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Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London

bath or LSE

hi everyone! i just got an offer for PBS at LSE today and received one for psychology at bath a few months ago. i was wondering if anyone had thoughts about which one is better? i know it depends on a lot of factors but LSE seems to be either a hit or a miss for many people but it really is a great uni! any thoughts would be really appreciated as the offer for both is for A*AA and so i can only firm one or the other : )
Congratulations on your offers! I can't speak for LSE but as a Bath psych student I have found this uni to be fantastic- in particular the way they continuously collect and respond to feedback. They clearly care about making the course the best it can be, and so far I have no regrets about my decision.

I would also consider location as I've found that has been very important - would you prefer a smaller city or a larger one for example?
Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London
Original post by remieremika
hi everyone! i just got an offer for PBS at LSE today and received one for psychology at bath a few months ago. i was wondering if anyone had thoughts about which one is better? i know it depends on a lot of factors but LSE seems to be either a hit or a miss for many people but it really is a great uni! any thoughts would be really appreciated as the offer for both is for A*AA and so i can only firm one or the other : )


It depends on what you want! The LSE degree isn't as much about psychology as it is about interdisciplinary social science learning. I have a friend who's currently studying her course and her work seems to revolve around policy and application, mainly. She loves her degree but did say that it's not for people who're looking to get a rigorous psychology background. She also loves London but has found the social scene to be pretty bad and the environment to be cutthroat (her words).

Bath on the other hand isn't as happening as London or anything, but it's got a great psychology course, and having a campus can be really nice. It'll also give you a more rigorous psychological background, so it REALLY depends on what you want.

CONGRATS on the offers though :smile: Were you international by any chance? Thank you so much :smile:
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Original post by Anonymous
Congratulations on your offers! I can't speak for LSE but as a Bath psych student I have found this uni to be fantastic- in particular the way they continuously collect and respond to feedback. They clearly care about making the course the best it can be, and so far I have no regrets about my decision.

I would also consider location as I've found that has been very important - would you prefer a smaller city or a larger one for example?

Ah that sounds great im glad you're enjoying it. Initally i had my eye on bath more than LSE but i guess the name and prestige that comes with LSE makes people more hyped about it (not to say that bath isnt amazing in itself). I like the course at LSE more but I guess bath would be a more peaceful option and also wayy less expensive so im not too sure tbh, just really want to make the right decision as i can only firm one!
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Original post by bellowingcupcake
It depends on what you want! The LSE degree isn't as much about psychology as it is about interdisciplinary social science learning. I have a friend who's currently studying her course and her work seems to revolve around policy and application, mainly. She loves her degree but did say that it's not for people who're looking to get a rigorous psychology background. She also loves London but has found the social scene to be pretty bad and the environment to be cutthroat (her words).

Bath on the other hand isn't as happening as London or anything, but it's got a great psychology course, and having a campus can be really nice. It'll also give you a more rigorous psychological background, so it REALLY depends on what you want.

CONGRATS on the offers though :smile: Were you international by any chance? Thank you so much :smile:

hi! thank you all the info and yes i am an international student!! See that's the thing im most worried about with london, the social life and also the pricing of everything, i guess it really is a hit or a miss for most people so idk... really dont want to make the wrong choice!!
Original post by remieremika
hi! thank you all the info and yes i am an international student!! See that's the thing im most worried about with london, the social life and also the pricing of everything, i guess it really is a hit or a miss for most people so idk... really dont want to make the wrong choice!!

If you're into clubbing and are comfortable dealing with the fast-paced life of the city, then London will probably be fun. If not, Bath would be great! I think that having a campus can be really important, especially because it provides a sense of community that unis like LSE lack. One other thing is that LSE is quite cutthroat, so if you're a competitive person, you'd love it, but otherwise, it might be quite intense.

Bath is a pretty sleepy city, but it's near Bristol, so you can still have some fun. The psych course is excellent and one of the best in the UK, so I think it really comes down to what kinda course you want and what kinda campus life you're hoping for. There really is no wrong decision here, I promise :smile:

Keep in mind that as an international student, London will also be a LOT more expensive, with rent alone being upwards of 200 pounds a week, and that's not including all the other expenses you'd have. If your family is comfortable with that, then it shouldn't be a problem though.
(edited 2 years ago)
Hey, PBSer here! It really depends on what you are most interested in, and what you want from psychology! I have to say that I really love our course, I love the way we don't have essays only, but an array of interdisciplinary assessments, like blog posts, wikipedia articles, podcasts, research proposals, etc., that really help make it super diverse! Living in London is amazing too, I wouldn't want to miss out! So I guess it really depends whether you want that extra inter-displinary and behavioural science aspect, and whether you want the London life! I can definitely recommend it but it obviously depends on what you prefer :smile:
Thanks for all the help everyone! fyi i firmed LSE and am feeling really great about it. managed to secure bankside accommodation which is really great + the PBS course really secured the deal for me. wishing everyone best of luck xx
Congrats on the offers! I think you made the right choice with LSE. I'll be studying PBS there also, the course seems amazing and the location feels perfect since it's in Central London and there would be so much to do and see
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Original post by remieremika
Thanks for all the help everyone! fyi i firmed LSE and am feeling really great about it. managed to secure bankside accommodation which is really great + the PBS course really secured the deal for me. wishing everyone best of luck xx


Hey, congrats! Just wondering, what are your genuine thoughts now that u have studied there for one year? Do u feel as though u made the right choice and are u happy that u didn’t go for bath instead?
Original post by remieremika
Thanks for all the help everyone! fyi i firmed LSE and am feeling really great about it. managed to secure bankside accommodation which is really great + the PBS course really secured the deal for me. wishing everyone best of luck xx

How was Year 1 at LSE? :smile:

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