Recently, i had conversation with a professor who completed his Msc and Phd in a UK university about 7 years ago ( i think it was Central Lancashire,i'm 95% sure, if my memory is right) and i am surprised by his words.All below are about engineering field. According to him, it does not matter where you get your MSc, all employers will treat all masters the same except from Oxford and Cambridge,only these two will make you stand out.Thus,for the rest of the Universities the following 2 things: ''what you pay is what you get '' and ''prestige'' are non existent! Even if you attend one of the very bottom listed Uni. in UK ranks you are not doomed,they all seem to have very good quality masters programs.They big difference between top and bottom ranked UK Universities is the workload and difficulty.As he told me,all the top tiered schools demand from you to deal with super heavy homework,study non stop 24/7,tight deadlines and be super good in mathematics.As a result,it is more likely to fail,drop out,walk away in debt and with empty hands,no degree.Lower tier shcools are more flexible,less rigorous and demand less mathematics and success is more probable. What are your thoughts,opinions??