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Msc Economics Admissions Guide (including a Warwick specific post)

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    not sure about oxford i haven't emailed them yet but as far as LSE is concerned i just recieved an email from them saying the minimum requirements in terms of GPA would be a 3.3 for kuwaiti students with no mention of a diploma would i be wrong to assume that oxford is the same?
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    (Original post by chief mourner)
    not sure about oxford i haven't emailed them yet but as far as LSE is concerned i just recieved an email from them saying the minimum requirements in terms of GPA would be a 3.3 for kuwaiti students with no mention of a diploma would i be wrong to assume that oxford is the same?
    Assuming Oxford and LSE had the same requirements would be a mistake.
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    Does anyone know if the MPhil Research in Cambridge is harder to get into than the MPhil? The former has 25 places, the latter 75! But you can move between the two in the first half of the first term, so it would make little sense for the latter to be easier to get into???
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    From what I can gather it's basically the same as the old option A option B system, B being the research stream..but since it's "new" no one can really answer that question.
    When I was there, it started off about fifty fifty but by the end of the year only a handful were doing option b.
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    Not sure about camb but at LSE the MRes is definately more selective than the MSc.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Assuming Oxford and LSE had the same requirements would be a mistake.
    Hi,
    You are probably most knowledgeable in this area. I'm planning to do Bsc management next year. Is it then possible for me to do a masters in economics as I would rather specialise in econ.
    I remember reading something on the LSE website about if you take certain economics modules+maths modules (during the magmt course) you can do further studies in economics, but I can't find that anymore.

    The thing is, I would like to gain a background knowledge in management but, as I am most probably going to study further, I would like to do econ later. Is this possible?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by TylerDurden)
    Hi,
    You are probably most knowledgeable in this area. I'm planning to do Bsc management next year. Is it then possible for me to do a masters in economics as I would rather specialise in econ.
    I remember reading something on the LSE website about if you take certain economics modules+maths modules (during the magmt course) you can do further studies in economics, but I can't find that anymore.

    The thing is, I would like to gain a background knowledge in management but, as I am most probably going to study further, I would like to do econ later. Is this possible?

    Thanks.
    It would depend on what content there was in management. But even if allowed, I would expect the transfer to be hard and rocky.
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    (Original post by TylerDurden)
    Hi,
    You are probably most knowledgeable in this area. I'm planning to do Bsc management next year. Is it then possible for me to do a masters in economics as I would rather specialise in econ.
    I remember reading something on the LSE website about if you take certain economics modules+maths modules (during the magmt course) you can do further studies in economics, but I can't find that anymore.

    The thing is, I would like to gain a background knowledge in management but, as I am most probably going to study further, I would like to do econ later. Is this possible?

    Thanks.
    Why make it harder for yourself?

    Study Econ at a reputable University as a BSc and apply for the MSc courses, they are not as competitive as undergraduate (still competitive if you get what I'm saying)

    Doing Econ at undergrad allows you to do MSc Economics/History/IR/Acc and Fin/Human Geography/Management but its not the other way round with Management!
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    I have a 3.5 (will probably be 3.6 since I have two semesters to go) GPA from Christ College India.
    Ive done a Bachelors Degree in Commerce - A lot of finance subjects, accounting subjects and one module each on Eco and Maths/Stats.

    I have also completed the CBA level of CIMA and three subjects in the managerial level.

    In high school I got a 94% in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology.

    What are my chances at Oxford (MFE) , LSE (MSc Fin & Eco), Warwick (MSc Fin/Msc Fin &Eco)
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    (Original post by ntkris)
    I have a 3.5 (will probably be 3.6 since I have two semesters to go) GPA from Christ College India.
    Ive done a Bachelors Degree in Commerce - A lot of finance subjects, accounting subjects and one module each on Eco and Maths/Stats.

    I have also completed the CBA level of CIMA and three subjects in the managerial level.

    In high school I got a 94% in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology.

    What are my chances at Oxford (MFE) , LSE (MSc Fin & Eco), Warwick (MSc Fin/Msc Fin &Eco)
    What have you studied in terms of econometrics and statistics?
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    Statistics - One Module in College and One subject that i passed through CIMA

    Econometrics in specific - nothing.

    Is there a chance of them considering me and asking me to attend summer school or something like that?
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    (Original post by ntkris)
    Statistics - One Module in College and One subject that i passed through CIMA

    Econometrics in specific - nothing.

    Is there a chance of them considering me and asking me to attend summer school or something like that?
    More likely they will suggest you do a diploma year.
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    But they wont reject my application outright? And what about for a pure MSc Finance for which I have a very good background.
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    (Original post by ntkris)
    But they wont reject my application outright?.
    Well they would if they did not have a diploma program.

    (Original post by ntkris)
    And what about for a pure MSc Finance for which I have a very good background.
    Not sure your background is very good for finance. Given the lack of econometrics I would say your preperation for a finance msc is fair not very good.
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    Is it common for universities to make conditional offers, what i mean is, is it the norm or more of an exception?

    Also, does anyone know what happens usually if a conditional offer was made and this target is missed by say a small margin. Would they usually still take that person?
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    Yeah, it'll almost always be a conditional offer unless for some reason they want you really really really really badly.

    If you miss it, they may or may not take you, it depends on how much they want you and how many spaces they have available.
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    (Original post by Rob L)
    Is it common for universities to make conditional offers, what i mean is, is it the norm or more of an exception?

    Also, does anyone know what happens usually if a conditional offer was made and this target is missed by say a small margin. Would they usually still take that person?
    Check out the links from the first post.
    But I would expect LSE and Oxbridge to both ask for and ensure the requriement of Firsts.
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    I have 2 questions;

    What are the chances of me being admitted into Cambridge for the MPhil bearing in mind I achieved a 1st in my 2nd year at the University of Essex and my reference is from the Economics HOD at the University of Warwick who studied at Cambridge as a PG?

    The HOD of the Warwick has also agreed to write my reference when I apply to Warwick. Is this allowed as I assume there may be a conflict of interest?
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    (Original post by Hanbali)
    I have 2 questions;

    What are the chances of me being admitted into Cambridge for the MPhil bearing in mind I achieved a 1st in my 2nd year at the University of Essex and my reference is from the Economics HOD at the University of Warwick who studied at Cambridge as a PG?
    The only 2 factors you mention sound good to me.
    What modules have you done in your first 2 years and what grades did you get?
    What 3rd year modules are you taking?


    (Original post by Hanbali)
    The HOD of the Warwick has also agreed to write my reference when I apply to Warwick. Is this allowed as I assume there may be a conflict of interest?
    Sounds like a good move to me to have a referee the Admissions Tutor will know. If that is an issue (which sounds unlikely to me), they will just ask for another referee.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    The only 2 factors you mention sound good to me.
    What modules have you done in your first 2 years and what grades did you get?
    What 3rd year modules are you taking?
    In the 1st year, I took the standard Economics modules and achieved an overall Upper Second.

    During the 2nd year, I took Intermediate Macro/Micro, Econometrics, Monetary Policy in which I achieved First Classes. I achieved an Upper Second in my Capital Markets exam. However, my Mathematics was hampered by falling ill prior to the exam so I just about passed it.

    However, my referee is aware of this and ensures me it should not be a huge problem.

    How important is it that you have well known referees?

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