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Lancaster University vs University of York

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you could help me out with some information about Lancaster University and the University of York.

I need to accept either offers and I really don´t know which one to choose since every website says something different I got so lost. I applied for Master´s in International Business.

It would be really helpful if somebody could give me some distinctive differences like employabity, etc.
Original post by pvamaan
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you could help me out with some information about Lancaster University and the University of York.

I need to accept either offers and I really don´t know which one to choose since every website says something different I got so lost. I applied for Master´s in International Business.

It would be really helpful if somebody could give me some distinctive differences like employabity, etc.


Hi,

One of the things that will be distinctly different between these courses is the actual course content. I'd have another look at the modules that are on offer in more detail and see what interests you the most and/or what skills you will learn on each course that you could apply to your future career.

At postgraduate level, you will work closely with the staff at your department. It might be useful to have a closer look at the lecturers who will be teaching you and what their experiences are. You can learn a lot from being taught and mentored by the university staff so if they have relevant industry experience, they could be really helpful and advise you on your future career plans and help you network!

If there's something missing online that you want to know, it could be worth dropping an email to [email protected] (sorry I don't know the Lancaster email). The department will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have about each course.

I studied a different course at York, but if you have any questions about the University in general or about the city, accommodation etc. I'm happy to help!

Hazel :smile:
University of York
York
Reply 2
Original post by University of York
Hi,

One of the things that will be distinctly different between these courses is the actual course content. I'd have another look at the modules that are on offer in more detail and see what interests you the most and/or what skills you will learn on each course that you could apply to your future career.

At postgraduate level, you will work closely with the staff at your department. It might be useful to have a closer look at the lecturers who will be teaching you and what their experiences are. You can learn a lot from being taught and mentored by the university staff so if they have relevant industry experience, they could be really helpful and advise you on your future career plans and help you network!

If there's something missing online that you want to know, it could be worth dropping an email to [email protected] (sorry I don't know the Lancaster email). The department will be happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have about each course.

I studied a different course at York, but if you have any questions about the University in general or about the city, accommodation etc. I'm happy to help!

Hazel :smile:

Thanks Hazel.

I do like the course content at York more than Lancaster. I don't know about the staff and faculty, i'll look into it. And yes, i do have some questions about the city. I'm and international student and i've never come to England. The language is not a problem for me. Is the city student friendly and is it easy to find a part time job.

Also, how expensive is it to live there. Should i live at the uni or outside.
Original post by pvamaan
Thanks Hazel.

I do like the course content at York more than Lancaster. I don't know about the staff and faculty, i'll look into it. And yes, i do have some questions about the city. I'm and international student and i've never come to England. The language is not a problem for me. Is the city student friendly and is it easy to find a part time job.

Also, how expensive is it to live there. Should i live at the uni or outside.

Hi,

I actually was an international student as well, so I understand that it's hard to visualise yourself living somewhere when you've not had the opportunity to visit!

York is such a beautiful city. It has a lot of history, with the medieval walls and Gothic cathedral, but we also have lots of modern buildings too, so the city has a blend of the two worlds! The city is very student friendly as we have both the University of York and York St John University, so there are lots of student- friendly places to hang out and to live.

I'd recommend downloading our app Visit UoY if you would like to know more about the campus and city. There's a city tour that you can take remotely which guides you round some of the best places for students in the city. There is also a virtual international student tour if you would like to know more about the support and resources available for international students.

There are lots of part time jobs available because the city is very touristy, so there are lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and so on. We have a page on our website about working while you study which you may find useful.

You can choose to live either on campus or off campus, and there are a range of options to suit your budget. The majority of our postgraduate accommodation is in Wentworth, our postgraduate-only college. Postgraduates can choose between self-catered single rooms and studio flats, conveniently located on our compact campus and close to university facilities. There are four price bands so I'd have a look on our accommodation page for more info about each price band and what you get for your money.

There are also lots of options for living off campus.There are quite a few student letting agencies in York, including Adam Bennett, IG Property, Sinclair Properties and AP York. There are also flats to rent in places like Vita Student, The Boulevard and Student Castle. There are so many more options as there's plenty to choose from! You can also search for Facebook groups to find housing or flatmates, as lots of students post on there (for example, Student Accommodation in YORK).

We have this page with advice for living off campus.

It's totally up to you whether you want to live on or off campus. If you are on campus, you have the benefit of being in a safe environment with 24 hr security and being near your department. You will be surrounded by fellow students and there is a nice community feel to living on campus. However, if you would rather live in or nearer the city centre, you are much closer to the shops and cafes and attractions in the city. It depends on what works best for you! I lived on campus in my first year and then moved away in my second year and enjoyed both experiences.

Hazel :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by University of York
Hi,

I actually was an international student as well, so I understand that it's hard to visualise yourself living somewhere when you've not had the opportunity to visit!

York is such a beautiful city. It has a lot of history, with the medieval walls and Gothic cathedral, but we also have lots of modern buildings too, so the city has a blend of the two worlds! The city is very student friendly as we have both the University of York and York St John University, so there are lots of student- friendly places to hang out and to live.

I'd recommend downloading our app Visit UoY if you would like to know more about the campus and city. There's a city tour that you can take remotely which guides you round some of the best places for students in the city. There is also a virtual international student tour if you would like to know more about the support and resources available for international students.

There are lots of part time jobs available because the city is very touristy, so there are lots of cafes, restaurants, bars and so on. We have a page on our website about working while you study which you may find useful.

You can choose to live either on campus or off campus, and there are a range of options to suit your budget. The majority of our postgraduate accommodation is in Wentworth, our postgraduate-only college. Postgraduates can choose between self-catered single rooms and studio flats, conveniently located on our compact campus and close to university facilities. There are four price bands so I'd have a look on our accommodation page for more info about each price band and what you get for your money.

There are also lots of options for living off campus.There are quite a few student letting agencies in York, including Adam Bennett, IG Property, Sinclair Properties and AP York. There are also flats to rent in places like Vita Student, The Boulevard and Student Castle. There are so many more options as there's plenty to choose from! You can also search for Facebook groups to find housing or flatmates, as lots of students post on there (for example, Student Accommodation in YORK).

We have this page with advice for living off campus.

It's totally up to you whether you want to live on or off campus. If you are on campus, you have the benefit of being in a safe environment with 24 hr security and being near your department. You will be surrounded by fellow students and there is a nice community feel to living on campus. However, if you would rather live in or nearer the city centre, you are much closer to the shops and cafes and attractions in the city. It depends on what works best for you! I lived on campus in my first year and then moved away in my second year and enjoyed both experiences.

Hazel :smile:

Thank you so much for the info:h:
Original post by pvamaan
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if you could help me out with some information about Lancaster University and the University of York.

I need to accept either offers and I really don´t know which one to choose since every website says something different I got so lost. I applied for Master´s in International Business.

It would be really helpful if somebody could give me some distinctive differences like employabity, etc.



Hi there!

It looks like Hazel has been super helpful already and given some really great advice! I completely agree with looking at course content to see what you'd be most interested in and also who the lecturers are and what they specialise in. LUMS (the faculty you would be in) runs a lot of career advice and fairs for their students to help with employability which you can find out a bit more about here.
[email protected] would be the email to send any queries about the course to or you can chat to one of the students studying in the Management School currently here.

Like Hazel, I also study in a different department so can't help you out with the specifics of the course but can answer any questions about uni life and the city!

- Daisy :smile:

P.S. Something else to look into, whether you choose Lancaster or York, you can be a part of Roses in the summer term which is big sports varsity tournament between the two universities! Just putting it out there as something to look forward to as it's unique to Lancaster and York. It's loads of fun whether you're competing or spectating!
Reply 6
Original post by Lancaster Student Ambassador
Hi there!

It looks like Hazel has been super helpful already and given some really great advice! I completely agree with looking at course content to see what you'd be most interested in and also who the lecturers are and what they specialise in. LUMS (the faculty you would be in) runs a lot of career advice and fairs for their students to help with employability which you can find out a bit more about here.
[email protected] would be the email to send any queries about the course to or you can chat to one of the students studying in the Management School currently here.

Like Hazel, I also study in a different department so can't help you out with the specifics of the course but can answer any questions about uni life and the city!

- Daisy :smile:

P.S. Something else to look into, whether you choose Lancaster or York, you can be a part of Roses in the summer term which is big sports varsity tournament between the two universities! Just putting it out there as something to look forward to as it's unique to Lancaster and York. It's loads of fun whether you're competing or spectating!

Oh. Thanks

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