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To all those who applied or are on A&F degree @ Lse, did you ever consider that Lse is the only really quality university to offer this course?

Because I'm thinking of applying to it but because of the chances of getting an offer are so low and the only other remotely good universities to offer A&F are...Warwick? Bristol? (help me out here) I may apply for economics but I would much rather do A&F at Lse rather than economics.....
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(Original post by spursrule)
To all those who applied or are on A&F degree @ Lse, did you ever consider that Lse is the only really quality university to offer this course?

Because I'm thinking of applying to it but because of the chances of getting an offer are so low and the only other remotely good universities to offer A&F are...Warwick? Bristol? (help me out here) I may apply for economics but I would much rather do A&F at Lse rather than economics.....
Yup Warwick does A&F, and that uni's much more than remotely good. So that's two unis, though indeed it seems LSE's A&F degree is the only truly respected one, and LSE's prestige (esp. internationally) is far greater. Apply to A&F if that's what interests you, and why not Econs too ?
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(Original post by Johan C)
Yup Warwick does A&F, and that uni's much more than remotely good. So that's two unis, though indeed it seems LSE's A&F degree is the only truly respected one, and LSE's prestige (esp. internationally) is far greater. Apply to A&F if that's what interests you, and why not Econs too ?
Because if i was to apply to economics its so competitive that a personal statement mixed with elements of A&F will show im not truly committed to the course which will be sort of shooting myself in the foot if you know what i mean...What other uni's did you apply for A&F?
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Because if i was to apply to economics its so competitive that a personal statement mixed with elements of A&F will show im not truly committed to the course which will be sort of shooting myself in the foot if you know what i mean...What other uni's did you apply for A&F?
Only LSE, I was really intent on getting into the school and studying in London. About the PS, it's feasible to mention both econs and finance as a specialisation, though accounting will be harder to fit in.
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nah not really, was joking around with the 's but obv you didn't get that
(i do after all study economics so i was saying mine wasn't too)

but to an extent what i said is true, if you can't get an A at alevel then you shouldn't be doing it at uni really 'cause its only gonna get harder!!!
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Hmmm well its a tricky situation guess ill decide when i get my grades, I', really not sure on a mixed personal statement though
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LSE prefers traditional academic subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry (despite they are/might be unrelated to your course) and don't like Economics or Accounting because most of the stuff covered in A Level Economics and Accounting is done in the first year apparently, and I heard some of the stuff is taught with different methods.

About the PS- I just mentioned I done my work experience with an accountancy firm. My GCSE grades? Really bad, but because they saw B's in Sciences at GCSE's and A's in Physics etc at AS they realised I must've been just lazy back then.

I've spoken to a few people on the open day for offer holders of Acc&Fin and there were a lot of bright people with really outstanding grades but there were also people who didn't get such decent grades at AS (eg one person told me about getting ABC).

Anyways LSE has been a real bum and gave me an offer of AAA and a B at AS... despite normally they ask for AAB (last year the normal offer was ABB!)
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LSE prefers traditional academic subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry (despite they are/might be unrelated to your course) and don't like Economics or Accounting because most of the stuff covered in A Level Economics and Accounting is done in the first year apparently, and I heard some of the stuff is taught with different methods.
Don't like Economics? That's a first. What's your source? AFAIK LSE considers Economics to be like any other traditional 'A' level subject. Most people I know with L101 offers studied Economics at 'A' level, heh.
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It was written in the prospectus from 2005.
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Actually, come to think about it, it might have been Business Studies, sorry for the confusion ^^;
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Ah, that's not at all the same thing... I was surprised too ; but Knogle's sharp
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Actually, come to think about it, it might have been Business Studies, sorry for the confusion ^^;
Yep, that's the one. LSE has a list of blacklisted subjects on its website including Law, Accounting, BS, GS, etc... definitely not Economics.
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Ah, that's not at all the same thing... I was surprised too ; but Knogle's sharp
Just defending my turf, ya know.
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