Ok so they are completely different Universities...
-Campus vs. City
-ancient vs. modern
-England vs. Scotland
But what I want is current, past and prospective students to please give me reasons why they would choose to study either Medicine or Biosciences at one instead of the other.
Ive been to visit Edinburgh lots and liked it but Exeter seems really amazing. However due to many reasons I can't go visit it at all before I accept their offer so its a big leap of faith on my part! Thanks!!!!
Both the same in terms of academic standing (although Edinburgh may have a very slight edge but I do mean slight). Both are excellent unis. Good luick in deciding
Exeter xD Though I might be biased slightly =P Come have a look in the Exeter Forum - theres loads of useful threads on accommodation and student life and everything =]
I don´t really know much about either university, but I´d say Edinburgh, because it´s regarded highly by potential employers and is hard to get in to, so if you get a chance, go for it!
Medcine is a more respectable, harder degree I think than biosciences, so better job prospects? Just a guess.
Exeter is more in the middle/easy to travel to other places.
Edinburgh seems all isolated.
I would choose Edinburgh. It's an amazing university in an amazing location. Additionally, it has a stronger School of Medicine and is stronger in biosciences.
Exeter is good, and you'll do well from there, but Edinburgh has the edge.
That said, Edinburgh is a year longer... how do you feel about this? One of the main things which put me off from applying to Edinburgh was the extra year and the general course structure in the first two years as opposed to the specialized nature of the courses in English universities.
Edinburgh is a very good University and the city is awesome
edinburgh is one of the top unis ..
My two-pence: Exeter is a lovely place to be and it does have a fantastic campus which is appealing, however I still think I would choose Edinburgh. I really regret not applying there back when I had the chance. I don't think the difference in reputation is great, although Edinburgh is easily more recognisable internationally. I'm not sure how that affects Med applicants though, because all Med schools are accredited and respected right?