (1st Class) and have work experience at the head office of an Indian MNC which has a presence in London and Manchester.

I have received offers from the following universities:
1. The University of Liverpool (£2000 scholarship received)
2. University of York
3. Newcastle University (£4000 scholarship received)
4. University of Exeter

I am still waiting to hear from the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. As an international student I will not be able to visit these universities personally so your help will be greatly needed:
1. Opinion about overall prestige and reputation in the UK. How would you rate them?
2. Any information about the cities, overall atmosphere & social life in these universities.
3. Any other information, pros & cons which you can share?
4. Job prospects.

Any detailed information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
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ps9111996
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Thank you for your reply. It was a challenge for me to shortlist the universities for application and now as I am even more confused. I checked the rankings and they are all over the place (Guardian, CUG, etc.). So, I wanted to know which management school enjoys a better reputation according to the members and if there is any impact on the job prospects. I will return back to India after finishing the course and plan to work in India or Singapore.

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Given that you don't hold a British passport you're unlikely to get a job here so it reputation in the UK makes no difference (it generally makes little difference anyway). Info about cities, social life etc can be found online. Job prospects will depend on how the degree is received where you plan to work and what jobs you want to do.
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Exactly. Rankings are all over the place because they are based on a variety of factors, some of which don't even apply to students. If you plan to work in India or Singapore it will matter how employers over there will view your qualifications, not UK rankings or students on a UK site.
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Thank you for your reply. It was a challenge for me to shortlist the universities for application and now as I am even more confused. I checked the rankings and they are all over the place (Guardian, CUG, etc.). So, I wanted to know which management school enjoys a better reputation according to the members and if there is any impact on the job prospects. I will return back to India after finishing the course and plan to work in India or Singapore.
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I have changed the original post according to the latest developments. The advise I have got from some professionals where I work, is that most of these universities will be viewed on an equal level with the University of Manchester being more well known. I have received some scholarship from Newcastle & Exeter as well (£5000 translates into INR 450000) which reduces the financial burden somewhat. So I will request the members again to help me in choosing or shortlisting by rating these universities accordingly.
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(Original post by ps9111996)
I have changed the original post according to the latest developments. The advise I have got from some professionals where I work, is that most of these universities will be viewed on an equal level with the University of Manchester being more well known. I have received some scholarship from Newcastle & Exeter as well (£5000 translates into INR 450000) which reduces the financial burden somewhat. So I will request the members again to help me in choosing or shortlisting by rating these universities accordingly.
I’d go with Manchester first and then newcastle and Exeter based on which course is most interesting. You only need to pick one uni in the end.
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Yes, picking one university out of the choices available is challenging. Thank you for providing your opinion, it definitely helps. I will update if something new happens. As of now, waiting for the scholarship decisions and offers from a couple of universities.
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I’d go with Manchester first and then newcastle and Exeter based on which course is most interesting. You only need to pick one uni in the end.
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I don't think there's much to choose between any of them apart from the fact that Manchester has a better international reputation and Liverpool is arguably not as well regarded as the others in the UK.

Manchester and Newcastle are very big, bustling cities and very multi cultural.

Exeter and York are smaller, prettier cities but less culturally diverse, so that is worth thinking about also - which sort of city appeals to you more?
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