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    (Original post by bshrestha)
    My school gave it to me. I think you can get it online though; your school should have given you an ID number of some sort. Yes, mine too. Also, I've lived in London all my life so it's not much an exciting experience for me. Oxbridge would be something quite different and traditional, but its just incredibly hard to get into and very unpredictable. I am not too sure; I haven't quite thought about that yet. If LSE rejects me, then I will most likely take a gap year and travel and working in finance or something along those lines. It's rather scary how much we have in common in regards to university!
    I know right! God I really hope we both get in!
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    (Original post by reapplicant)
    October 15th, the oxford deadline
    Omg, can't believe you waited all that time. Hope I don't have to wait till March


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    (Original post by gracelich)
    Omg, can't believe you waited all that time. Hope I don't have to wait till March


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    You know, at some point you just dont care. I added durham and warwick as my 5th choice at january and they offered me a place earlier than Lse which made me less nervous
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    (Original post by bshrestha)
    Okay so basically I have applied to do philosophy and economics at LSE. But, now I am thinking that maybe a straight economics degree at a lower university but still a Russell group university would be better. I mean in order to reapply for an economics degree I'd have to take a gap year. But, its just because everyone tells me there is very little I can do with a philosophy degree even if its at LSE in terms of jobs and I really want a high paying job in the city. Also, since I want to do my masters in financial economics at cambridge/oxford, they require a lot of economics and maths modules which philosophy and economics does not offer. What do you guys think please give me some advice?
    Hi,

    Im pretty sure that the financial economics masters (at Oxford at least) only requires a working knowledge of calculus, which you'll get comfortably from LSEs phil and econ course. You do basic maths and stats courses in your first year, and can just choose an econometrics module in your third year, that will easily give you the maths required. The difference between phil & econ, and straight econ at LSE is minimal to be honest. You'll learn the same economics in both courses. The only difference between the two is that in philosophy and economics you'll take philosophy modules in the place of the maths and optional modules you'd get in the straight econ degree. If you're that bothered about studying an unnecessary amount of maths then re-apply for econ, but philosophy and econ will be fine for what you want.
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    Just withdrew my application for maths with economics.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Just withdrew my application for maths with economics.
    Oxbridge?
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    (Original post by bshrestha)
    Okay so basically I have applied to do philosophy and economics at LSE. But, now I am thinking that maybe a straight economics degree at a lower university but still a Russell group university would be better. I mean in order to reapply for an economics degree I'd have to take a gap year. But, its just because everyone tells me there is very little I can do with a philosophy degree even if its at LSE in terms of jobs and I really want a high paying job in the city. Also, since I want to do my masters in financial economics at cambridge/oxford, they require a lot of economics and maths modules which philosophy and economics does not offer. What do you guys think please give me some advice?
    Don't be silly. Of course LSE will get you places no matter if its just economics or economics with philosophy. Even many history graduates go and work in the financial sector.
    But from what i see, you have no interest in economics and only want to get a soulless job like banking to make money. I really hope that that shows in your PS, in which case, they will reject you anyways. If you don't enjoy your subject it isn't the best idea to study it in LSE/Oxbridge or other top universities. The workload is huge and they won't guide you enough, so you'll just end up with a 2.2 or lower. In that case, it is better if you go to a lesser RG university.
    Edit: the reason why it is economics and philosophy is the philosophy does compliment economics and help you understand its concepts better and in a new perspective
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    (Original post by arminb)
    Oxbridge?
    Firming Cambridge, insuring Imperial (maths).
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    (Original post by bshrestha)
    Wow that's amazing! What subjects were they in?
    I'm an international applicant from Singapore, hence the subject combinations will be different. I took bio, chem, math econs, higher econs, and we have a few other subjects like project work that were included too
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    (Original post by arminb)
    But from what i see, you have no interest in economics and only want to get a soulless job like banking to make money. I really hope that that shows in your PS, in which case, they will reject you anyways. If you don't enjoy your subject it isn't the best idea to study it in LSE/Oxbridge or other top universities. The workload is huge and they won't guide you enough, so you'll just end up with a 2.2 or lower. In that case, it is better if you go to a lesser RG university.
    Completely agree on that.
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    (Original post by arminb)
    Don't be silly. Of course LSE will get you places no matter if its just economics or economics with philosophy. Even many history graduates go and work in the financial sector.
    But from what i see, you have no interest in economics and only want to get a soulless job like banking to make money. I really hope that that shows in your PS, in which case, they will reject you anyways. If you don't enjoy your subject it isn't the best idea to study it in LSE/Oxbridge or other top universities. The workload is huge and they won't guide you enough, so you'll just end up with a 2.2 or lower. In that case, it is better if you go to a lesser RG university.
    Edit: the reason why it is economics and philosophy is the philosophy does compliment economics and help you understand its concepts better and in a new perspective
    Slightly judgmental for my tastes, but the essence of the argument is a good one. If you don't love what you're studying, the top flight Unis will be a really tough choice requiring great self discipline, especially in relation to subjects like philosophy and economics.

    I'd think really hard about why you are studying what you are studying, and what the field you want to enter actually wants. Financial institutions will often take what they see as talent regardless of degree topic.

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    (Original post by sonali05)
    Aw cool! I visited last year, loved the country!
    I'm in Mauritius
    Nice!! Which place(s) did you visit? Are you from Mauritius or just living there?
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    (Original post by CG1012)
    Nice!! Which place(s) did you visit? Are you from Mauritius or just living there?
    We visited around 10 places I think although I can't remember all but we went to Beijing, xian, Guilin, nanjin I think.
    Im from Mauritius, I lived here for a while then moved to London for a few years and now back in Mauritius (: you from china or Just living there?
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    (Original post by Eleska)
    Yes I did, on the 13th of December and didn't hear anything since. Hope its gonna be tomorrow

    What were your predicted scores?
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    (Original post by yogurtpot)
    Have you received the strongest applicant email? I applied for sociology too and still waiting.

    Hey just wondering when did you apply? and what was the last e-mailed you received. Thanks!
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    Would like to wish everyone good luck today, in the unlikely event this is indeed an LSE Friday.

    #finalleg


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    (Original post by sonali05)
    We visited around 10 places I think although I can't remember all but we went to Beijing, xian, Guilin, nanjin I think.
    Im from Mauritius, I lived here for a while then moved to London for a few years and now back in Mauritius (: you from china or Just living there?
    Ah that's cool! You're the first person I know who's from Mauritius My favorite place in China is Xi an because of the terra-cotta warriors and etc. I live in China but am from Singapore; I've lived here for most of my life now.
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    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...entations.aspx
    Chek this page out if you're interested about LSE's teaching system. I found it very helpful.
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    Good luck to everybody today!
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    (Original post by benq)
    Good luck to everybody today!
    Good luck to you too and all.


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