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nitwit87
11-21-2007, 02:19 PM
hi can anybody tell how good are these programs. and employability after culmination of masters.

thewhiterabbit
11-21-2007, 05:33 PM
I think the general perception is that Warwick is pretty much the next best UK program after Oxbridge/LSE, though I don't have a sense of how that varies across subdiscipline. You can check the Times education rankings for how the two compare for undergrad econ - I think this also reflects general UK perceptions on quality. For the international perspective, econphd.net has Warwick at #34, 3 notches behind Oxford, and Edinburgh at #144. Incidentally it also has Warwick beating Cambridge.

I think I may have heard some complaining about Warwick's teaching quality somewhere (maybe these boards?) so you might want to check on that.

Employability depends on which country you want to work in afterwards... name recognition is pretty good within the UK for both these schools but will drop off precipitously in the US. Edinburgh probably is better for pure name recognition amongst non-specialists in the US.

nauru
11-22-2007, 10:38 AM
Warwick > Edinburgh in the UK among non-economists.
Edinburgh > Warwick in the rest of the world among non-economists.

Among economists, Warwick > Edinburgh everywhere.

Have you considered UCL?

fp3690
11-23-2007, 08:50 PM
There should not even be a question: Warwick. Edinburgh is pretty much unheard of in the uk for economics. Definitely consider UCL (roughly equal to warwick, big locational advantage)

nauru
11-24-2007, 12:11 PM
Edinburgh as a university in general has a much stronger global reputation than Warwick. So if you are going to be looking for work outside the UK, I'd say Edinburgh is your better option. Yes, we all know Warwick is better for economics. But outside the UK, the reputation of the university in general is much more important than the strength of the programme in question (since you are concerned primarily with employment prospects, not perceptions in academia).

UCL has an excellent reputation for economics, and a slightly better overall repuation than both Warwick and Edinburgh, in the UK and internationally.