I have been accepted into both the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth on their masters programmes. At Plymouth I would be studying the MSc Marine Conservation course while at Exeter I would be on the MSc Marine Management course. I am having an incredibly difficult time choosing between the two. They both seem like really goof universities with very good courses!
I really love the employer partnership Plymouth offers and the university seems very into marine biology. However, I'm worried that Plymouth itself might not be for me as I don't really like cities. Exeter's Penryn Campus looks more like somewhere I would be happier living however, Exeters uni does not offer the employer partnership scheme. I am also concerned that by taking a management course I am restricting myself into a management career when my goal is to go into research and field work.
My question is - has anyone attended either university / course and what was your experience like? Was it easy to make friends? Did the university support an employer partnership and what did you feel your employment opportunities after were like?