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Is it true that British unis are prejudiced towards degrees from Scottish unis?

RESOLVED : if this ever was some kind of prejudice, TSR clearly doesn’t agree it is the the case today (yay!)


Original :
I’ve come across some really unpleasant ideas that a degree from a Scottish uni isn’t as “respected” and ppl have a hard time finding places for postgrad?
Is that really true, even if the idea is out of order, do institutions really still think like this?


edit:
idk i did this before but it is not showing. long story short i agree with the replies below, it is (thankfully) complete nonsense. This was a rumour spread around my college after some people apparently were told this by family members or friends who were 'academics' appr... and yeah probably just a dumb rumour spread by paranoid teens. Just thought i'd post and see others opinions in case anyone had really had such an experience. Feel free to add further proof of how nonsensical the notion is in case anyone else ever is told something similar lol.

Just to clarify - I am in fact, well aware Scotland is a part of Britain, I was referring to the OTHER British unis. International unis and other Scottish unis were not included in this rumour I encountered.
(edited 3 weeks ago)
Original post by Nat4695
I would really like to study at Glasgow and am gonna apply for 2025 entry (in y12 rn)
. That being said, I’ve come across some really unpleasant ideas that a degree from a Scottish uni isn’t as “respected” and ppl have a hard time finding places for postgrad?
Is that really true, even if the idea is out of order, do institutions really still think like this?

Where did you come across those ideas?

They’re rubbish
Whoever has told you this needs to wash their mouth out.
(edited 1 month ago)
Reply 3
Original post by PQ
Where did you come across those ideas?
They’re rubbish

Some ppl in my school were talking about how they came across this, they had heard it appr from old teachers and family friends etc and my friend showed me some threads on here but I can’t find them, they must have been old.
I thought it was bs asw but I thought I’d mention it here just to see ppls opinions
Reply 4
Original post by random_matt
Whoever has you this needs to wash their mouth out.

Agreed lol thought it sounded like bs
Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews are some of the best universities in the UK and are in the top 100 universities in the world, with Edinburgh at 22nd this year by QS rankings. Not sure what would make people think degrees from them are less respected when the universities are higher ranked than lots of English universities.
Original post by Caitlinnn.
Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews are some of the best universities in the UK and are in the top 100 universities in the world, with Edinburgh at 22nd this year by QS rankings. Not sure what would make people think degrees from them are less respected when the universities are higher ranked than lots of English universities.

Probably because the QS rankings are highly contingent on research and have no relevance on undergraduate or teaching standards.
(edited 1 month ago)
I work in postgrad admissions. It’s nonsense.
Reply 8
Scottish unis are British...
Original post by Nat4695
I would really like to study at Glasgow and am gonna apply for 2025 entry (in y12 rn)
. That being said, I’ve come across some really unpleasant ideas that a degree from a Scottish uni isn’t as “respected” and ppl have a hard time finding places for postgrad?
Is that really true, even if the idea is out of order, do institutions really still think like this?
edit:
idk i did this before but it is not showing. long story short i agree with the replies below, it is (thankfully) complete nonsense. This was a rumour spread around my college after some people apparently were told this by family members or friends who were 'academics' appr... and yeah probably just a dumb rumour spread by paranoid teens. Just thought i'd post and see others opinions in case anyone had really had such an experience. Feel free to add further proof of how nonsensical the notion is in case anyone else ever is told something similar lol.

Scotland is part of Britain. As noted above, Scottish universities are British universities. Scottish universities are well respected in the UK and elsewhere.

Glasgow is a good university.
(edited 3 weeks ago)

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