Living in Edinburgh vs. Southampton

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What a comparison eh?

Anyway I'm going back for a postgrad degree next year and I'm looking at Edinburgh and Southampton. I'm collecting people's experiences living in either place to help me decide.

I'm 36/f so a lot of the studenty stuff isn't a big draw for me. I like video games, board/tabletop games, walking/hiking, local music, going to the coast. I lived in Glasgow for several years but am from the US.

Getting around on public transport is a big plus for me as I'd prefer not to have a car. Cost of living is also a consideration but not the deciding factor. Thanks for any thoughts! 💜
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I applied for the same course (MSc in Occupational Therapy) in both cities, but found that the tuition for an international student at the University of Southampton was incredibly high. It was £10000 more per year than any other uni I considered. I’m not sure if that is the case for all courses, but it definitely affected my decision.
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(Original post by Mayhee54)
I applied for the same course (MSc in Occupational Therapy) in both cities, but found that the tuition for an international student at the University of Southampton was incredibly high. It was £10000 more per year than any other uni I considered. I’m not sure if that is the case for all courses, but it definitely affected my decision.
Yikes! It is around 10 grand more in Southampton for my course as well, so it is a consideration for sure. But while I've spent time in Edinburgh, I've never been to Southampton, so I am curious.

Where did you end up studying?
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Edinburgh has great public transport and easy access to walking and hiking routes.
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I ended up choosing Oxford Brookes because their faculty are doing research I’m interested in and there is just so much more diversity within the faculty and course and city. I start in September (assuming visa stuff happens in time!) so I’ll have a better idea soon about whether I found the right place for me.
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I ended up choosing Oxford Brookes because their faculty are doing research I’m interested in and there is just so much more diversity within the faculty and course and city. I start in September (assuming visa stuff happens in time!) so I’ll have a better idea soon about whether I found the right place for me.
Oh, very cool! Congrats! I hope you have an awesome time. 🥳
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