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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    lol yeah i've applied for the BA one. but im thinking that manchester as a uni has got a good reputation right.. so maybe if i get a good economics degree from there it will look good for employment etc?
    Depends what modules you pick, however after looking at the module list if you pick the 'wrong' ones your degree may essentially become a joint honours with too much sociology in it which will harm your chances most likely.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    leeds met :/
    Then Manchester looks a step up:
    i) Leeds Met does not even make it to TAELT.
    ii) So am I right in thinking your current course is not straight economics?
    iii) Times Economics League Table has Leeds Met in 64th position.
    iv) Manchester is in the 30s for economics.

    So that would all suggest that transferring is a good idea.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    leeds met :/
    are you trying to break into IB?
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    yeah im planning on going to the open day in march.. and yeah what the hell is all this economics & social studies thing about? i've applied for straight economics, but on the offer letter it said economics and social studies.. anybody know what thats about?

    it might be a stupid question but i dont really get it lol
    I am really confused with the whole social studies thing =/
    Also as paulwhy said hey atleast Manc uni is a big step up from the Leeds met. How come you went there in the first place?
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    are you trying to break into IB?
    how come you are asking him that?
    He may just want to go a to a more reputable uni.
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    how come you are asking him that?
    He may just want to go a to a more reputable uni.
    Reason i'm asking is because he says he's unsure about manchester. If he wants to get into IB then it's for the best going from leeds met -> manchester but even so, manchester is always better than leeds met regardless of career ambitions. It may not be the best uni for economics but it's a hell of a step up from leeds met.

    When i said previously that league tables/ranking mean little if you're not going for the top top jobs, i mean that with reason :p:
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    Reason i'm asking is because he says he's unsure about manchester. If he wants to get into IB then it's for the best going from leeds met -> manchester but even so, manchester is always better than leeds met regardless of career ambitions. It may not be the best uni for economics but it's a hell of a step up from leeds met.

    When i said previously that league tables/ranking mean little if you're not going for the top top jobs, i mean that with reason :p:
    oh right, I see - even so, I dont know much about IB, but Manchester isnt targeted much is it?
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    oh right, I see - even so, I dont know much about IB, but Manchester isnt targeted much is it?
    neither do i tbh :p: but general consensus is it's "easy" ("" as it's relative not literally easy lol) at the top 5 and gets harder and harder further down you move. Of course there will be exceptions to the rule but those exceptions tend to be amazing
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Then Manchester looks a step up:
    i) Leeds Met does not even make it to TAELT.
    ii) So am I right in thinking your current course is not straight economics?yup, its not straight economics
    iii) Times Economics League Table has Leeds Met in 64th position.
    iv) Manchester is in the 30s for economics.

    So that would all suggest that transferring is a good idea.

    yeah it is definitely worth transferring.. but im just a bit disappointed that it isn’t as good as i initially thought tbh
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    yeah it is definitely worth transferring.. but im just a bit disappointed that it isn’t as good as i initially thought tbh
    do not be disappointed, it is a lot better than leeds met!!
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    I am really confused with the whole social studies thing =/
    Also as paulwhy said hey atleast Manc uni is a big step up from the Leeds met. How come you went there in the first place?

    ama ask when i go for the openday thing.. i'll let you know what they say. and leeds met is a long story lol
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    I am really confused with the whole social studies thing =/
    haven't looked at the course structure but from the sound of it, i think you're going to have to do some compulsory (and possibly boring modules if you're anything like me) that's based on economics but social stuff at the same time such as politics, economic history, behavioral economics etc etc

    Of course i may be completely wrong
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    haven't looked at the course structure but from the sound of it, i think you're going to have to do some compulsory (and possibly boring modules if you're anything like me) that's based on economics but social stuff at the same time such as politics, economic history, behavioral economics etc etc

    Of course i may be completely wrong
    No, what you have said makes sense.. there is a compulsory 'social studies' module (politics i think) you have to take at manc..
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    oh right, I see - even so, I dont know much about IB, but Manchester isnt targeted much is it?
    To be fair to Manchester, league tables give a bad picture of it. But, lol manchester only really does bad on student satifaction and lol a lot of unis put lots to move up league tables by basically getting people to give better satisfacation and other stuff.

    Hmm, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1127514

    I wouldn't say IB is not targeted at Manchester as on the career event they had RBS and other banks and other investement banks.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    yeah it is definitely worth transferring.. but im just a bit disappointed that it isn’t as good as i initially thought tbh
    Hmmm, lol if you get good grades in the summer try and apply for a summer placement in between second and third year(well, at the beginning of the second year). There career section is really good and yeah they give out advice on how to write a good CV and how to get a placement in the summer.

    If you get good grades then try for placement e.t.c. I'm pretty sure you can get a top job. But, yeah they have got a good career facility. However, I don't know about the teaching in the economics department.
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    Hmmm, lol if you get good grades in the summer try and apply for a summer placement in between second and third year(well, at the beginning of the second year). There career section is really good and yeah they give out advice on how to write a good CV and how to get a placement in the summer.

    If you get good grades then try for placement e.t.c. I'm pretty sure you can get a top job. But, yeah they have got a good career facility. However, I don't know about the teaching in the economics department.
    yeah, definately. i've always thought i'd apply for summer placements etc.. but to be honest alot of this IB stuff goes over my head lol.. need to swat up on whats what.

    oh and you do look asian. :p:
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    yeah, definitely. i've always thought i'd apply for summer placements etc.. but to be honest alot of this IB stuff goes over my head lol.. need to swat up on whats what.

    oh and you do look asian. :p:
    Lol, well I was thinking of that also, but not IB. But, wouldn't you need to pay for travel? as lol I thought placements are for rich people. Bill Lionheart has a good website for it.

    Where did this come from?
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    yeah, definitely. i've always thought i'd apply for summer placements etc.. but to be honest alot of this IB stuff goes over my head lol.. need to swat up on whats what.

    oh and you do look asian. :p:
    some friendly advice, if you want to get in a BB (bulge bracket) then you REALLY have your work cut out for you. You need to do more than swat up you need to know it inside out and i would suggest getting a first too. Most people applying to BB IBs will all be aiming for firsts/high 2.1s and most of them will spend their days and nights learning all they can about the world of finance. And you neeeeeeeeeeed to do an internship.

    Work hard, the reward is definitely worth it.
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    Lol, well I was thinking of that also, but not IB. But, wouldn't you need to pay for travel? as lol I thought placements are for rich people. Bill Lionheart has a good website for it.

    Where did this come from?
    hmm, well as i say i dont really know much about this sort of thing yet.. who the hell is bill lionheart ?! hahaa


    and in your pic, you look asian lol.. not half black/white
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    Manchester is good for Economics. If you want to specialise in Economics do their BEconSci programme, Manchester has a lot of other courses which are basically interdisciplinary for people who aren't hardcore economists but want to get a more quantitative social science education. I reckon if you have an interest in politics/social policy/sociology you would get more out of doing Manchester's BA Econ programme than you would doing a straight politics/social policy/sociology course somewhere, because the economic knowledge will underpin what you learn in the others.

    Manchester offers more of these interdisciplinary options than other places because it is pretty good across the board in these social sciences especially at research level. In the last RAE (which is IMO the most important table) Manchester was joint top for sociology, just below the top ones for economics and politics in which it came out with the same scores as Cambridge for both. That's not saying a Manchester degree is going to open quite as many doors as a Cambridge degree, its saying when the RAE assessors checked the quality of research done there, they were on a par.

    The've also got a lot of strong research centres which overlap - Institute of Social Change, Brooks World Poverty Institute, IPEG, Manchester Centre for Political Theory, so they are good for postgrad and research students in the social sciences who have interdisciplinary interests.

    Overall I'd say Manchester was a good place to be going if you are an economist with an interest in politics and social issues. Most of the people who come on here bashing Manchester are the ones focused on private sector banking and City jobs, maybe it isn't in the "in" crowd for the investment banks then, but it is rated very highly on the RAE.
 
 
 
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