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    (Original post by Presenttime)
    Is economics definitely the degree you want to do ? With your A levels, a science degree would open more doors. However if you are not that interested in science as a career, there would be no point!
    I was also thinking pharmacy?


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    Ok, that's also an option. So besides economics, and pharmacy, have you considered any other options? I would definitely assess the pros and cons of both courses, and also find out which courses are available to you given your A level performance, and the subjects you are taking. Then decide on which course you want to take. Its definitely not an easy decision to make, but good luck. Also I know that if you go ahead and study pharmacy, and find its not to your liking, you could drop out in your first year, reapply for economics and be eligible for student finance. However I'm not sure whether you would be able to do this the other way round, study economics and switch to pharmacy, as pharmacy is a longer degree. This is worth considering.
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    (Original post by eesaa94)
    Yeh I don't think I can get in without maths however at manchester they allow you to do economics and business studies with another alevel, I think this will best suit me don't u think?


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    Don't do Business A-level! You don't need it at all. Do something more reputable.
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    (Original post by Presenttime)
    Ok, that's also an option. So besides economics, and pharmacy, have you considered any other options? I would definitely assess the pros and cons of both courses, and also find out which courses are available to you given your A level performance, and the subjects you are taking. Then decide on which course you want to take. Its definitely not an easy decision to make, but good luck. Also I know that if you go ahead and study pharmacy, and find its not to your liking, you could drop out in your first year, reapply for economics and be eligible for student finance. However I'm not sure whether you would be able to do this the other way round, study economics and switch to pharmacy, as pharmacy is a longer degree. This is worth considering.
    If I decide to do pharmacy I will probably carry on with it. But on the economics side, do you think If I get an economics degree from Manchester, could I get into investment banking?


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    (Original post by eesaa94)
    I actually dropped maths :/ dam!
    Is maths a necessity? So what would you guys recommend me to do with my alevels in Chem, bio and economics?


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    you have to take maths mate no two questions about that
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    (Original post by greenbeast)
    you have to take maths mate no two questions about that
    Yeh but at Manchester they allow you to pick economics, business and 1 other, they don't mention maths?


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    (Original post by eesaa94)
    Yeh they will but i don't see the point in just doing an AS in maths if you know what I mean. What other degree options would you recommend if I didn't pick up business? These are tough times!!


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    Hey man, I'm hoping to do Philosophy, Politics and Economics at uni and am doing AS maths in year 13(next year) because it's required for some unis (for the economics bit) and others it's recommended. If you're desperate to do economics, unfortunately it's going to be hard for you to get on a full economics course, but you could explain your situation to head of sixth form, ask to do AS maths starting in September and apply to PPE. There are quite a few uni's that do PPE now, not just Oxford.

    Then once you're on a PPE course, at most uni's you drop one of the subjects in the second year and have the option to specialise in two. You could specialise in economics and choose the most economics modules possible. This would then open up most of the doors, e.g. investment banking, that a standard economics course would.
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    (Original post by LarrikinLibertine)
    Hey man, I'm hoping to do Philosophy, Politics and Economics at uni and am doing AS maths in year 13(next year) because it's required for some unis (for the economics bit) and others it's recommended. If you're desperate to do economics, unfortunately it's going to be hard for you to get on a full economics course, but you could explain your situation to head of sixth form, ask to do AS maths starting in September and apply to PPE. There are quite a few uni's that do PPE now, not just Oxford.

    Then once you're on a PPE course, at most uni's you drop one of the subjects in the second year and have the option to specialise in two. You could specialise in economics and choose the most economics modules possible. This would then open up most of the doors, e.g. investment banking, that a standard economics course would.
    Wow thanks for the info that's really helped! But if I do an economics degree at Manchester do you think I could get into investment banking because I have heard that your uni matter a lot for investment banking so is Manchester good?


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    (Original post by eesaa94)
    Wow thanks for the info that's really helped! But if I do an economics degree at Manchester do you think I could get into investment banking because I have heard that your uni matter a lot for investment banking so is Manchester good?


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    To be honest, I don't really know much about straight economics courses, but Manchester's a very good uni and is rated highly for PPE so I'd guess so. But you're only going to be able to do straight economics if you either find a way of completing a whole maths A-Level next year which I'd imagine would be extremely hard, or doing AS maths next year and taking a gap year where you finish it to A2.

    Like I said, if you've got your heart set on economics I'd recommend PPE. Oxford, Durham, Manchester, York, East Anglia, Essex, Warwick and many others do it.
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    (Original post by LarrikinLibertine)
    To be honest, I don't really know much about straight economics courses, but Manchester's a very good uni and is rated highly for PPE so I'd guess so. But you're only going to be able to do straight economics if you either find a way of completing a whole maths A-Level next year which I'd imagine would be extremely hard, or doing AS maths next year and taking a gap year where you finish it to A2.

    Like I said, if you've got your heart set on economics I'd recommend PPE. Oxford, Durham, Manchester, York, East Anglia, Essex, Warwick and many others do it.
    I'd rather do a straight economics course an Manchester say I can do business, economics and another alevel they don't mention maths


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    If you dropped Maths because you struggled with it, there'd be no point at doing economics at any top uni really as the courses tend to be very heavily Maths based. You may enjoy economics at A level but it's essentially a completely different subject at degree level.
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    You could go into investment banking, but it is extremely competitive, you have to be very focused from the start of your degree in trying to get experience and internships.
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    (Original post by Presenttime)
    You could go into investment banking, but it is extremely competitive, you have to be very focused from the start of your degree in trying to get experience and internships.
    Yeh that's what I'm saying, I can do an economics degree at Manchester and apply for a few internships


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    Guys I'm really confused in what degree to apply for 😡
    I'm doing chemistry,biology and maths and I'm in my first year of alevels. Which degree's can i apply for? Please help me thanks!


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