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    (Original post by alnov)
    Is it possible to take a year out if we want to do sandwich placements etc? and when do we have to tell tutors if we want to take one.
    Hi,
    yes, this is possible to do, and you could liaise with your personal tutor and the economics undergraduate office to organise this. I am not sure of the precise timing, but it's fairly straightforward to do.
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    Hi,

    I didnt manage to make the Warwick open days last month, but was planning on coming up for a visit in a few weeks. Will I still be able to visit the econonics department and talk to tutors then?

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    (Original post by tinytadpoletim)
    Hi,

    I didnt manage to make the Warwick open days last month, but was planning on coming up for a visit in a few weeks. Will I still be able to visit the econonics department and talk to tutors then?

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    Very much the same.
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    (Original post by tinytadpoletim)
    Hi,

    I didnt manage to make the Warwick open days last month, but was planning on coming up for a visit in a few weeks. Will I still be able to visit the econonics department and talk to tutors then?

    Thanks
    Hi,
    you'll be able to visit the department, and have a wander around to view the facilities, seminar rooms, lecture theatres etc, but it won't be possible to have individual visits with the admissions tutors. I'd encourage you to go through the official Warwick Visits (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde...warwickvisits/) as you'll get the chance to speak to a member of the central Recruitment and Admissions team if you do so.
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    What kind of qualifications are you looking for for students applying from the US? Are there any specific AP's/Subject tests that you want?
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    Hi, I made my offer for Economics yesterday (I do IB, so we get our results quite early), so I figured that since I've still got a few months before starting, I should try and get ahead of the curve. I've heard that along with reading books from your reading list, it can be quite helpful to continue to brush up on maths during the summer, so I was wondering if there were any topics in particular that you would recommend focusing on? I didn't do much mechanics as part of my HL maths course, so would going through some of the A Level courses (M1, M2 etc) be worthwhile, or is there an aspect of pure maths that you think would be more useful to work on?
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    (Original post by justanotherperson)
    What kind of qualifications are you looking for for students applying from the US? Are there any specific AP's/Subject tests that you want?
    Hi,
    I've had a quick look at past offers we've made for the US and found the following

    Econ (L100) - 2x5 in APs incl Calculus & 4 in 1 further AP OR 3x5 in AP Stats, Micro & Macroeconomics & 44 in 2 further APs OR 2x5 & 2x4 in APs OR 2x5 in APs Stats & Calculus BC & 3x4 in 3 further APs

    We're currently reviewing our overseas qualifications, but I'd guess it'll be similar.
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    Hi, I made my offer for Economics yesterday (I do IB, so we get our results quite early), so I figured that since I've still got a few months before starting, I should try and get ahead of the curve. I've heard that along with reading books from your reading list, it can be quite helpful to continue to brush up on maths during the summer, so I was wondering if there were any topics in particular that you would recommend focusing on? I didn't do much mechanics as part of my HL maths course, so would going through some of the A Level courses (M1, M2 etc) be worthwhile, or is there an aspect of pure maths that you think would be more useful to work on?
    Hi,
    congratulations on making your offer!

    Brushing up on your maths is a productive use of your time, and these are the topics you will cover in your first year maths course (as an L100 student)

    Topic 1: Optimization and stationary points: one-variable functions
    Topic 2: Calculus of functions of two or more variables
    Topic 3: Multivariate optimization
    Topic 4: Constrained optimization
    Topic 5: Comparative statics
    Topic 6: Matrix and vector algebra
    Topic 7: System of linear equations
    Topic 8: Interest rates and present values

    The textbook for the course is "“Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis"
    by Knut Sydsæter and Peter Hammond, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall 2008, and it contains some revision of IB Higher Level maths material, so you may wish to get the book and start working through the material to get a head start.

    Aside from the maths, I'd be reading good books about topics you are interested in, as well as The Economist, FT, etc.

    I'm sure you can find book recommendations on the forum, but if you want recommendations specifically for behavioural economics, I can help out too.
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    (Original post by University of Warwick)
    Hi,
    congratulations on making your offer!

    Brushing up on your maths is a productive use of your time, and these are the topics you will cover in your first year maths course (as an L100 student)

    Topic 1: Optimization and stationary points: one-variable functions
    Topic 2: Calculus of functions of two or more variables
    Topic 3: Multivariate optimization
    Topic 4: Constrained optimization
    Topic 5: Comparative statics
    Topic 6: Matrix and vector algebra
    Topic 7: System of linear equations
    Topic 8: Interest rates and present values

    The textbook for the course is "“Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis"
    by Knut Sydsæter and Peter Hammond, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall 2008, and it contains some revision of IB Higher Level maths material, so you may wish to get the book and start working through the material to get a head start.

    Aside from the maths, I'd be reading good books about topics you are interested in, as well as The Economist, FT, etc.
    I'm sure you can find book recommendations on the forum, but if you want recommendations specifically for behavioural economics, I can help out too.
    Great, thanks for the information! I looked up the textbook you said is used (figure I might get it since I have lots of WHSmith vouchers that are about to expire), and there is also a fourth edition now: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...=9780273760689 Since that is more up to date should I get that instead?

    I would like to learn about behavioural economics, but have very little knowledge about it, so I would really appreciate a recommendation for a beginner please!
    Thanks a lot
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    Hi,

    Do you also deal with Philosophy, Politics and Economics(PPE)?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by University of Warwick)
    Hi,
    congratulations on making your offer!

    Brushing up on your maths is a productive use of your time, and these are the topics you will cover in your first year maths course (as an L100 student)

    Topic 1: Optimization and stationary points: one-variable functions
    Topic 2: Calculus of functions of two or more variables
    Topic 3: Multivariate optimization
    Topic 4: Constrained optimization
    Topic 5: Comparative statics
    Topic 6: Matrix and vector algebra
    Topic 7: System of linear equations
    Topic 8: Interest rates and present values

    The textbook for the course is "“Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis"
    by Knut Sydsæter and Peter Hammond, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall 2008, and it contains some revision of IB Higher Level maths material, so you may wish to get the book and start working through the material to get a head start.

    Aside from the maths, I'd be reading good books about topics you are interested in, as well as The Economist, FT, etc.

    I'm sure you can find book recommendations on the forum, but if you want recommendations specifically for behavioural economics, I can help out too.
    Do these Maths topics also apply to a PPE student who is taking option B?
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    (Original post by Pancakeman123)
    Great, thanks for the information! I looked up the textbook you said is used (figure I might get it since I have lots of WHSmith vouchers that are about to expire), and there is also a fourth edition now: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...=9780273760689 Since that is more up to date should I get that instead?

    I would like to learn about behavioural economics, but have very little knowledge about it, so I would really appreciate a recommendation for a beginner please!
    Thanks a lot
    Hi,
    yes, you can get the fourth edition if you wish

    If you're just getting started in Behavioural Economics, try Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely, and also Malcolm Gladwell's series of books (Blink, Outliers and The Tipping Point). If you're looking for some more advanced, but accessible texts, try Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert and Incognito by David Eagleman. If you want something at the more challenging end, try reading both of Nasim Taleb's books (Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan)
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    (Original post by 16dan2life)
    Hi,

    Do you also deal with Philosophy, Politics and Economics(PPE)?

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    Yes, in the sense that the department of economics hosts the PPE course from an administration perspective, but no, in the sense that admissions to PPE are handled by a separate team.
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    (Original post by Deep456)
    Do these Maths topics also apply to a PPE student who is taking option B?
    Yes, they are the same topics
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    Hi,

    Does Warwick consider an IGCSE grade to be equivalent to a GCSE grade? For example, Bath states on their website that they require an A* in GCSE for Maths or an A in IGCSE Maths (for Economics).


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    (Original post by Hebbamundo)
    Hi,

    Does Warwick consider an IGCSE grade to be equivalent to a GCSE grade? For example, Bath states on their website that they require an A* in GCSE for Maths or an A in IGCSE Maths (for Economics).


    Thanks
    Hi,
    if you had, for example, a mix of GCSE's and IGCSE's, we would be treating them equally. However, we are aware that some countries don't offer the opportunity to take as many IGCSE's as some students would have GCSE's, so we always take the whole application as context for a student's performance at both GCSE and IGCSE.
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    Hi,
    if you had, for example, a mix of GCSE's and IGCSE's, we would be treating them equally. However, we are aware that some countries don't offer the opportunity to take as many IGCSE's as some students would have GCSE's, so we always take the whole application as context for a student's performance at both GCSE and IGCSE.

    Ok, thank you. I go to school overseas and have obtained 10 IGCSEs. Is it likely that my grades will be considered as if they were GCSEs?

    (I have international fee status)
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    Do you have any GCSE english requirements to do Economics at Warwick? I have a B in English Literature but a C in English Language. But I do have an A in maths. I just wanted to know if my GCSE grades in English would have any affects on my application for the course.
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    (Original post by Hebbamundo)
    Ok, thank you. I go to school overseas and have obtained 10 IGCSEs. Is it likely that my grades will be considered as if they were GCSEs?

    (I have international fee status)
    Hi,
    as I mentioned in the above post, it's very hard to answer that without seeing your grades in the context of your overall application.
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    (Original post by kara95k)
    Do you have any GCSE english requirements to do Economics at Warwick? I have a B in English Literature but a C in English Language. But I do have an A in maths. I just wanted to know if my GCSE grades in English would have any affects on my application for the course.
    Hi,
    we don't have any GCSE requirements, so long as you are studying Maths at A-Level or IB, but we do look for strong overall GCSE performance when evaluating an application.
 
 
 
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