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Hi! I'm currently trying to decide whether to firm LSE for Sociology or Durham for Combined Honours in Social Sciences (for politics, IR, and sociology) - I really can't make up my mind. I think I'd prefer Durham in terms of the financial aspect and living situation, but I'm more impressed by the quality of LSE's research (even if I wish their Sociology degree was more interdisciplinary). Would anyone be able to offer their opinion on where I should go? Thank you in advance
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Hi! I'm currently trying to decide whether to firm LSE for Sociology or Durham for Combined Honours in Social Sciences (for politics, IR, and sociology) - I really can't make up my mind. I think I'd prefer Durham in terms of the financial aspect and living situation, but I'm more impressed by the quality of LSE's research (even if I wish their Sociology degree was more interdisciplinary). Would anyone be able to offer their opinion on where I should go? Thank you in advance
Both are exceptional universities, so it makes sense you can't decide! I'd recommend you look into a few things, e.g. how students felt about their time at these universities, what it's like to live in the area, and more importantly future prospects. If you want a future many companies will be impressed by, both are good options, but LSE might be slightly better in some regard. However, that isn't to say Durham isn't good either. If you can, try and contact some professors over at these universities, and ask them about the course, what it's like, and what to expect. Compare and contrast, and finalise based on which one you'll regret not going to more.
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Hi! I'm currently trying to decide whether to firm LSE for Sociology or Durham for Combined Honours in Social Sciences (for politics, IR, and sociology) - I really can't make up my mind. I think I'd prefer Durham in terms of the financial aspect and living situation, but I'm more impressed by the quality of LSE's research (even if I wish their Sociology degree was more interdisciplinary). Would anyone be able to offer their opinion on where I should go? Thank you in advance
LSE, Durham seems very elitist ( have a search on YouTube and search for why I dropped out of Durham by Gracie Smith). I watched it out curiosity and it doesn’t seem like a great place. LSE seems more a diverse place and it’s in a great city with great connections!
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Both are exceptional universities, so it makes sense you can't decide! I'd recommend you look into a few things, e.g. how students felt about their time at these universities, what it's like to live in the area, and more importantly future prospects. If you want a future many companies will be impressed by, both are good options, but LSE might be slightly better in some regard. However, that isn't to say Durham isn't good either. If you can, try and contact some professors over at these universities, and ask them about the course, what it's like, and what to expect. Compare and contrast, and finalise based on which one you'll regret not going to more.
Thank you for the great advice! I'll definitely try to get in contact with some of the students and lecturers if I can
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LSE, Durham seems very elitist ( have a search on YouTube and search for why I dropped out of Durham by Gracie Smith). I watched it out curiosity and it doesn’t seem like a great place. LSE seems more a diverse place and it’s in a great city with great connections!
Yeah LSE does seem more diverse in many ways. Thank you for responding!
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