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University Of Exeter or Cardiff University

I've recently been offered places at both universities. One offer is for an MSc in Exploration Geology from the University of Exeter, a subject that has caught my interest so far. The other offer is for an MSc in Applied Environmental Geology from Cardiff University. I'm feeling a bit confused about which one to choose, as both universities are part of the Russell Group and have excellent reputations. Could you please assist me with this decision?
the course is king and so I’d break it down into modules and look at where that takes you - ask what Applied means specifically in this context to differentiate one course from the other? Both cities have a lot of employment opportunities in your area, so don’t think you can go wrong. Supervisors/ teachers really matter, so ideally visit both departments and speak to anyone who has first hand knowledge such as a student or PhD researcher or people involved in delivering the masters.
Students at Cornwall campus, University of Exeter
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Original post by MedMama
the course is king and so I’d break it down into modules and look at where that takes you - ask what Applied means specifically in this context to differentiate one course from the other? Both cities have a lot of employment opportunities in your area, so don’t think you can go wrong. Supervisors/ teachers really matter, so ideally visit both departments and speak to anyone who has first hand knowledge such as a student or PhD researcher or people involved in delivering the masters.
Well, in the Applied Environmental Geology program, the concentration lies in the integration of geology and environmental studies, with a component of mathematics. Conversely, Exploration Geology delves deeper into mineral exploration, involving extensive fieldwork and a direct association with mining. As an international student, visiting both departments presents a logistical challenge. From my research, it's evident that the geology department at Exeter holds a prestigious global standing, while Cardiff University excels in environmental studies. The excellence of their environmental departments only adds to the complexity of the decision-making process.
Original post by G3Cormac
Well, in the Applied Environmental Geology program, the concentration lies in the integration of geology and environmental studies, with a component of mathematics. Conversely, Exploration Geology delves deeper into mineral exploration, involving extensive fieldwork and a direct association with mining. As an international student, visiting both departments presents a logistical challenge. From my research, it's evident that the geology department at Exeter holds a prestigious global standing, while Cardiff University excels in environmental studies. The excellence of their environmental departments only adds to the complexity of the decision-making process.

ah, I see the problem
perhaps consider trawling emails of a tutor or two for each one and pose brief but very specific questions?
guess it will come down to your personal preference as to which area you hope to research/ work in
wish you the very best decision
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Original post by MedMama
ah, I see the problem
perhaps consider trawling emails of a tutor or two for each one and pose brief but very specific questions?
guess it will come down to your personal preference as to which area you hope to research/ work in
wish you the very best decision
Sure, I'll consider that option and thanks for your reply

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