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    Loughborough, Birmingham, RHUL, SOAS or City? Leaning towards Loughborough as more IB's recruit there than all of the above, apart from maybe City which at ranked something like 25th and 45th, it is quite brilliant for Jobs, especially finance.
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    (Original post by IlexAquifolium)
    It's a good course, but less hyper-mathematical than some of the 'top' courses (Warwick, LSE, Cambridge, UCL). As for the ranking, no employer is going to turn an applicant down because the Times says their university has gone from 22 to 27 (or whatever). Really, they won't care. If you're aiming for IB or some ridiculously competitive career in the City, a Birmingham degree probably won't open huge numbers of doors (but Liverpool or QMUL won't either). For the vast, vast, vast majority of other careers, if you get a 2.i, the University won't come into it, and Birmingham will do you fine.

    For why yearly fluctuations in league tables should be disregarded as a basis for any kind of useful decision on where to spend three years (since the metrics only need vary very slightly to result in very large mid-table movements), see the guide in GUD.

    PS - unistats is the most reliable source out there, since their stats come direct from HEFCE.
    Cheers. thanks for the info. i diddn't know unistats are that reliable, but since they get their numbers from HEFCE, that must be something. Indeed, thank god for all you people on TSR. now i got my confidence back .
    But, just out of curiosity.. if i get a BSc for Bham, i would be able to get a Masters Degree from a better uni for example ? e.g Warwick,UCL ?
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    Cheers. thanks for the info. i diddn't know unistats are that reliable, but since they get their numbers from HEFCE, that must be something. Indeed, thank god for all you people on TSR. now i got my confidence back .
    But, just out of curiosity.. if i get a BSc for Bham, i would be able to get a Masters Degree from a better uni for example ? e.g Warwick,UCL ?
    I got my BA from Birmingham and got into Oxford for an MSc (but didn't go) - so yes, absolutely.
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    (Original post by humz2)
    The world, and the universe, revolves around London so come down here to study if you have any offers :top:
    :five:
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    It is okay
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    I wouldn't say it is one of the best universities to go to but it is far from being one of the worst.
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    (Original post by sensation24)
    I applied for BSc Economics this year. and from my 5 options Birmingham was the best, and i got an conditional offer, and don't get me wrong, i was excited. It's a good university. But now i've seen the new league tables in 2010, and dunno what to think anymore. Bham is ranked on 27.

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...e.htm?ipg=8726
    i)That table is not new it is old: came out April last year.
    ii)non-Subject specific League Tables are pretty much irrelevant.
    iii)Subject specific League Tables are much more rrelevant. i.e. you will be studying one specific subject not a mix of all subjects.
    iv)Many different assessment methodologies. And you can't expect a table to tell you what to do when going to uni is a personal decision and what is right for one person is not right for another. But as it's TAELT entry shows Birmingham is better estimated as one of the 10-15 best unis for the subject you are studying (rather than 27th):
    14) Birmingham AAB m#a (2009 ABB) 403 24.1K (Times 10th(7th),Independent 14th(12th),Guardian 6th(4th)) 2008 Freshers Thread
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=900865
    v) Birmingham is getting 'better': e.g. more competitive.
    vi)
    (Original post by sensation24)
    Actually, i love it ! i love the city ( big city ), the uni campus, the uni & everything. From what i've seen/heard .. seems like my kind of university. But i'm worried about my graduate prospects..Don't wanna be another jobless guy with a degree..
    I don't see that happenening.
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    It is okay
    I've had a quick scoop on your profile. You've chose the same course as me :yep: . what unis did you apply to ? any offers ?
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    i)That table is not new it is old: came out April last year.
    ii)non-Subject specific League Tables are pretty much irrelevant.
    iii)Subject specific League Tables are much more rrelevant. i.e. you will be studying one specific subject not a mix of all subjects.
    iv)Many different assessment methodologies. And you can't expect a table to tell you what to do when going to uni is a personal decision and what is right for one person is not right for another. But as it's TAELT entry shows Birmingham is better estimated as one of the 10-15 best unis for the subject you are studying (rather than 27th):
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=900865
    v) Birmingham is getting 'better': e.g. more competitive.
    vi)
    I don't see that happenening.
    Paul, helpful as always . Cheers. ty for visiting my thread. got a lil bit worried about Bham's effectiveness, but it's okay now. yeah, i've checked and re-checked TAELT these past days, and i believe you are right. Bham should be in the top 15 unis for Eco, so..that can't be bad.
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    i)That table is not new it is old: came out April last year.
    ii)non-Subject specific League Tables are pretty much irrelevant.
    iii)Subject specific League Tables are much more rrelevant. i.e. you will be studying one specific subject not a mix of all subjects.
    iv)Many different assessment methodologies. And you can't expect a table to tell you what to do when going to uni is a personal decision and what is right for one person is not right for another. But as it's TAELT entry shows Birmingham is better estimated as one of the 10-15 best unis for the subject you are studying (rather than 27th):
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=900865
    v) Birmingham is getting 'better': e.g. more competitive.
    vi)
    I don't see that happenening.
    Paul, helpful as always . Cheers. ty for visiting my thread. got a lil bit worried about Bham's effectiveness, but it's okay now. yeah, i've checked and re-checked TAELT these past days, and i believe you are right. Bham should be in the top 15 unis for Eco, so..that can't be bad.
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    sry for my double posting. damn internet connection
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    (Original post by sensation24)
    I've had a quick scoop on your profile. You've chose the same course as me :yep: . what unis did you apply to ? any offers ?
    :five:

    Cambridge, LSE, UCL, SOAS and City.

    Got rejected from Cambridge and offer from LSE but there is noooo way I am going to met it.

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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    :five:

    Cambridge, LSE, UCL, SOAS and City.

    Got rejected from Cambridge and offer from LSE but there is noooo way I am going to met it.

    You?
    Never say never lol, and it's good to see a fellow SOAS and City applicant, aren't too many of those around here! Are you going to the SOAS Applicant open day on the 10th?
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Never say never lol, and it's good to see a fellow SOAS and City applicant, aren't too many of those around here! Are you going to the SOAS Applicant open day on the 10th?
    Okay, Very unlikely then
    Have applied to similar unis. Nice =)
    I might, I am not sure yet.

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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    Okay, Very unlikely then
    Have applied to similar unis. Nice =)
    I might, I am not sure yet.

    You?
    Yup, just want to look at the library again, if I could personify it, it would be one sexy library lol! Im actually planning on studying there for my final exam revision, it looks pretty awsome! I sound like such a nerd getting all hungover about a library lol! The other bit is is that I get to miss a whole double period of Stats!

    Any news from UCL? And what did you get at AS if you don't
    mind me asking? There's no reason LSE wouldn't give you an offer for Economics if they thought you couldn't meet it!
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    Yup, just want to look at the library again, if I could personify it, it would be one sexy library lol! Im actually planning on studying there for my final exam revision, it looks pretty awsome! I sound like such a nerd getting all hungover about a library lol! The other bit is is that I get to miss a whole double period of Stats!

    Any news from UCL? And what did you get at AS if you don't
    mind me asking? There's no reason LSE wouldn't give you an offer for Economics if they thought you couldn't meet it!
    I have been to SOAS before, It is awesome :p:
    Same the next three years actually :p:

    I got AAAAB.
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    (Original post by sensation24)
    sry for my double posting. damn internet connection
    No need to apologise as far as I am concerned: if you are going to say nice things about me you can multi post as much as you like. :yep:
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    No need to apologise as far as I am concerned: if you are going to say nice things about me you can multi post as much as you like. :yep:
    LMAO! You will be missed PaulWhy, Im sure we might actually see a decline In the number of Economics applicants as Perfect Knowledge is lost creating imperfect conditions.
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    (Original post by Butterfly1991)
    I have been to SOAS before, It is awesome :p:
    Same the next three years actually :p:

    I got AAAAB.
    Nice results! I presume you were predicted straight A's:p:

    Is that you In your profile pic?
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    (Original post by hamzab)
    LMAO! You will be missed PaulWhy, Im sure we might actually see a decline In the number of Economics applicants as Perfect Knowledge is lost creating imperfect conditions.
    Yes, I am sure that many econ courses will have spaces in 2011.
    It is going to be a big problem.
 
 
 
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