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UCL, Kings or SOAS for Politics and IR

Hello Everyone I got offers from all of these unis and am now torn about which one to firm. I can’t visit but I would really appreciate any insight I could get to help me make my decision. What’s the environment like what’s the faculty like what about recruiting anyone who’s currently studying this course at UCL please help!
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Original post by rameenzaman9
Hello Everyone I got offers from all of these unis and am now torn about which one to firm. I can’t visit but I would really appreciate any insight I could get to help me make my decision. What’s the environment like what’s the faculty like what about recruiting anyone who’s currently studying this course at UCL please help!

I would go for KCL as it has a fantastic Politics department. Are you home or international?
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Original post by Anon#29
I would go for KCL as it has a fantastic Politics department. Are you home or international?

International, I really like KCL but UCL is ranked higher overall so I was confused and kings I got in for politics where as ucl politics and ir so please give advice
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Original post by Anonymous
International, I really like KCL but UCL is ranked higher overall so I was confused and kings I got in for politics where as ucl politics and ir so please give advice

I guess it depends on which course you prefer. Have you visited them both? I would go with your gut as they are both great unis.
Original post by rameenzaman9
Hello Everyone I got offers from all of these unis and am now torn about which one to firm. I can’t visit but I would really appreciate any insight I could get to help me make my decision. What’s the environment like what’s the faculty like what about recruiting anyone who’s currently studying this course at UCL please help!

Hi, congrats on getting offers from all three, they are all great universities! My advice would be to look through the course content for each university carefully, you might find one has more classes that interest you! Also think about what kind of university experience would you like, they are all central London but UCL and KCL are both much larger than SOAS. I love SOAS because it takes a specifically postcolonial approach to International relations where you can study the politics of different regions of the world from their own accounts. My favorite course of my degree has been ' Conflict, Rights and Justice'. I also like how small SOAS is, it has everything you need but a small community so its easy to make friends and actually get to know your professors. Additionally you can study interesting languages as open options, I've taken Japanese and Korean! Have a look at the degree page here for more info: https://www.soas.ac.uk/study/find-course/ba-politics-and-international-relations

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