I'd say if you want an exciting, studenty 'happening' sort of place, go for Belfast. It's a vibrant city full of smart bars, interesting shops and restaurants, and with a large student population, there are lots going on musically and culturally, in term-time at least. The peace dividend since the Good Friday Agreement has seen Belfast attract a lot of inward investment, sprucing up entire areas and renovating old buildings. Also you will be well placed to explore the wonderful corner of Ireland, with Antrim coast, Mourne mountains and rugged coastline of Donegal within easy reach. Galway and Dublin are also a few hours by bus. The cost of living will be lower than Aberdeen, which, though a pleasant place (the Granite City) and some beautiful scenery around (the Highlands), has higher prices because of the oil and gas industry. It will also be colder in Aberdeen, being further north and east, though marginally drier.I am looking at going to go to graduate school at Belfast or Aberdeen, and am wondering how they compare in terms of cost of living, quality of life, and so on. I appreciate any feedback.
St Andrews is nowhere near Aberdeen (80 miles apart), and a very different kind of place too (population: 16,000 vs 185,000).Aberdeen.
It is Great too , possibly greater than Belfast. It is a student city with four universities concentrated around the town. In the past , it has attracted people like Prince William to study there at St Andrews.
OP wants to go to a graduate school (i.e. do a postgraduate course), which is never free even for home students, and as international student from US, fees will be quite high either in Scotland or Northern Ireland. Reckon around £10000 to £12000 a year, more for MBA (up to £20k).have you thought on the cost of studying? In Scotland it is free but not sure about Belfast. The night life in Aberdeen is the best in Scotland and has a very low crime rate. But I maybe bias as I am an Aberdonian
I would definately agree - Belfast is buzzing at the minute
Queens University has a great reputation throughout the world and a super social life
English students studying in Scotland still have to pay tuition fees equivalent to England, £3225 in 09/10 and £3290 in 10/11. Only Scottish-domiciled students and EU students get their fees paid by SAAS (student support body in Scotland).As you have stated that it is not free when did you last go to study? When I did my post grad in electronic eng. it was FREE apart from the photocoping of the doc's £60 for the year. As i am from Aberdeen I would not know about international fees and did not sugest other wise. That is why a lot of english students come here to study inc. my nephew (Bs Chemical Eng.)
You lot are dumb! :confused2:I did put it up, he stays with us and thats how he does not have to pay, it is a loop hole in the law, he is half scottish. Any problems take it up with the SQA
Is it possible that we can get back to the original question pleeeeeeeease