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So I'm applying for politics undergrad, and I've already applied for and got offers from Bristol, Manchester, and Newcastle. I applied for Cambridge but got rejected earlier this week - but I was only applying to see if I can get in anyway.

I've left this until the absolute last moment as this is the last day before the UCAS deadline... I still have one option left and I can't decide between Edinburgh and Liverpool for politics.

I don't really like the city of Edinburgh bc I find it too small/touristy/not good for nightlife, but the course looks better overall, and it's ranked much higher.

I much prefer the city of Liverpool, but the university and course is ranked much lower. I don't really like the look of the first year because it's essentially a repeat of what I did for politics A-Level, but I do like the second and third years because there's optional modules.

So basically, my heart's set on Liverpool - mainly for the place; but my head goes with Edinburgh - beacuse it's higher in the rankings and the course is overall better because there's more options.

I'm predicted A* A* A. Any advice is appreciated!
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1) Rankings and League Tables will not tell you if you will enjoy that course or you will like being at that Uni - its also a very lazy way of picking a University.

2) Going to University will not be a repeat of your Politics A level believe me, and if you think it will be then you might like to reconsider your entire UCAS application.
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(Original post by McGinger)
1) Rankings and League Tables will not tell you if you will enjoy that course or you will like being at that Uni - its also a very lazy way of picking a University.

2) Going to University will not be a repeat of your Politics A level believe me, and if you think it will be then you might like to reconsider your entire UCAS application.
No ofc it isn't!! But i spoke to a person who did politics at my sixth form and has just finished politics year 1 at Liverpool, and he said that it was a bit of a drag bc it was very similar to what we do at A-Level at my sixth form
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(Original post by McGinger)
1) Rankings and League Tables will not tell you if you will enjoy that course or you will like being at that Uni - its also a very lazy way of picking a University.

2) Going to University will not be a repeat of your Politics A level believe me, and if you think it will be then you might like to reconsider your entire UCAS application.
Also, this is my dilemma - because I know that I will enjoy the course at Edinburgh more, but I will enjoy being at the University of Liverpool more.
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The course is more important - its the course you will be studying every day for the next three/four years, not the University.

Or of course you could look at other Universities - Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Warwick etc
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