please help me choose which uni I should firm?
I'm really desperate and don't what I should do, esp. with the deadline being 3 days away.
My career aspirations: at the moment, I want to work in govt/social policy making (but I might change my mind in the future)
For me, the most important things to consider when choosing my degree:
-interesting course. –easy. –good career prospects. - The uni environment
Lse - econ and social policy (AAB)
Pros: 50 mins away- close
Most prestige- so probably better employment prospects
Everyone says lse is best for econ (& it’s no.1 for social policy)
Cons: Student satisfaction is low
Most difficult course. More likely to end up with a 2:2 degree.
Little flexibility with optional modules
UCL- social sciences with quantitative methods (AAB)
Pros: UCL has good reputation
Job prospects- apparently there’s a gap in the market for quantitative skills
(Quantitative methods)- Part of £20 mill Q-step programme gives ‘access to (but not guaranteed) summer courses, 6-week paid internships, specialist training, workshops and conferences, personal tutoring throughout the programme.’
Assessed through a mixture of exams, essays, (group) presentations, practical exercises-> Not sure if this is a good thing? (but probs less stress about end of year exams)
Cons: It’s with ‘IOE’ which just joined UCL last year- has less prestige
New course (introduced this year)- uncertainty. Don’t know how it’s going to be (i.e how difficult it’ll be?)
Have to do a language course in 1st year (I didn’t take a language gcse)
Any help/ insight you can give is appreciated!!
Which one do you think I should pick??
LSE (econ and social policy) or UCL (social sciences with Quantitative methods)??!!
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Last edited by ScarletXxXRose; 30-04-2016 at 21:15.
- 30-04-2016 21:13
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- 05-05-2016 01:13
I firmed LSE Social Policy over UCL Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods.
LSE is a better uni, #1 for Social Policy, and the modules for Social Policy looked much better than for the UCL course.
For career prospects, LSE is #1 in the UK.
77% of LSE Social Policy students and 78% of LSE Economics students get a 2:1 or above, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting a good grade as long as you work hard.Last edited by h3110; 05-05-2016 at 01:18.
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- 05-05-2016 14:18
I would advise you go for the LSE course. Civil service graduate streams and institutions such as IFS have a large number of openings which require at least 50% of your degree to be economics.
And mixing economics tend to make you more flexible for a career in finance should you change your mind.