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UWE Bristol vs UCA vs University of Westminster

I am an international applicant for Masters. My undergrad was in Bachelor of Architecture. I am currently holding unconditional offer letters from UWE Bristol, University for the Creative Arts and University of Westminster. My subject is MA/MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (For UCA it is MSc in Urban Design). All of these three universities are in different locations. I want to know which university is better in terms of Living experiences, Cost, Part-time Job opportunities, Social life and most importantly for my Subject. Furthermore, Which of these three will be the most beneficial once I am out looking for jobs?
Original post by Tushercm
I am an international applicant for Masters. My undergrad was in Bachelor of Architecture. I am currently holding unconditional offer letters from UWE Bristol, University for the Creative Arts and University of Westminster. My subject is MA/MSc in Urban and Regional Planning (For UCA it is MSc in Urban Design). All of these three universities are in different locations. I want to know which university is better in terms of Living experiences, Cost, Part-time Job opportunities, Social life and most importantly for my Subject. Furthermore, Which of these three will be the most beneficial once I am out looking for jobs?


Hi Tushercm,

Thanks for reaching out, all 3 Universities and the cities they are located in will offer different experiences for you. Here is an idea of what UWE and Bristol can offer you.

In terms of your course subject area, UWE is currently ranked 6th out of 43 Universities that teach this subject - see more rankings info at the following link.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2022/sep/24/the-guardian-university-guide-2023-the-rankings

See further information on your course at UWE here - https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/K4911/urban-planning

In terms of how expensive it is to live in any of these cities, all cities are expensive to live in as a general rule but some more so than others. Follow the link here to see the most expensive cities to live in the UK - https://www.you.co.uk/most-expensive-uk-cities-to-live-in-2021/

UWE also offers advice and guidance on the cost of living, as well as different forms of financial help, scholarships and bursaries etc, see the following - https://www.uwe.ac.uk/life/money-and-finance/cost-of-living-support
https://www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/funding/scholarships-and-bursaries

Bristol was found to be the 4th best city in the UK for job opportunities - https://startups.co.uk/analysis/best-cities-for-work-uk/

For more information on living in Bristol and the social life it offers see the below links;

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/council-and-mayor/statistics-census-information/quality-of-life-in-bristol

Things to do in Bristol - https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on

What going on in Bristol - https://whatsonbristol.co.uk/

Top things to do in Bristol - https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/top-things-to-do-in-bristol

I hope this has been of help.

Please reach out again if you have anymore questions

Many Thanks.

Martin
Frenchay Campus, Bristol University of the West of England
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