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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
I will be doing a test for C1 in English soon and my French is at B1 right now, i have been studying for a year and a bit more, i think i could polish it more since i will be starting uni next year
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Biology - you can certainly do better than Worcester, but the others are fine.
Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen are especially good for Marine Biology / Ecology.
Have a look at Unis like Sussex, Liverpool, Swansea.
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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
Why these 5. What are your grades predicted grades. As far as unis in France v UK have you looked at the cost. I assume you are international so looking at international fees.

For what its worth Worcester is nota very well known university.
Bangor is especially marine stuff.
Plymouth is again on the coast
Aberdeen is in Scotland. Dont know a awful lot about it but it is quite popular and I believe old university.
Essex seems OK but somebody on here who visited it was unemplressed with Cochester.

Other options worth looking it are Swansea and Aberystwyth. Both are on the coast and close to moutains. Swansea is close to the Gower the first area of outstanding natural beauty in the uk.
Exeters Penryn campus offers biology/ecology courses. The drawback is it is a small place miles from most places but again near the coast
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Also be aware that bachelor degrees in Scotland (Aberdeen) generally take four years rather than three, so you are looking at another year of fees and living expenses.
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What nationality are you and where have you been living and educated up until now? I’m British but have spent most of my life in France and I have children in both the French and British university systems. They are very very different in their approach to education so make sure to research them thoroughly.
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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
Hi Prompr,

I've been at Plymouth for 4 years now. I don't study biology but if you have any questions about the university I'd be happy to help!

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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
Hi Prompr!


I am an international student finishing a BSc Zoology degree at the University of Southampton so I might be able to share my experience of doing a biological degree 😊. What topics seem most interesting to you? Is it human biology, animals and plants or maybe marine biology?

Agnes – Student Ambassador
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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
Hi Prompr

Great to hear that Bangor is one of your options Let me know if you have any questions, I'm more than happy to help. In the meantime have a look at this link:

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...e/c101-biology

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Hi all, im thinking of applying to unis in the UK and France, I have read up on unis in the UK and so far my options are Worcester, Bangor, Plymouth, Aberdeen and Essex. Though i have not found much info about the last two. Is there anyone who has experience with either of these five who can give me their opinion? As for France, I am currently researching studying there and i saw the forumes here say that unis in France are not really good. However those posts were from 10 years ago, still im hesitant about it now. What i plan on studying is biology. Anyone have any advice or first hand experience with France? If so it would be a great help.
Also if you have any unis you would recommend (UK/France), I'm open to new ideas
Hello Prompr!

Thank you for your interest in studying here at the University of Aberdeen!

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]. You can also use our chat service by clicking on the link here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/student...udent-chat.php.

Kind Regards,

Leanne
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Of all your choices, Aberdeen is head and shoulders above the rest overall as a University. An Ancient Uni in Scotland.

Aberdeen for Biological Sciences hovers around 20-22 out of 90. Similar to its Overall ranking in the UK too (20-25).
Rankings don't matter too much but it is the best out of all your other choices.

Have you looked at other places? Aberdeen is a commitment with its distance and isolated location from almost every other city.
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