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Hi guys. I am struggling with deciding my choices. I have received a conditional offer form both bath and durham for bsc econ. I would like to know which is more prestigious than one another. And any other advices are welcome. Thank you
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Durham for sure! whatever u choose tho u will have an amazing time
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Hi guys. I am struggling with deciding my choices. I have received a conditional offer form both bath and durham for bsc econ. I would like to know which is more prestigious than one another. And any other advices are welcome. Thank you
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Imo you should look into the modules both of the courses offer and the social scene because prestige can be a subjective topic and really only matters to some extent. You ultimately would want to go to a university where you feel welcomed and belonged as well. So look at the modules and see which ones appeal more to you. The graduate prospects are also essential so try to look for what events the department conducts to connect you to employers. At Durham, you can undertake a placement year between your second and third years which gives you access to practical work in a field of your choice and you earn money as well.

Durham's collegiate system was personally an attractive factor for me because you always have a community to belong to. Living in college and attending events is a great way of socialising and you don't have to wait for your course to start to actually begin making friends. I would also suggest talking to a current Econ student at Durham and finding out their experience. If you go to LinkedIn and search terms like "Durham Economics" or something similar, you should be able to find many currents students and connect with them

-Himieka (Official DU Rep)
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Durham is a Top 11 university in the UK. It can be realistically argued to lie in the 8th to 11th position. I would personally put it at 8th.

Bath is a Top 20 university in the UK. It can be realistically argued to lie in the 13th to 19th position. I would personally put it at 17th.

So definitely Durham > Bath.
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Hi guys. I am struggling with deciding my choices. I have received a conditional offer form both bath and durham for bsc econ. I would like to know which is more prestigious than one another. And any other advices are welcome. Thank you
Bath is a great uni (I've got mates that go there) and it's probably better socially, but academically and especially for econ Durham edges Bath.
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I'd worry less about prestige and more about which is a better fit for you. In terms of location and composition (the collegiate system in durham for instance) they are quite different and then there's any differences between the two courses offered. Have you been to either? Do you know about the courses offered in any detail?

While Durham is more *prestigious* it is not so much more so than Bath that I think that should be the deciding factor for you.
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Bath and go for the year in industry -
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