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Best universities for political career later in life?

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    (Original post by Chief Wiggum)
    Lol you can't exactly have thought very hard if you didn't have PPE at Oxford on your list!
    I can't do PPE at Oxford because contrary to what you have posited, I have done thorough research regarding PPE at Oxford and 90% of successful candidates have an A in maths to at least AS Level. I didn't take maths, hence I'm not going for PPE at Oxford. Case closed.


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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
    Also, PPE requires maths A Level, which I do not possess.
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    It does not. They say "many successful applicants have studied Maths to at least AS-level" but it definitely does not say that you need it.
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    (Original post by zayn008)
    He's got a point, the Tory/Oxford PPE machine is slowing dying.
    Possibly but you only need to have a look at this list to see that Oxford PPE isn't going anywhere anytime soon:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...UK_politicians
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    It does not. They say "many successful applicants have studied Maths to at least AS-level" but it definitely does not say that you need it.
    Yeah and statistically it seems that they favour people with it.


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    (Original post by Reaver Daniels)
    Yeah and statistically it seems that they favour people with it.


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    Possibly, but that's absolutely not the same thing as saying they require it.
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    (Original post by BasicMistake)
    Possibly but you only need to have a look at this list to see that Oxford PPE isn't going anywhere anytime soon:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...UK_politicians
    Wow the UK politicians was pretty much expected, but the non-U.K. Politicians section was extremely fascinating to discover
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    It does not. They say "many successful applicants have studied Maths to at least AS-level" but it definitely does not say that you need it.
    They say this but I'm sure something like over 80% of successful have done maths AS, I've seen the figures on their site somewhereI doubt it's a coincidence but you're right, they do say it isn't an absolute requirement although it's clear it's a strong preference that would give an advantage
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Can anybody tell me where OP said they want to be PM? I imagine the average MP either has no degree or only just has one insomuch that most will either not have one, or at least it will be irrelevant.

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    9/10 MP's went to university, 3/10 to Oxbridge...
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    you want to be a political? as if you wanted more than just your parents to be disappointed in you? why the whole country?
    (just kidding - I study politics, at a top 10 uni)
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    Oxford and Cambridge obviously, then LSE. However, there's never been a UK PM from LSE.
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    9/10 MP's went to university, 3/10 to Oxbridge...
    How many are careerists and have a degree because that's part of being a careerist, and how many got a degree as necessitated by their profession?
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    A law degree will drive you inside politics more than a political science degree.

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