I've recently been accepted for MRes at King's College London, it is not funded.
however, there is a course at Queen Mary where it is possible to get fees covered. the chances are I'll continue onto phd, so in this case is prestige so important?
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Yep, I agree, it's not like Oxford v crappy poly. Bear in mind the new RAE results, overall QMUL went up to 11th place blowing many of the Russell Group out the water, and was also much higher than KCL. Obviously, you need to check out the RAE results for your specific discipline.
When it comes to the UoL colleges, I've been to a few, I've always found them much the same.
First of all, poor old Man Met, not getting a good press are they (Don't worry, I'm not there!).
Immature students; I'm a third year PhD and I am still paying off the career development loan I took out to do my Masters. Whilst I loved doing it, and it was necessary for me as I completely changed disciplines, you would be better taking the funded place where you can really focus on getting a distinction; as this is what matters when it comes to PhD funding, not the Uni.
apologies, it was a generic email I received from queen mary. turns out it only applies to "overseas" applicants.
just out of interest, how are people funding themselves through a masters? I hope to save between now and september, but will have to work part-time aswell. I've plenty of industrial experience so ideally could pt work in a lab. even better, a pt job in king's!!
anyone been lucky enough to do pt work in their place of study?
I'm considering one other course which is Radiopharmaceutics, also at King's
anyone on here taken this course? thoughts?
my background is chemical sciences and intended on moving into nanotech (biomedical apps of magnetic nanoparticles in cancer research), but this course has caught my eye ;-)
I think my point was to focus on the supervisor and the project, and not be swayed by prejudices (which exist on both sides), which normally turn out to be wrong anyway. There are plenty of idiots in non-prestigious places as there are in prestigious places, and plenty of nice people in prestigious places as there are in non-prestigious places. And vice versa.
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