I need some advice regarding university and such in the UK. I'm a student who has graduated HS in Sweden and I'd prefer to study in London if possible. Preferably UCL or at the Imperial. I understand that these are some of the best in the country and getting in will be a challenge. I'm thinking of applying when when I hit 20 since I still need some time. Now my question is this. How will my appearance look to those who view my application? I.e will the fact that I'm 20 and from Sweden be a benefit or not? I know London's extremely diverse but I can't imagine that Swedes are THAT common right? Anyhow I would appreciate every tip you can give me that will help me get in besides having great grades.
Posted this on advice but it got archived and buried beneath every love problem that's over there rather quickly.
At this stage it's likely that they'll take any mope with a positive bank balance.
If you want to booze it up, party and generally fuck about, then the UK is a great place to be. They are literally the YOLOkek nation.
If you want a solid education which is liable to be worthwhile and yield a positive return, stay in Sweden.
Imperial is solid. UCL is okay. Imperial is one of the few Universities in the UK that is probably still worth the fees.
>Imperial is solid. UCL is okay. Imperial is one of the few Universities in the UK that is probably still worth the fees.
Yeah but it really comes down to what you're going to study. From what I've read it's Imperial and UCL that are the best for engineering in London that is. The same way as LSE is better than UCL and Imperial combined at Economics (what I've heard at least).
>If you want business/econ go to LSE. Though from what i heard LSE masters are better than their bachelors.
Basically what I've heard as well. Though what I'm most likely going to major is in either civil or mechanical engineering. Why I'm keen on LSE is because they seem to be one of the higher tier schools to offer Economics together with Mathematics. Econ alone seems quite risky.
A lot of British higher education is overhyped. It's not easy to tell if you're living in the UK media bubble.
UCL is decent no doubt, but OP needs to think about ROI. If I am paying expensive (lambourgini) rates, I want a high-end engine under the hood, not just a run-of-the-mill V8.
Imperial is just science and technology. They don't do social sciences.
I know a lot of guys studying masters at LSE. It's worth the investment if you're taking that route. Selective though.
>I know a lot of guys studying masters at LSE. It's worth the investment if you're taking that route. Selective though.
Hmm it seems that almost all of the Econ dedicated schools are much better for their masters than bachelor. Where would one go in London that is for a good bachelors in Econ? I've been told that a bachelors is as good as in "you're done for life".