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Edinburgh VS UCL!!!

Help, I really need advice on this:

I received an unconditional offer to Edinburgh for MA (honours) in Psychology & Business Studies and also a UCL offer for Psychology (bachelors). My question, very simply, is which one should I pick??

London probably hasrelatively more opportunities outside the classroom, but I hear Edinburgh is great too. Also, which university has a "better" reputation? I'm talking about realistic aspects like job offers after graduation, housing and also other things like school community/staff-student relationship.

This being the Edinburgh board, I'd love also to hear from current/past students! Specific examples of your experience at Edinburgh would be great. For those who applied for 2005, here's to hoping that we'll meet in autumn! :smile:
Reply 1
Well it seems pretty clear that you'd rather go to Edinburgh...
As far as reputation goes, UCL is probably ahead in that respect... given that it's usually in the top5.
I suppose it all boils down to location really... whether or not you'd enjoy london (or be able to afford it). I know nothing about your course though, so thats all the advice i can give.

Ah yes, and i'm certainly getting the impression that UCL staff are evil witches. So if you are looking for nice, friendly staff, stay away :p:
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Reply 2
LOL where'd you get this "impression" of them being evil witches? Did you visit? Because it seems that you're still heading for London anyway. :wink:
Reply 3
leigh787
LOL where'd you get this "impression" of them being evil witches? Did you visit? Because it seems that you're still heading for London anyway. :wink:


They are! They are evil, they are rude, and they are arrogant. but i don't care, my social life isn't going to be centered around professors...
Reply 4
I am an Edinburgh graduate and I loved my time there. However I have also visited UCL and knew several happy students there and thought it was a great college with a really vibrant atmosphere. I think it really depends on the individual and the course you want to study. I knew a couple of people who studied psychology at Edinburgh and they enjoyed it and there is an active psychology society.
I think that in terms of reputation there is little to choose between the two (in fact I think that in the current job market employers are more interested in the individual rather than the specific university) and that perhaps you should visit both during term time and then just go with your gut instinct.
Good Luck!!
Reply 5
Thanks, skegs. Oh believe me I would love to visit both universities but that would involve flying over 3 or 4 oceans and the channel. :redface: I've lived in both Scotland and London when young though, so I have a vague idea about them.

How did you find life outside the classroom/curriculum? Is there a lot to do for extra-curriculars/city? I am looking forward to going to a beautiful place like Edinburgh, but London is in no way ugly itself. :wink: