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Social anthropology at LSE / Edinburgh

I've received offers for both degrees at AAB and I really can't decide which to insure.
LSE is more prestigious and the course is almost exactly what I want, but I've heard its more expensive/toxic environment/more INTL students/more lonely
Whereas Edinburgh has a good INTL reputation (but not as good for SocAnth), has a great course, is a quieter city and less expensive, but it's really far from home (LSE is about 1 hour, Edinburgh maybe 8/9 hours), **** weather which might depress me, 4 year course and less 'well-known' or good for SocAnth.
I want to possibly go into journalism at the moment, and will probably do a post-grad.
I mean hopefully I'll get the grades for my firm (Cambridge) but I really want to make the right insurance decision.
Thoughts?
Reply 1
Original post by zleggz
I've received offers for both degrees at AAB and I really can't decide which to insure.
LSE is more prestigious and the course is almost exactly what I want, but I've heard its more expensive/toxic environment/more INTL students/more lonely
Whereas Edinburgh has a good INTL reputation (but not as good for SocAnth), has a great course, is a quieter city and less expensive, but it's really far from home (LSE is about 1 hour, Edinburgh maybe 8/9 hours), **** weather which might depress me, 4 year course and less 'well-known' or good for SocAnth.
I want to possibly go into journalism at the moment, and will probably do a post-grad.
I mean hopefully I'll get the grades for my firm (Cambridge) but I really want to make the right insurance decision.
Thoughts?

hiya, i'm currently deciding between lse anthropology and edinburgh and durham arch + anth also so i feel like i can clear up so concerns as omg i really over researched

1)i don't know where you got the idea lse us lonely from as anthropology is such as small department at undergrad (like 40 students) that uni guide actually shows there's more of a community than edinburgh
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/london-school-of-economics-and-political-science-university-of-london-l72/courses/social-anthropology-ba-hons-2024-87469bb7f962
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/university-of-edinburgh-e56/courses/social-anthropology-ma-hons-2024-7849dd09d617

2)i honestly wouldn't let prestige factor in as both lse and edinburgh are really well known by any employer who cares

3)i dont know why you mentioned international students are surely as an anthropologist meeting people from different cultures+ backgrounds is literally the dream? (idk for me it is)

4)also another consideration that you didn't mention is assessment methods as lse are changing their course to be more exam based while i think edinburgh has more coursework (as far as i recall)

idk love to hear your thoughts as im kind of in a similar position and feel free to ask any other questions 🤠
Reply 2
Original post by lineara
hiya, i'm currently deciding between lse anthropology and edinburgh and durham arch + anth also so i feel like i can clear up so concerns as omg i really over researched
1)i don't know where you got the idea lse us lonely from as anthropology is such as small department at undergrad (like 40 students) that uni guide actually shows there's more of a community than edinburgh
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/london-school-of-economics-and-political-science-university-of-london-l72/courses/social-anthropology-ba-hons-2024-87469bb7f962
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/university-of-edinburgh-e56/courses/social-anthropology-ma-hons-2024-7849dd09d617
2)i honestly wouldn't let prestige factor in as both lse and edinburgh are really well known by any employer who cares
3)i dont know why you mentioned international students are surely as an anthropologist meeting people from different cultures+ backgrounds is literally the dream? (idk for me it is)
4)also another consideration that you didn't mention is assessment methods as lse are changing their course to be more exam based while i think edinburgh has more coursework (as far as i recall)
idk love to hear your thoughts as im kind of in a similar position and feel free to ask any other questions 🤠

i guess i'm just mostly nervous about living in London?
Also, i'm really into drama and theatre and I think the opportunities might be better in Edinburgh for that sort of thing at undergrad unprofessional level.
+OFC i want to meet lots of people from different cultures I meant more that when your friends are all INTL they might go home for holidays/after degree is over = less chance of seeing them again/falling apart etc.
idk it's just very stressful!!!!!

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