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    I've received offers over the past week for MSc International Political Economy at LSE and Masters in South Asian studies at Oxford. Any suggestions on which I should accept? Anyone out there in the same boat?
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    You're asking in an LSE forum - what do you think we're going to say? :p:

    TBH if you're planning on going into the business world, I'd get the LSE MSc, it sounds a little more applicable to business. Of course I'm biased towards LSE so my advice might not be the soundest out there :dontknow:
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    Woolcott: I'm new to the Student room (joined today!). Yeah.. I should probably post this in the generic admissions forum.
    Thanx for your comment, though!
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    Do what you think you'll enjoy the most and what would reap the most rewards by the end...
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    I think I will enjoy both courses....but hearing that LSE has job prospects that are way better than Oxford, I am confused...
    Also I guess I will have to wait to hear about the Oxford college I am offered.... which could possibly shift the balance in favour of LSE.
    BTW has anyone got any college offers from Oxford?
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    (Original post by cascade3)
    I've received offers over the past week for MSc International Political Economy at LSE and Masters in South Asian studies at Oxford. Any suggestions on which I should accept? Anyone out there in the same boat?
    south asian studies?
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    surely looking at the name of the courses LSE sounds far more relevant to the real world, unless you plan to live and work with something to do with asia?
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    (Original post by danny111)
    south asian studies?
    Danny 111 - it's MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford
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    (Original post by cascade3)
    Danny 111 - it's MSc in Contemporary India at Oxford
    in that case, international political economy sounds much more reputable. it even combines 3 of LSE's finest - econ and international studies and politics.


    but i guess if you wanna become an expert on india then of course the otehr one is better.
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    Thanks but the Oxford brand name, prestige, career options and general student experience is really clouding my judgement? It IS Oxford after all and the course is pretty good, though I am very very tempted by LSE as well. WHat to do ?
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    only you can decide. but to be honest, oxbridge teaching advantage wears off in postgrad study. as well as you being a masters now, i guess its only one year in which lets face it if you wanna do well you will need to work hard so postgrad shouldn be as much "student experience" as undergrad anymore. but thats my personal opinion.

    career options, i would say the LSE course is better, because the south asian one will only be gd for that area (personally i dont know what one can do with it, maybe work for some NGO that deals with India, idk).
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    what sort of jobs do people get after LSE IPE course?
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    (Original post by cascade3)
    what sort of jobs do people get after LSE IPE course?
    Contact LSE and ask for information/records on placements for the IPE course.
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    would they not give me like a super generic answer?
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    (Original post by cascade3)
    would they not give me like a super generic answer?
    I don't know tbh. It depends on the university. Some are willing to offer decent information and some aren't. It's worth trying anyway.
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    hmmm.. i guess no harm.... thanks for the advise anyways...
 
 
 
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