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How do i know if i will enjoy economics at uni?

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    My school doesn't offer economics a-level. I however, regularly read the economist and am interested in politics and current affairs and political and economic history and have also go the grades and am good/enjoy maths a lot.

    Is this any indication that an economics degree is right for me? If i like discussing current affairs and am interested in things like how the 2008 financial crises, will i enjoy an economics degree?
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    (Original post by Nanopker)
    My school doesn't offer economics a-level. I however, regularly read the economist and am interested in politics and current affairs and political and economic history and have also go the grades and am good/enjoy maths a lot.

    Is this any indication that an economics degree is right for me? If i like discussing current affairs and am interested in things like how the 2008 financial crises, will i enjoy an economics degree?
    It certainly sounds like you would enjoy an economics degree. You've basically answered your own question there.
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    (Original post by Oxy-moron Prodigy)
    It certainly sounds like you would enjoy an economics degree. You've basically answered your own question there.
    I know, but i wasn't if enjoying current affairs and reading the economist was necessarily a good indication that an economics degree was the right way to go.
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    It definitely sounds like it's the right choice for you. Something else I'd suggest considering is how much you enjoy maths, especially if you're looking at applying to one of the top universities -- economics courses in any of the "top 15" tend to be quite mathematical.
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    (Original post by Nanopker)
    My school doesn't offer economics a-level. I however, regularly read the economist and am interested in politics and current affairs and political and economic history and have also go the grades and am good/enjoy maths a lot.

    Is this any indication that an economics degree is right for me? If i like discussing current affairs and am interested in things like how the 2008 financial crises, will i enjoy an economics degree?
    Economics at A level is quite different to degree level economics - At A level, there are a lot of data response and essays, so you basically learn the principles (which you will cover again in university anyway), whilst at degree level, you have more of a balance between essays and maths.

    You do sound like the type of person who will enjoy it, so I'd say go for it.
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    yes, maybe politics as well

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