Which UK university to choose for a course in MSc in Strategic/Digital Marketing

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So I am an Indian candidate and I graduated in the year of 2019 from Xavier University which is a decent ranked college in the country and I specialized in Marketing during my graduation.I scored 74.4% in my graduation and since then I have been working and have completed 1 year's work experience as well. So I started applying to the following colleges in the UK in the month of May:1. Imperial College London 2. Kings College London 3. Loughborough University 4. Strathclyde University 5. Warwick University 6. Cranfield University 7. Lancaster University 8. Birmingham University 9. Bristol University, etc. Out of these, I have an offer from Strathclyde and Loughborough and I got a rejection from Bristol. So I need to know which colleges should I be choosing and are there are any chances where I can get into Imperial or Kings or Warwick? and What could be the possible reason for Bristol to reject my application?
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So I am an Indian candidate and I graduated in the year of 2019 from Xavier University which is a decent ranked college in the country and I specialized in Marketing during my graduation.I scored 74.4% in my graduation and since then I have been working and have completed 1 year's work experience as well. So I started applying to the following colleges in the UK in the month of May:1. Imperial College London 2. Kings College London 3. Loughborough University 4. Strathclyde University 5. Warwick University 6. Cranfield University 7. Lancaster University 8. Birmingham University 9. Bristol University, etc. Out of these, I have an offer from Strathclyde and Loughborough and I got a rejection from Bristol. So I need to know which colleges should I be choosing and are there are any chances where I can get into Imperial or Kings or Warwick? and What could be the possible reason for Bristol to reject my application?
Congratulations on getting offers from Loughborough and Strathclyde. Both are good universities. For business and marketing courses Loughborough is ranked 4th and Strathclyde is ranked 13th in the Guadian good university guide so you will get some of the best teachings the UK has to offer. However, the student lifestyle will be different. Loughborough is a campus university. That means that you will live and study on campus. For a 3-year undergraduate course, it can become a little claustrophobic - seeing the same people, socialising in the same venues for 3 years. For a 12-month masters that should not be an issue. Strathclyde is at the heart of Glasgow and so very much integrated into the city.

If you have a place at Loughborough I would not worry about why Bristol rejected you - they are ranked 20th in the league table anyway.

If you choose to go to one of the London universities like Kings or Imperial be aware that the cost of living in London is high. It will cost you between £500-800 a month to have a shared flat in London but around £500 if you go to somewhere like Loughborough or Strathclyde
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Congratulations on getting offers from Loughborough and Strathclyde. Both are good universities. For business and marketing courses Loughborough is ranked 4th and Strathclyde is ranked 13th in the Guadian good university guide so you will get some of the best teachings the UK has to offer. However, the student lifestyle will be different. Loughborough is a campus university. That means that you will live and study on campus. For a 3-year undergraduate course, it can become a little claustrophobic - seeing the same people, socialising in the same venues for 3 years. For a 12-month masters that should not be an issue. Strathclyde is at the heart of Glasgow and so very much integrated into the city.

If you have a place at Loughborough I would not worry about why Bristol rejected you - they are ranked 20th in the league table anyway.

If you choose to go to one of the London universities like Kings or Imperial be aware that the cost of living in London is high. It will cost you between £500-800 a month to have a shared flat in London but around £500 if you go to somewhere like Loughborough or Strathclyde
Hey Mike23mike thank you so much for your great insights regarding the colleges.

Because Honestly I've been trying so hard to get into UK universities and I recently got a rejection from Lancaster University and they mentioned that my academic background do not match their course requirements (I applied for MSc in Advance Marketing), Anyways the link you provided clearly states that Loughborough stands at 4th position for Marketing courses in the UK.

Anyways Thank you for your suggestions about how expensive London could be and those flat rental rates look heavy! but that will be taken into consideration only if I get into them because as of now I havs been rejected by Lancaster and Bristol already.

I was feeling very paranoid until you helped me out here but in general I want to know your views about my profile and what do you think about the colleges that might accept me and are even good as well besides Loughborough because I am keeping this in my consideration list now. Thanks to you
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Hey Mike23mike thank you so much for your great insights regarding the colleges.

Because Honestly I've been trying so hard to get into UK universities and I recently got a rejection from Lancaster University and they mentioned that my academic background do not match their course requirements (I applied for MSc in Advance Marketing), Anyways the link you provided clearly states that Loughborough stands at 4th position for Marketing courses in the UK.

Anyways Thank you for your suggestions about how expensive London could be and those flat rental rates look heavy! but that will be taken into consideration only if I get into them because as of now I havs been rejected by Lancaster and Bristol already.

I was feeling very paranoid until you helped me out here but in general I want to know your views about my profile and what do you think about the colleges that might accept me and are even good as well besides Loughborough because I am keeping this in my consideration list now. Thanks to you
Hi different universities will have different selection criteria so it will be hard to figure out why Bristol and Lancaster rejected you - honestly dont give it a second thought. You are holding offers from two top universities so if you get any more offers then that is a bonus. You can only go to one university so I think it would be time better spent finding out more about the course structure at Loughborough and Strathclyde and what life in Loughborough and Glasgow will be like.
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Hi different universities will have different selection criteria so it will be hard to figure out why Bristol and Lancaster rejected you - honestly dont give it a second thought. You are holding offers from two top universities so if you get any more offers then that is a bonus. You can only go to one university so I think it would be time better spent finding out more about the course structure at Loughborough and Strathclyde and what life in Loughborough and Glasgow will be like.
Hey so if I walk you through my list I still have
decisions pending from Warwick, Birmingham, Leeds, Cranfield, Sheffield and Southampton.
So if in any case I get through anyone of these Universities so should I consider them? I have checked the course structure and more or less everyone offers the same modules.
So my final question would be if I should consider any University from the pending list if I get an offer? or should I stick to Loughborough only?
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Hey so if I walk you through my list I still have
decisions pending from Warwick, Birmingham, Leeds, Cranfield, Sheffield and Southampton.
So if in any case I get through anyone of these Universities so should I consider them? I have checked the course structure and more or less everyone offers the same modules.
So my final question would be if I should consider any University from the pending list if I get an offer? or should I stick to Loughborough only?
Hi, there is no need to pick Loughborough - all the universities you have applied to are considered very good in the UK so no third rate universities there. I am simply making the point that you are holding offers from two good quality universities so dont worry about why Bristol or Lancaster rejected you.

You need to do some background reading on each university you get an offer from. Ask people on this site who have studied at these universities for their honest opinions.

Warwick is also a campus university like Loughborough as are Cranfield and Birmingham. Whilst Leeds and Sheffield are integrated into the cities so the feel of the universities is very different. I did not study in a campus university so I cannot really tell you what it will be like but I visited friends in Leeds and Sheffield and both cities had a nice nightlife and student social scene. I did visit a friend in Warwick and in Cranfield and it seemed a little claustrophobic to me - everyone knew everyone and we seemed to be isolated in the middle of nowhere. I don't know about Southampton at all I am afraid. Strathclyde, like Leeds and Sheffield, is a part of the city of Glasgow. Glasgow has a great nightlife.
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Hi, there is no need to pick Loughborough - all the universities you have applied to are considered very good in the UK so no third rate universities there. I am simply making the point that you are holding offers from two good quality universities so dont worry about why Bristol or Lancaster rejected you.

You need to do some background reading on each university you get an offer from. Ask people on this site who have studied at these universities for their honest opinions.

Warwick is also a campus university like Loughborough as are Cranfield and Birmingham. Whilst Leeds and Sheffield are integrated into the cities so the feel of the universities is very different. I did not study in a campus university so I cannot really tell you what it will be like but I visited friends in Leeds and Sheffield and both cities had a nice nightlife and student social scene. I did visit a friend in Warwick and in Cranfield and it seemed a little claustrophobic to me - everyone knew everyone and we seemed to be isolated in the middle of nowhere. I don't know about Southampton at all I am afraid. Strathclyde, like Leeds and Sheffield, is a part of the city of Glasgow. Glasgow has a great nightlife.
Thanks for your wonderful insights Mike I will be keeping all of it in my consideration.
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So I am an Indian candidate and I graduated in the year of 2019 from Xavier University which is a decent ranked college in the country and I specialized in Marketing during my graduation.I scored 74.4% in my graduation and since then I have been working and have completed 1 year's work experience as well. So I started applying to the following colleges in the UK in the month of May:1. Imperial College London 2. Kings College London 3. Loughborough University 4. Strathclyde University 5. Warwick University 6. Cranfield University 7. Lancaster University 8. Birmingham University 9. Bristol University, etc. Out of these, I have an offer from Strathclyde and Loughborough and I got a rejection from Bristol. So I need to know which colleges should I be choosing and are there are any chances where I can get into Imperial or Kings or Warwick? and What could be the possible reason for Bristol to reject my application?
Hi Siddhantmalpani,

Congratulations on receiving your offers so far!

Our Digital Marketing MSc programme is taught at our Loughborough University London campus, which is our specialist postgraduate campus based just next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As our campus building is situated in the Here East complex, you receive the best of both worlds by being taught in a campus setting surrounded by all the opportunities the city of London has to offer. Across this campus and our Loughborough campus there is a real family feel and you will be welcomed in to the student community with open arms, something we pride ourselves on and our students enjoy shown through our consistently high student experience rankings.

If you look in detail at the course itself, you will see that you will be a student within our Institute for Digital Technologies, who have strong partnerships with big names like BT Sport and Huawei Technologies. Our lecturers are all experts in their fields and are continually working on research projects, to lead developments in their area of expertise. Each programme incorporates principles and teaching inspired by current research, whilst offering students a chance to partake in development projects and industry-focused work experience opportunities. You will also be able to undertake our unique Collaborative Project module, where you will be able to work together with your student team, to research and build solutions to a business problem, supported by our project tutors, clients and staff. I would highly recommend looking at the course in detail and review the opportunities around it as well, if you have any questions you can contact us direct at [email protected].

I understand that you may have concerns regarding accommodation, but we offer advice on this on our website and have a specialist student accommodation team that will be able to support you as needed.

We hope this helps in your decision making and that you continue to seriously consider Loughborough as an option for your Master's studies. if you haven't already I would recommend taking a look at this page too, so that you can view options available to you for study this year.

Any further questions feel free to PM us or drop us an email at the address mentioned above.
Best Wishes,
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Hi Siddhantmalpani,

Congratulations on receiving your offers so far!

Our Digital Marketing MSc programme is taught at our Loughborough University London campus, which is our specialist postgraduate campus based just next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As our campus building is situated in the Here East complex, you receive the best of both worlds by being taught in a campus setting surrounded by all the opportunities the city of London has to offer. Across this campus and our Loughborough campus there is a real family feel and you will be welcomed in to the student community with open arms, something we pride ourselves on and our students enjoy shown through our consistently high student experience rankings.

If you look in detail at the course itself, you will see that you will be a student within our Institute for Digital Technologies, who have strong partnerships with big names like BT Sport and Huawei Technologies. Our lecturers are all experts in their fields and are continually working on research projects, to lead developments in their area of expertise. Each programme incorporates principles and teaching inspired by current research, whilst offering students a chance to partake in development projects and industry-focused work experience opportunities. You will also be able to undertake our unique Collaborative Project module, where you will be able to work together with your student team, to research and build solutions to a business problem, supported by our project tutors, clients and staff. I would highly recommend looking at the course in detail and review the opportunities around it as well, if you have any questions you can contact us direct at [email protected].

I understand that you may have concerns regarding accommodation, but we offer advice on this on our website and have a specialist student accommodation team that will be able to support you as needed.

We hope this helps in your decision making and that you continue to seriously consider Loughborough as an option for your Master's studies. if you haven't already I would recommend taking a look at this page too, so that you can view options available to you for study this year.

Any further questions feel free to PM us or drop us an email at the address mentioned above.
Best Wishes,
Emily
Hey Emily,

Thanks a lot for this information this should help me a lot in figuring out my next steps towards my final decision of accepting my offer at Loughborough.

Also I needed to know about how will the classes be going to take place given the current Pandemic situation so will it be online or offline?
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Hey Emily,

Thanks a lot for this information this should help me a lot in figuring out my next steps towards my final decision of accepting my offer at Loughborough.

Also I needed to know about how will the classes be going to take place given the current Pandemic situation so will it be online or offline?
Hi Siddhantmalpani,

If you check the link here: https://www.lborolondon.ac.uk/study/...-2020-masters/

This what the university is planning to do for 2020 start, for postgraduate programmes across both campuses.

Best Wishes,
Emily
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So I am an Indian candidate and I graduated in the year of 2019 from Xavier University which is a decent ranked college in the country and I specialized in Marketing during my graduation.I scored 74.4% in my graduation and since then I have been working and have completed 1 year's work experience as well. So I started applying to the following colleges in the UK in the month of May:1. Imperial College London 2. Kings College London 3. Loughborough University 4. Strathclyde University 5. Warwick University 6. Cranfield University 7. Lancaster University 8. Birmingham University 9. Bristol University, etc. Out of these, I have an offer from Strathclyde and Loughborough and I got a rejection from Bristol. So I need to know which colleges should I be choosing and are there are any chances where I can get into Imperial or Kings or Warwick? and What could be the possible reason for Bristol to reject my application?
1) Imperial
2) Warwick
3) Cranfield
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1) Imperial
2) Warwick
3) Cranfield
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So I have applied to all three of them but I really don't see Cranfield ranking anywhere in the ranking table so what do you think about this?
Also, the results are still awaited on Warwick and Imperial's end, and given my profile what do you think are my chances of getting into Warwick and especially Imperial?
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Imperial lol. U are crazy.
Ya sure u can apply imperial if u are from a big family background.
Imperial and London living gonna cost u around 100,000£
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Imperial lol. U are crazy.
Ya sure u can apply imperial if u are from a big family background.
Imperial and London living gonna cost u around 100,000£
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Well you're right I did not get into Imperial after all plus Southampton rejected my application as well just because I was late as their as their applications closed in March and I applied in May but I don't get it why did they still keep their admission portal on if their seats were full...
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Assuming you don't get into the others, Loughborough is a good choice. I'd pick it over Strathclyde, not necessarily because there's a tremendous difference in reputation, but the opportunities of London are far better when you're applying for jobs.
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u can apply in jan 21 and look more colleges
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