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Goldsmiths versus Queen Mary - Film Studies watch

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could give me a non-partisan opinion of Goldsmiths versus Queen Mary!

    I have offers from Goldsmiths and Queen Mary to do a PhD, which will (broadly) be in the area of Film Studies.

    The offer from Goldsmiths is in their dept of Media & Communications, which is a very highly rated dept with many leading academics.

    The offer from Queen Mary is in their Film Studies dept, which is a small sub-dept of their Linguistics dept, which is also highly rated, although perhaps less well known in this field than Media & Comms at Goldsmiths.

    I've visited both and I'm quite drawn to the vibrant, arty atmosphere at Goldsmiths, but I liked Queen Mary too and their department was friendly. Somehow Goldsmiths seemed to have a stronger 'identity' than Queen Mary, but then again perhaps some might argue Queen Mary is less pretentious than Goldsmiths! League tables don't help - they're roughly equal most years.

    It's really hard to choose!

    I also have an offer from Sussex, in the English dept, but I don't think I could manage the travel to and from Brighton (I live in London).

    Any thoughts, opinions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Definitely Goldsmiths it has much better media department
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    Thanks very much Imson, I've heard the same from other people too. I'm leaning towards Goldsmiths at the moment - QM seems a nice college though.
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    yes the atmostphere at Goldsmiths and its approach will really suit your subject area..Queen mary is more geared towards the sciences like medicine, dentistry not much of the media. By the way if you look at the latest league tables Goldsmiths is actually higher ranked than Queen Mary:p:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...y-league-table

    if you look at this subject league table - for communication and media studies i cannot even see Queen Mary out of 86 unis whilst Goldsmiths is 11th

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...e.htm?ipg=8727
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    Thanks again Imson, really helpful stuff. Those links make interesting reading. On other subject tables Goldsmiths is even higher that 11th, so it does look a better choice (even though I take league tables with a pinch of salt).
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    thanks for the rep ...maybe these videos will be more interesting for you..

    Goldsmiths on Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/user/GoldsmithsLondon

    Unionview site - this site only shows videos of top class unis - Goldsmiths is in here - which means its actually in the same league/standard and just as good as those top unis (well thats what i think lol)
    http://www.unionview.com/

    I once turned on the television and straight away goldsmiths suddenly appeared on a BBC programme - the one show
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FiX6...e=channel_page
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    Hi Imson,

    Wow, more useful links! That unionview.com site's really good - the video on Goldsmiths was helpful, and it was nice to have a nostalgic look at my old unis on there too!

    Where and what are you studying Imson?

    Thanks again, all the best,
    Docus
 
 
 
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