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sammirx
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I am a final year student from Hong Kong
Actually I got MSc offers from Department of economics of birmingham and exeter
I would like to ask which university is better in term of alumni and employers' view?
or which university will make me easier to go into banking or even investment banking field? because if possible I want to work in UK for 1-2 years before going back my home town
Thanks for helping
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birmingham - bigger city with more work available than exeter. good department and very nice uni (done my undergrad and going to do a phd there) i dont know about economics at exeter, but birmingham is a redbrick university and therefore holds a lot of weight with employers etc

i am a little biased, but i hae visited both unis. exeter has a lovely campus, but all the time i was there i felt like they were trying to 'sell' the uni to me, rather than treat me like i was a prospective student.
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(Original post by JazzyJo)
birmingham - bigger city with more work available than exeter. good department and very nice uni (done my undergrad and going to do a phd there) i dont know about economics at exeter, but birmingham is a redbrick university and therefore holds a lot of weight with employers etc

i am a little biased, but i hae visited both unis. exeter has a lovely campus, but all the time i was there i felt like they were trying to 'sell' the uni to me, rather than treat me like i was a prospective student.
In what subject, just out of nosiness?
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(Original post by Milady de Winter)
In what subject, just out of nosiness?
Our survey says sports science: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...32&postcount=4

I had no idea the poster was at Brum when I posted in that thread. I would have been pushier had I known!!
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Go wherever you personally want, i.e. which location you prefer. They are both very good universities, there's no point trying to split hairs.
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(Original post by IlexAquifolium)
Our survey says sports science: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...32&postcount=4

I had no idea the poster was at Brum when I posted in that thread. I would have been pushier had I known!!
it was sports science, but im now doing it i the medical school

nice nosiness though!
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About equal I'd say, but I'd rather live in Exeter personally, much nicer place and location, Devon is great.
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I live in Exeter.

I would say...

It depends on what you want from university really, BUT... Exeter *probably* has a *slightly* better rep. than Birmingham (but that's just me and the impression I get - which I do feel is an 'educated' impression). I mean, they're both 'red brick' uni's, but Exeter is a MUCH smaller place and due to its location (south) it means it's much more 'known' for its university/ cathedral/ history, etc. whereas when people say "Birmingham" the immediate thought is not necessarily "university" but "accent".

Personally (though I've never actually spent much time there myself), I might be tempted to go for Birmingham, but that's only because Exeter is such a narrow-minded place (I lived there until I was about eighteen) and very 'white' (ethnic) and middle class. I wouldn't know, but Birmingham doesn't immediately strike me as the same.

Hope that helps! :-)

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(Original post by JazzyJo)
it was sports science, but im now doing it i the medical school

nice nosiness though!
Good choice!
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