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Hey folks, I've got an offer to study MSc Environment and Development at the University of Edinburgh and MSc Environmental Economics and Environmental Management at the University of York. While I think York's course seems to be more practically oriented, Edinburgh's course seems a bit theoretical with some optional courses that impart analytical skills as well. Overall, Edinburgh's reputation is much better than York and has better employability rates. So, I'm a bit confused. Which one should I go with?
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Where would you rather live? Edinburgh is a bit more expensive, but closer to the actual city than York's campus is. You're going to be there for I'm assuming 4 years, so which one would you rather spend your time in? Have you visited either?
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Whenever I see this kind of thread, I always just say one thing: are you poor, or not?

I came from a poor family in England and Edi slapped me up with £7,250 bursary on top of the £9k+ maintenance loan. Lotta cash!

Obviously a very minute number of folk have that concern, but double check if you are a) English and b) Qualify for the bursary, because that bursary is a big difference in the quality of life at Uni.
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Where would you rather live? Edinburgh is a bit more expensive, but closer to the actual city than York's campus is. You're going to be there for I'm assuming 4 years, so which one would you rather spend your time in? Have you visited either?
Thanks for your response, kefuffle. I am an Indian and haven't visited either city. In fact, I haven't even been to the UK.yet. More than the city, I am concerned about the quality of the courses and whether they impart skills that are sought-after in the industry.
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Whenever I see this kind of thread, I always just say one thing: are you poor, or not?

I came from a poor family in England and Edi slapped me up with £7,250 bursary on top of the £9k+ maintenance loan. Lotta cash!

Obviously a very minute number of folk have that concern, but double check if you are a) English and b) Qualify for the bursary, because that bursary is a big difference in the quality of life at Uni.
I am from India, so I am certainly poor by UK standards. Do you know any good bursaries that I can apply to?
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(Original post by rad_hari)
Thanks for your response, kefuffle. I am an Indian and haven't visited either city. In fact, I haven't even been to the UK.yet. More than the city, I am concerned about the quality of the courses and whether they impart skills that are sought-after in the industry.
Edinburgh certainly tends to be a more highly regarded university. York is still very well known, but Edinburgh has a lot of international reknown and is usually higher in the UK university rankings. If the skills you have from Edinburgh are slightly less sought-after, you're more likely to make up for that with the prestige and their employability rates. You will lean practical skills in your employment if you don't at Edinburgh, most likely?
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