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What's up with the economics degree at Cambridge?

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Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
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    A trend I've noticed when I've looked over information about the economics course at Cambridge on sites such as Unistats and the Complete University Guide is that the course seems to have unusually low student satisfaction ratings. Here for example the course - while rated the best in UK - has a remarkably low student satisfaction rating at 3.97 (the average for the university on the whole is 4.21).

    What explains this low rating? Is this something I should be worried about when placing my firm choice?

    The work is tough, the deadlines are tight and the students are stretched to the full potential - which sometimes just isn't quite enough. Given the non-mandatory nature of student satisfaction surveys, it is the struggling students who are more likely to express their opinion. I believe - and would like to believe - this is the source of the problem.

    At least during my (nearly) three years so far, I've only really had a couple of issues with the course and the department.
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