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MMORSE at Warwick. Yeah, most UK unis (Warwick included) don't really give scholarships for undergraduate studies. Although I hear MORSE would in the future to compensate for rise of international school fees.
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MMORSE at Warwick. Yeah, most UK unis (Warwick included) don't really give scholarships for undergraduate studies. Although I hear MORSE would in the future to compensate for rise of international school fees.
Wow I heard that MMORSE is really competitive! Congrats ^^ Yup I should be gunning for those gvnt/bond free ones instead from SG, not the UK ones as like you mentioned, they dont really give many scholarships [if there even is]
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Thanks! Although my offer was given a long time ago, as they allowed me to defer 2 years for NS.
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Thanks! Although my offer was given a long time ago, as they allowed me to defer 2 years for NS.
2 years?! :eek: seriously win bro. anyway warwick looks like a really nice place
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Warwick's quite nice actually. I asked whether I could reject the offer and apply next year because I heard UK universities only allowed you to defer for one year. They ended up letting me defer for two years
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It depends on the country you want to work in. if u intend to come back to singapore to work, then choose a uni that has a good rep here.
Bristol's pretty well known here as well.
I might be doing finance and econs at manchester. Rep's pretty decent for that course.
I got an offer to do Economics at Manchester and SOAS (still haven't decided between the two and waiting for the rest). I'm still researching on the reputation between these two in Singapore.

This is just my opinion, but I think you should swap to BSc Economics (L102) and do a specialisation in Financial Economics, instead of doing a BA Economics and Finance. From what I heard, in the UK, a BSc in Economics is more 'prestigious' than a BA (excluding the likes of Oxbridge, Durham, etc., which award BA regardless of course content).
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I see, Thats cool. I can't seem to firm my choice till I'm convinced that a Finance and Econs degree from Manchester will benefit me more then my current offer of Business Admin from NUS. Cost-wise, it's so much more! haa
How did you come to this conclusion? Just curious.
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(Original post by anwar1808)
I got an offer to do Economics at Manchester and SOAS (still haven't decided between the two and waiting for the rest). I'm still researching on the reputation between these two in Singapore.

This is just my opinion, but I think you should swap to BSc Economics (L102) and do a specialisation in Financial Economics, instead of doing a BA Economics and Finance. From what I heard, in the UK, a BSc in Economics is more 'prestigious' than a BA (excluding the likes of Oxbridge, Durham, etc., which award BA regardless of course content).
Thats what I'm considering actually. but if i go for the BA route, I'll end up with a joint honours while the BSc one will only get me a single honours.
And i didnt know that you could furthur specialise under the Bsc.
Do you have any offers for local unis here in Singapore?
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i think you got me wrong. the story goes like this -- i had to select withdrew from this particular uni because i need to firm the offer from my first choice. i am now wondering if this particular uni knows i already withdrew from them, because i receive an email from the course tutor requesting my portfolio (as i am doing design course).
Ooops, I thought you hadn't responded yet. Well, if that's the case, just pop them an email to remind them that you've already withdrawn your application. I recently received an email from a university that I was rejected from (and it was about tuition fees and what to do after my "successful application") so I'm sure they make those mistakes all the time!
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Ooops, I thought you hadn't responded yet. Well, if that's the case, just pop them an email to remind them that you've already withdrawn your application. I recently received an email from a university that I was rejected from (and it was about tuition fees and what to do after my "successful application") so I'm sure they make those mistakes all the time!
Done! thanks!
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Hey people! I just saw an update at the British Council Website.

VISA Application talk by UK Border Agency
10.30am
Legacy Room Level 2


http://www.educationuk.org/Singapore...=1262438002750
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Hey people! I just saw an update at the British Council Website.

VISA Application talk by UK Border Agency
10.30am
Legacy Room Level 2


http://www.educationuk.org/Singapore...=1262438002750
woah must attend! Am quite clueless about the visa process man.
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(Original post by iamlovinit05)
Thats what I'm considering actually. but if i go for the BA route, I'll end up with a joint honours while the BSc one will only get me a single honours.
And i didnt know that you could furthur specialise under the Bsc.
Do you have any offers for local unis here in Singapore?
Well, from what I heard of the UK job market, I don't think a joint BA honours in Economics and Finance would make you a stronger applicant than a single-honours BSc Economics graduate. Apparently, a lot of finance concepts can be learnt on-the-job if required. And if you think about it, if one wants to do Economics at MSc level, one needs an undergraduate that covers 50% (or more) Economics stuff. But you don't have to be a Finance graduate to do a finance-related post-graduate. It just goes to show that pure Economics gives you a wider option, but at the same time is more specialised. Does that make sense? And take a look at the Financial Economics specialist modules here: http://www.socialsciences.manchester...hat/beconsc/#1

You'll be basically doing finance stuff, yet it'll look better on paper. Plus, the L102 is a much smaller course. I don't know if that translates to better staff:student ratio, but I dunnoe, small seems cool. Like elitist. Lol. Furthermore, if you choose the BA route, you HAVE TO do things like Comparative Politics etc. Dunnoe if that's your thing, but if it is, you can choose that as an open option on the L102.

I'm currently doing a foundation course at UCL. Such foundation courses aren't really recognised by Singapore unis. So I didn't apply to any.
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(Original post by anwar1808)
Well, from what I heard of the UK job market, I don't think a joint BA honours in Economics and Finance would make you a stronger applicant than a single-honours BSc Economics graduate. Apparently, a lot of finance concepts can be learnt on-the-job if required. And if you think about it, if one wants to do Economics at MSc level, one needs an undergraduate that covers 50% (or more) Economics stuff. But you don't have to be a Finance graduate to do a finance-related post-graduate. It just goes to show that pure Economics gives you a wider option, but at the same time is more specialised. Does that make sense? And take a look at the Financial Economics specialist modules here: http://www.socialsciences.manchester...hat/beconsc/#1

You'll be basically doing finance stuff, yet it'll look better on paper. Plus, the L102 is a much smaller course. I don't know if that translates to better staff:student ratio, but I dunnoe, small seems cool. Like elitist. Lol. Furthermore, if you choose the BA route, you HAVE TO do things like Comparative Politics etc. Dunnoe if that's your thing, but if it is, you can choose that as an open option on the L102.

I'm currently doing a foundation course at UCL. Such foundation courses aren't really recognised by Singapore unis. So I didn't apply to any.
Hmm I'll try to find out more information. But my main goal is to break into investment banking and might be doing a masters if need be.
That's why my parents think that a joint honours would be better.
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Hmm I'll try to find out more information. But my main goal is to break into investment banking and might be doing a masters if need be.
That's why my parents think that a joint honours would be better.
Alright. Well as far as I know, UK graduates who go into investment banking usually do quantitative degrees like Mathematics, Economics and the like.
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Alright. Well as far as I know, UK graduates who go into investment banking usually do quantitative degrees like Mathematics, Economics and the like.
hmm, interesting. may I ask where did you get that information from?
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hmm, interesting. may I ask where did you get that information from?
Plenty of sources! At least in the UK, because generally a BSc Economics is considered a quantitative degree. I don't know how the Business course in NUS is regarded, from this point of view. One good source is the recruitment talks they investment banks hold here. Also, I have seen threads here that mention that as well. Try looking under the Investment Banking thread. I think it's a dying industry, though! Well, not exactly dying, but in the short run, it would not reach its pre-Great Recession levels for sure (in my opinion).
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Plenty of sources! At least in the UK, because generally a BSc Economics is considered a quantitative degree. I don't know how the Business course in NUS is regarded, from this point of view. One good source is the recruitment talks they investment banks hold here. Also, I have seen threads here that mention that as well. Try looking under the Investment Banking thread. I think it's a dying industry, though! Well, not exactly dying, but in the short run, it would not reach its pre-Great Recession levels for sure (in my opinion).
True. But there will always be room for it when the economy perks up.

Hmm, but if i do finance and econs will those econometrics papers, would it be considered a quantitative or qualitative degree?
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True. But there will always be room for it when the economy perks up.

Hmm, but if i do finance and econs will those econometrics papers, would it be considered a quantitative or qualitative degree?
Hmmmmm, now this is just my common sense guess. But I think if you were shortlisted for a job, they would bother to look at your specific modules. But in the initial stages when they're just skimming through applicants, BSc ones would naturally be considered first, since in the UK it's seen as more 'prestigious'. Above all, though, they say that previous job experience is more important.
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Hmmmmm, now this is just my common sense guess. But I think if you were shortlisted for a job, they would bother to look at your specific modules. But in the initial stages when they're just skimming through applicants, BSc ones would naturally be considered first, since in the UK it's seen as more 'prestigious'. Above all, though, they say that previous job experience is more important.
I see. Gotta put that in consideration then.
Both ways, gotta do really well to get into those career paths.
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