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Compare Uni of Bristol and Uni of Edinburgh

Kindly help me to choose between University of Bristol and University of Edinburgh for UG Economics and Management. What are the pros and cons
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Bristol has better research quality for Economics (86% v 82%) and Edinburgh has better student satisfaction and graduate prospects for it (86% v 91%).

The percentage of staff in particular departments conducting high quality research isn't published however for all subjects on average, 67% of staff at Bristol do and 76% at Edinburgh do, with Bristol's average research quality being 88% and Edinburgh's 85%.

Source: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

Edinburgh has 7695 staff and Bristol has 3675.

Edinburgh is 22nd in the world and Bristol is 55th. (QS Rankings 2024)

For Economics, Edinburgh is 70th and Bristol is 127th (QS Rankings 2024)

Bristol's website states that 97% of their Economics and Econometrics research was ranked world leading or internationally excellent in 2021.

Edinburgh's website states that in 1800 they were the first primarily English speaking university in the world to teach Economics.
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Original post by Picnicl
Bristol has better research quality for Economics (86% v 82%) and Edinburgh has better student satisfaction and graduate prospects for it (86% v 91%).
The percentage of staff in particular departments conducting high quality research isn't published however for all subjects on average, 67% of staff at Bristol do and 76% at Edinburgh do, with Bristol's average research quality being 88% and Edinburgh's 85%.
Source: www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk
Edinburgh has 7695 staff and Bristol has 3675.
Edinburgh is 22nd in the world and Bristol is 55th. (QS Rankings 2024)
For Economics, Edinburgh is 70th and Bristol is 127th (QS Rankings 2024)
Bristol's website states that 97% of their Economics and Econometrics research was ranked world leading or internationally excellent in 2021.
Edinburgh's website states that in 1800 they were the first primarily English speaking university in the world to teach Economics.
The key takeaway is that Bristol & Edinburgh are seen as broadly level in terms of quality of economics department, though if you're wanting to work abroad immediately then Edinburgh may have slightly better name recognition.

There are three main differences that you should be thinking about. The first is that the Bristol course is three years long and the Edinburgh course is four years long for the same degree (note: a Scottish MA isn't a master's in the usual sense, it's equivalent to an undergraduate BA/BSc). Do you want to do the extra year, is it worth it, some like this, some think it's a waste.

The second main difference is the modules, have a look through and try to judge which has modules which closer fit your interests. The final point is about location, Bristol and Edinburgh are very different cities in very different parts of the UK.
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