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    (Original post by MrBowcat)
    UCL>Warwick>Bristol>Bath
    How was that conclusion developed, what do you base on? Please don't just say completeuniguide website
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    Bristol better by quite a way for pure econ
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    (Original post by ndhala)
    Bristol better by quite a way for pure econ
    Really?
    Isn't queenmry a top one though?
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    (Original post by JPD96)
    Anybody know when the next UCL Economics Open Day(s) are?
    There's one tomorrow
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    (Original post by MrBowcat)
    Statistically, LSE is the most difficult, then Cambridge, oxford, UCL and Warwick
    Actually Oxford has the lowest offer rate (8% vs 14% for LSE and 15% for Camb). But in terms of actual difficulty in getting an offer it's Camb/Ox, then LSE, then Warwick then UCL. Hard to compare Camb vs Ox as you can't apply to both.

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    You cant actually apply for straight economics at oxford so i dont think you can compare a joint degree like ppe or econ management to straight econ in terms of admission difficulty as if the course is different, different things are looked for in an applicant. For example an econ and history applicant in oxford would be favoured if they were very good at history while at say cambridge doing well in history is not as favourable as success in maths for example. Hence we cannot compare difficultly of entrance for economics between oxford and straight econ unis. Also the argument of which is harder to get in is a stupid one, each uni has entirely diffrent requirments and selecting methods. Each year people get into some and not others for example get cam but not lse etc. Lets move on from this and just be happy that we have offers and are going to study such a great subject
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    (Original post by MrBowcat)
    LSE hands down. For Economics, with regards to the reputation, teaching quality and graduate prospects, LSE is unchallenged - for a Msc even more so.
    Many thanks for your advice!

    Actually I do prefer LSE for economics, however I suppose courses like econometrics are so theoretical that I have to pursue a PhD if I want to find a decent job. The Imperial College Business School one is very practical which may significantly improve my employment potential.

    So I am confused with these two programs, also I worry that if IBs recognise economics and business strategy one-year-master students from the Imperial? Just my personal opinion.....
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    Economics:
    Bristol VS UCL VS Bath VS Warwick
    (Considering each 'VS' for every combination)
    What are the cons and pros for each?
    Thanks!
    UCL = Warwick > Bath = Bristol


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    (Original post by abccba120)
    UCL = Warwick > Bath = Bristol


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    Where does your conclusion come from? Not just website rankings plz
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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    Where does your conclusion come from? Not just website rankings plz
    Its my personal opinion from researching the universities and various other data including rankings.


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    (Original post by hty492383640)
    Many thanks for your advice!

    Actually I do prefer LSE for economics, however I suppose courses like econometrics are so theoretical that I have to pursue a PhD if I want to find a decent job. The Imperial College Business School one is very practical which may significantly improve my employment potential.

    So I am confused with these two programs, also I worry that if IBs recognise economics and business strategy one-year-master students from the Imperial? Just my personal opinion.....
    The Degree is honestly not as important as the institution, as long as the degree is relevant, which it is. IBs will lap you up if they've that seen you've a masters from LSE. Don't get me wrong Imperial is an excellent institution as well, but for reputation employability in the finance world, especially IB, LSE is the top.
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Actually Oxford has the lowest offer rate (8% vs 14% for LSE and 15% for Camb). But in terms of actual difficulty in getting an offer it's Camb/Ox, then LSE, then Warwick then UCL. Hard to compare Camb vs Ox as you can't apply to both.

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    The figures for the Oxford E&M course are extremely inflated by a large number of uncompetitive international applications who see E&M as "Oxford's business degree", and who have no clue what an ideal Oxford student resembles. Thus, taking to account the calibre of applicants, LSE BSc Econ is more competitive.
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    What would my chances be for bath politics with economics if I applied with below;
    Applied Business Studies (A-Level), Grade A(achieved),

    ifs Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (A-LevelEquivalent), Grade B(achieved),
    Chemistry (A-Level predicted, AS obtained), Grade Aobtained, Grade A predicted,
    Psychology (A-Level predicted, AS obtained), Grade Aobtained, Grade A predicted,
    Sociology (A2 predicted(AS not taken due to one year a level)), Grade A predicted,
    Economics (A2 predicted(AS not taken due to one year a level), Grade A predicted,
    Photography (AS), Grade D (achieved).

    Total = AAAAABd

    This would be after 3 years of study, however I would nothave spent more than 2 years studying an A-Level and no more than a yearstudying an AS-Level.
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    (Original post by MrBowcat)
    The figures for the Oxford E&M course are extremely inflated by a large number of uncompetitive international applications who see E&M as "Oxford's business degree", and who have no clue what an ideal Oxford student resembles. Thus, taking to account the calibre of applicants, LSE BSc Econ is more competitive.
    I agree what you say about the inflated application figures for oxford, but I would still defo say that it's harder to get into ox than LSE.
    Having to do both a (hard) TSA and interview where u can fall at 3 different hurdles is much harder than just writing a stellar PS. All 3 E and M ox applicants in my year (including me) got ox rejections but we all got LSE offers..


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    (Original post by Rkai01)
    Economics:
    Bristol VS UCL VS Bath VS Warwick
    (Considering each 'VS' for every combination)
    What are the cons and pros for each?
    Thanks!
    From my point of view, those of us taking economics care more about future career prospects than those applying for more vocational courses (English, Classics etc). I would say that the order for career prospects (based heavily on rankings but also employers at a career fair I attended) is Warwick>UCL>Bath>Bristol. Bristol might edge Bath overall but Bath has a real focus on placements and really preparing you for the labour market.
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    (Original post by groovyd97)
    I agree what you say about the inflated application figures for oxford, but I would still defo say that it's harder to get into ox than LSE.
    Having to do both a (hard) TSA and interview where u can fall at 3 different hurdles is much harder than just writing a stellar PS. All 3 E and M ox applicants in my year (including me) got ox rejections but we all got LSE offers..


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    The application process is different, I agree, but at least we know what Oxford look for in a candidate. LSE on the other hand, are very enigmatic, we don't really know what exactly they're looking for. In my year, 8 students applied to both Oxford and LSE for Econ L101, 4 are offer holders for E&M yet only 2 of us received offers from LSE. 3 of the people that got offers for E&M were rejected by LSE, and they all had incredible personal statements. So I would still argue that LSE is slightly more difficult, because of not only the admission statistics but the ambiguity of what LSE actually perceive as an ideal candidate.
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    Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble at the moment, and I was wondering what you guys thought on the matter. I applied for Cambridge this year and sadly was rejected, it really hit me hard since I know a lot of people when go there. My second choice was Warwick, however I still haven't heard back from them. However I have a bit of an issue. One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Cambridge was the entire college system, I abseloutely love the concept of a collegiate system and I am sure I would enjoy it tremendously. I have an offer to study economics at Durham, however I now have to decide whether I want to go to Warwick (considering I get an offer, which is never guaranteed) or go to Durham and enjoy the old buildings and collegiate system, but sacrifice the amazing course at Warwick.... Any thoughts
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    (Original post by Paddy444)
    Hey guys, I'm having a bit of trouble at the moment, and I was wondering what you guys thought on the matter. I applied for Cambridge this year and sadly was rejected, it really hit me hard since I know a lot of people when go there. My second choice was Warwick, however I still haven't heard back from them. However I have a bit of an issue. One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Cambridge was the entire college system, I abseloutely love the concept of a collegiate system and I am sure I would enjoy it tremendously. I have an offer to study economics at Durham, however I now have to decide whether I want to go to Warwick (considering I get an offer, which is never guaranteed) or go to Durham and enjoy the old buildings and collegiate system, but sacrifice the amazing course at Warwick.... Any thoughts
    Personally I'd say go for Warwick, the course seems excellent and the campus is lovely and everyone there did seem really friendly. Both places are quite quiet but Warwick obviously seemed more student-y because it is a campus uni, it also has an excellent reputation for economics
    Either way wherever you go you'll have a great time

    Just out of curiosity which other 2 unis did you apply to, because I also applied to warwick, durham and Cambridge?
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Personally I'd say go for Warwick, the course seems excellent and the campus is lovely and everyone there did seem really friendly. Both places are quite quiet but Warwick obviously seemed more student-y because it is a campus uni, it also has an excellent reputation for economics
    Either way wherever you go you'll have a great time

    Just out of curiosity which other 2 unis did you apply to, because I also applied to warwick, durham and Cambridge?
    I applied to Bath and Bristol also
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    (Original post by Paddy444)
    I applied to Bath and Bristol also
    Ooh all A* unis, I wasn't confident enough to go for that haha
    Which durham college is it you've gone for?


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