The Brookes course had a good reputation, was geographically convenient and half the price of one of the competing courses. I remember thinking that it was a very steep learning curve and hard work, while also being good fun.
I somehow ended up working for UNESCO in Paris for a while in its Division of Cultural Heritage before returning to the UK as Secretary of SAVE Britain's Heritage, where I have been for the past 6 and a half years.
I think that the interdisciplinary nature of the course was one of its strongest points, combining planning, architectural history, design and philosophy amongst others, taught by professional yet friendly and open staff. The actual town itself is a massive strong point for those who take on the course full time.