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Politics of the International Economy at King's

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    Hi,
    I originally applied for International Politics but received an offer for the new course at King's College - Politics of the International Economy. I believe this will be an ideal thread for those of us in the same boat. We can discuss if the new course is actually effective or will we be mere guinea pigs (ours will be the first batch - 2012) for this new course! Please share your thoughts if you have an offer for this course.
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    (Original post by prospectiveoxonian)
    Hi,
    I originally applied for International Politics but received an offer for the new course at King's College - Politics of the International Economy. I believe this will be an ideal thread for those of us in the same boat. We can discuss if the new course is actually effective or will we be mere guinea pigs (ours will be the first batch - 2012) for this new course! Please share your thoughts if you have an offer for this course.
    I got an offer for International Politics but asked them to consider me for the Politics of the International Economy one instead, which they did, and I now have an offer for that.

    I hope it's effective; and it should be, it's a pretty unique course in a unique department at a top university. The only worry is that King's doesn't seem to have many economics teachers; will we be taught by ones from the business department?

    Also, as the first batch, King's will be especially keen on watching our progress and ensuring we succeed.
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    Is that the title that will appear when you graduate? (BA)/ (BSc) Politics of the International Economy?

    I think employers will be curious to see what that entailed and you may get a fair few interviews, as they will have heard of KCL, however, they would probably still favour more traditional degrees such as IR/History/English etc.

    How closely linked is it to economics? I saw that course late January by which time I'd already applied for History, but AAB for King's is a bit of a bargain
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    (Original post by sarah1345)
    Is that the title that will appear when you graduate? (BA)/ (BSc) Politics of the International Economy?

    I think employers will be curious to see what that entailed and you may get a fair few interviews, at they will have heard of KCL, however, they would probably still favour more traditional degrees such as IR/History/English etc.

    How closely linked is it to economics? I saw that course late January by which time I'd already applied for History, but AAB for King's is a bit of a bargain
    You choose between the BA or the BSc through your chosen modules in the second year. As for employability who knows, it almost seems hand tailored for a position at the IMF. If you choose the BSc options it is basically an International Economics degree.
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    Has anyone received an offer for this course yet, who had originally applied for it? rather than applied for IP and then received an offer for this.

    Also, can i ask what grades/predictions people had who have already received an offer?

    (PS. i think this thread should be in the Kings section as more people would be likely to see it)
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    Mine is unconditional cos of SATs. I don't think anyone could have originally applied for it, it was created only a few days before the deadline.
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    I'm in the same boat as prospectiveoxonian, I was just very shocked to receive the offer! I spoke to my head of sixth form at school and he suggested that I might have been transferred because I do A Level Economics and as they were unable to offer me a place on IP, they transferred me to PIE instead. That's what I was guessing too, I just think it's strange that they created the programme so late in the applications cycle?
    I was offered AAB from King's as I am predicted AAB so applied for the IP course.
    It's really interesting to find others that have experienced the same thing!
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    Hi everyone, you can add my name to the list too.

    I think we should focus on the positives. The fact that King's have chosen us as the pioneers, if you will, of this new course shows that they believe in our academic and extra-curricular abilities. Naturally, King's will want to make good first impression so it will need the best and brightest students to demonstrate that.

    Anyway, I think the transfer will work in our favour. Economics and politics at King's should be a lot more valued by employers than just politics.
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    (Original post by GOLFWANG)
    Has anyone received an offer for this course yet, who had originally applied for it? rather than applied for IP and then received an offer for this.

    Also, can i ask what grades/predictions people had who have already received an offer?

    (PS. i think this thread should be in the Kings section as more people would be likely to see it)
    I was predicted AAB and that's what they gave me
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    I've found it on UCAS Extra, thinking of joining you.
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    I got an offer for Politics of the International economy as well

    Are any of you going to that event on April 13th?
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    (Original post by premzkidd)
    I got an offer for Politics of the International economy as well

    Are any of you going to that event on April 13th?
    11th no?

    just seen that the course requires AAA next year.. is the department growing in reputation?
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    (Original post by Pearl Lake)
    11th no?

    just seen that the course requires AAA next year.. is the department growing in reputation?
    I meant the King's Live event... but yeah I'm going to the open day on the 11th, are you?

    I think that they made the offer AAB this year because we didnt expect to be taking the course so it would have been a bit unfair to give us a higher offer
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    (Original post by premzkidd)
    I meant the King's Live event... but yeah I'm going to the open day on the 11th, are you?

    I think that they made the offer AAB this year because we didnt expect to be taking the course so it would have been a bit unfair to give us a higher offer
    Yeah I will, the live event looks pretty sweet too.
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    Hello !

    I am applying to this course for the 2013 entry, and I was wondering whether the Bsc pathway will allow me to pursue further study in economics or not ?
    The BA does not seem to for sure but what about the BSc ?
    What about your very first impressions on the course ?

    Thank you for all your consideration !
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    (Original post by kanuhura)
    Hello !

    I am applying to this course for the 2013 entry, and I was wondering whether the Bsc pathway will allow me to pursue further study in economics or not ?
    The BA does not seem to for sure but what about the BSc ?
    What about your very first impressions on the course ?

    Thank you for all your consideration !
    Hello, I'm doing this course so thought I'd give my two cents.

    According to lecturers and the prospectus the BSc pathway is designed to prepare students for postgrad economics. In order to graduate with the BSc core modules in micro, macro, mathematics and statistics and econometrics are compulsory as you'd expect though I can't imagine the focus is as advanced or mathematical as in some traditional economics degrees (I don't have maths or economics at A level and here I am!).

    It's difficult to say whether this degree would realistically give you a good chance of getting into postgrad economics in practice mainly as it's so new and there isn't really any data available to show what others have gone on to do. Having said that, King's is a good uni and if you graduated with a 1st or a 2:1 I'm sure you'd have options.

    Personally I will probably do the BA. So far the economics is at a fairly basic and accessible level but I have the feeling that next year it will be greatly accelerated and my maths would struggle to keep up. Overall the course is enjoyable, though by no means perfect. There have been countless technical issues (for example with timetables and the e-learning system) which is really unhelpful, but in general I find the lecturers good and the content varied and interesting. Only 8 hours contact time a week which seems a bit paltry but I'm not sure how different the situation is elsewhere.

    I definitely would recommend King's in general, I find it strikes a nice balance between the social and the academic.
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    (Original post by MeltyChocolate)
    Hello, I'm doing this course so thought I'd give my two cents.

    According to lecturers and the prospectus the BSc pathway is designed to prepare students for postgrad economics. In order to graduate with the BSc core modules in micro, macro, mathematics and statistics and econometrics are compulsory as you'd expect though I can't imagine the focus is as advanced or mathematical as in some traditional economics degrees (I don't have maths or economics at A level and here I am!).

    It's difficult to say whether this degree would realistically give you a good chance of getting into postgrad economics in practice mainly as it's so new and there isn't really any data available to show what others have gone on to do. Having said that, King's is a good uni and if you graduated with a 1st or a 2:1 I'm sure you'd have options.

    Personally I will probably do the BA. So far the economics is at a fairly basic and accessible level but I have the feeling that next year it will be greatly accelerated and my maths would struggle to keep up. Overall the course is enjoyable, though by no means perfect. There have been countless technical issues (for example with timetables and the e-learning system) which is really unhelpful, but in general I find the lecturers good and the content varied and interesting. Only 8 hours contact time a week which seems a bit paltry but I'm not sure how different the situation is elsewhere.

    I definitely would recommend King's in general, I find it strikes a nice balance between the social and the academic.
    Hi meltychocolate,

    Roughly how many hours a week of lecture one is there, and seminar time ?

    Is tere a lot of international students?

    What are the lecturers like--- interesting??

    Thank
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    Thank you very much for this clear answer !

    I am the taking the Scientific stream of the French Baccalaureate with Mathematics as a specialisation (equivalent to A-Levels in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry , Biology and Further Mathematics).
    Therefore I just hope I'll get an offer and I'll ask the faculty clearly !

    Kings just seems like a great place !
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    Hey kanuhura !
    Je suis exactement dans la même situation que toi
    T'as pris quoi d'autre comme universités ?
    Tu tentes quoi en france ?
    À bientot peut-être !

    Jean
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    (Original post by jeantram)
    Hey kanuhura !
    Je suis exactement dans la même situation que toi
    T'as pris quoi d'autre comme universités ?
    Tu tentes quoi en france ?
    À bientot peut-être !

    Jean
    Et bien Bath, Warwick, UCL et Exeter dont j'ai eu une offre, et toi ?

    Je pense que je vais présenter des ECS et je prépare sciences-po et dauphine aussi, toi ?

    Oui peut-être à trè vite en effet !

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