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Should I choose this course over university of York ? any and all comments are appreciated!!
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Both unis are really good. What course would you be doing at york?
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Should I choose this course over university of York ? any and all comments are appreciated!!
Hi Mahath!

Great to hear you're thinking of studying your Masters degree at Bath!

I'm a current Masters student at Bath, so while I don't study Sustainability and Management in particular, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about student life at Bath, Bath itself, our wellbeing service, our Students' Union, or our careers service. Let me know if I can help at all!

We are also holding a virtual open day for postgraduate students on 9th June. This will include panels and a live chat opportunity to ask specific questions you may have about the course to current staff and students. I'd really recommend coming along, you can register here: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/exp...tual-open-day/


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Both unis are really good. What course would you be doing at york?
at York it's MSc Sustainable Business: Leadership, Innovation and Management. Any leads??? I heard though bath is not a Russel group, it is ranked highly. Though in QS rankings, it's behind york.i am really confused. I have also applied to Manchester and Edinburgh. if I were to make it into any of these, which should be the best choice in your opinion ?
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Hi Mahath!

Great to hear you're thinking of studying your Masters degree at Bath!

I'm a current Masters student at Bath, so while I don't study Sustainability and Management in particular, I am happy to answer any questions you might have about student life at Bath, Bath itself, our wellbeing service, our Students' Union, or our careers service. Let me know if I can help at all!

We are also holding a virtual open day for postgraduate students on 9th June. This will include panels and a live chat opportunity to ask specific questions you may have about the course to current staff and students. I'd really recommend coming along, you can register here: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/exp...tual-open-day/


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Hey, thank you for the reply. I am particularly curious about the day to day life at bath,acccomodation choices and whether employability is high at bath
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Hi, I'm currently on the MSc in Sustainability and Management.

Unless you can get into Oxford or Cambridge, the rankings won't be a dealbreaker when you go into industry. So, it comes down to how the course will help you fulfil your career goals. The only way you'll determine this is by looking at the module list.

Put yourself in the shoes of someone who's graduated from this course. Look at the positions that interest you and what the employers are looking for in applicants. Do they want applicants with a master's? Do applicants need to have studied the module topics in particular? Have you already studied any of them in your bachelor's?

I enrolled on this course because my bachelor's was in accounting and I wanted to transition into corporate sustainability. In hindsight, I could have transitioned in industry, but it would have taken me longer. With the specialisation in sustainability under my belt, I'm now more eligible for respective roles.

A word of warning: there is a big difference between corporate and scientific sustainability which is not always clear when you look at job titles. Because corporate sustainability is relatively new, a lot of the advertised positions in sustainability are aimed more at people with backgrounds in environmental science, ecology and wildlife, geography, etc. and require more in-field skills like environmental impact assessment. The MSc will not qualify you for these positions. Rather, it will prepare you for a career in consulting or management with a focus on sustainability. If you want a better idea of what graduates from this course are doing now, I recommend searching for them on LinkedIn.
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Hi, I'm currently on the MSc in Sustainability and Management.

Unless you can get into Oxford or Cambridge, the rankings won't be a dealbreaker when you go into industry. So, it comes down to how the course will help you fulfil your career goals. The only way you'll determine this is by looking at the module list.

Put yourself in the shoes of someone who's graduated from this course. Look at the positions that interest you and what the employers are looking for in applicants. Do they want applicants with a master's? Do applicants need to have studied the module topics in particular? Have you already studied any of them in your bachelor's?

I enrolled on this course because my bachelor's was in accounting and I wanted to transition into corporate sustainability. In hindsight, I could have transitioned in industry, but it would have taken me longer. With the specialisation in sustainability under my belt, I'm now more eligible for respective roles.

A word of warning: there is a big difference between corporate and scientific sustainability which is not always clear when you look at job titles. Because corporate sustainability is relatively new, a lot of the advertised positions in sustainability are aimed more at people with backgrounds in environmental science, ecology and wildlife, geography, etc. and require more in-field skills like environmental impact assessment. The MSc will not qualify you for these positions. Rather, it will prepare you for a career in consulting or management with a focus on sustainability. If you want a better idea of what graduates from this course are doing now, I recommend searching for them on LinkedIn.
thank you so much for the insight. That was another point I was a bit confused about. whether corporate sustainability is what I want to go into. will surely take your advice on finding out more on LinkedIn.
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Hey, thank you for the reply. I am particularly curious about the day to day life at bath,acccomodation choices and whether employability is high at bath
No worries at all!

So for the day to day life at Bath, each course has lectures and seminars which typically occur most days. At the moment, these are online but it's looking likely it'll return to in-person by September. So I attend my lectures every day (the number of which varies for each course). Studying on campus is also great because between lectures you can go to the library which is five stories and an amazing place to study, you can go to any of the eateries, or you can go to the Students' Union - it's really great to have everything in one place. In the evening, there's always tons of events going on - with over 100 sports and societies, so there's always opportunities to meet new people.

For accommodation choices, I currently live in private rented accommodation rather than accommodation provided by the uni - this tends to be a slightly cheaper option. However, there are a lot of practical benefits of renting accommodation with the uni. Here's a list of postgraduate accommodation offered by the uni - https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-inf...-2020-to-2021/

Finally, with regard to employability, the university is ranked 5th for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide 2021, with 90% of our UK-based graduates being in high-skilled employment 15 months after leaving. Our careers service are honestly amazing at supporting you throughout your time at Bath and beyond - you can book appointments for CV checking, interview practice, or just to gain more ideas about what jobs you could be thinking about.

Hopefully this helps a bit and do let me know if you have any further questions!

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