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    (Original post by ScarletXxXRose)
    i didn't take a language gcse and got an offer from ucl
    so it should be fine
    they just ask you to do this language short course in your first year at uni
    thats great thanks!
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    I am currently studying Masters in Management at the LSE. I am not absolutely sure if the same applies to undergraduate admissions but the put a lot of emphasis on the personal statement. I did not have the top grades but got in with a great reference and well-written statement. Demonstrate that you are a well-rounded person with economics related activities as well as other interesting activities and experiences e.g volunteering or hobbies, and what you can offer to the course through those experiences. LSE is a social sciences university (interdisciplinary approach!) so you could incorporate one or more social sciences theories that fascinate you that connects the subject matter of your course,economics, and to the society at large (also look at latest news, the economist, financial times etc). LSE was originally founded to the betterment of the society, show a real interest to the underlying causes that affect the economy (LSE motto-rerum cognoscere causas-to understand the causes of things) and demonstrate that you are a good fit for the course. Anyone can have good grades but there is only one unique you, let your enthusiasm and personality shine through (at the same time using your academic writing skills to your best abiility! We were told that they were looking for well-rounded persons with high academic capability, and had something that made them stand out from the crowd. It could be volunteering at the local charity shop, having your little online business or a bag packing trip to India-make it interesting and relevant- even you may feel it's not- be creative! If you don't have that many extracurricular activities, try to make intellectually stimulating statements and stories about your love for economics ().

    Hope everything goes well. Good luck )
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    I am currently studying Masters in Management at the LSE. I am not absolutely sure if the same applies to undergraduate admissions but the put a lot of emphasis on the personal statement. I did not have the top grades but got in with a great reference and well-written statement. Demonstrate that you are a well-rounded person with economics related activities as well as other interesting activities and experiences e.g volunteering or hobbies, and what you can offer to the course through those experiences. LSE is a social sciences university (interdisciplinary approach!) so you could incorporate one or more social sciences theories that fascinate you that connects the subject matter of your course,economics, and to the society at large (also look at latest news, the economist, financial times etc). LSE was originally founded to the betterment of the society, show a real interest to the underlying causes that affect the economy (LSE motto-rerum cognoscere causas-to understand the causes of things) and demonstrate that you are a good fit for the course. Anyone can have good grades but there is only one unique you, let your enthusiasm and personality shine through (at the same time using your academic writing skills to your best abiility! We were told that they were looking for well-rounded persons with high academic capability, and had something that made them stand out from the crowd. It could be volunteering at the local charity shop, having your little online business or a bag packing trip to India-make it interesting and relevant- even you may feel it's not- be creative! If you don't have that many extracurricular activities, try to make intellectually stimulating statements and stories about your love for economics ().

    Hope everything goes well. Good luck )
    thank you so much!
 
 
 
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