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    I have noticed that SOAS is not mentioned or taken onto notice by this forum for economics.

    It's ranked 4th for eocnomcis and from what i hear is a pretty good uni.

    Do u think it's better to do economics in SOAS or Quenn Mary?
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    (Original post by Ellis)
    I have noticed that SOAS is not mentioned or taken onto notice by this forum for economics.

    It's ranked 4th for eocnomcis and from what i hear is a pretty good uni.

    Do u think it's better to do economics in SOAS or Quenn Mary?
    Hi, I'm studying Economics at SOAS but I wouldn't agree with its ranking. It's a good uni but I wouldnt say its that good for econ (top 20 maybe but not 4th!). I think its a much better uni than Queen Mary though but if you're not interested in studying about the asian/african economy, then Queen Mary would suit u more. Economics at SOAS focuses more on asia/africa and the developing economies because its a specialist school. You also also choose to study optional courses from different departments alongside economics. Asian/African languages are quite popular choices. Becoz its a small university thats probably the reason why its not as popular as the big london universities but its still a great uni.
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    It's a good university, but don't go by those Guardian rankings. They're not very reliable or widely accepted.

    It's definitely not top 4. It is fantastic though, if you are interested in studying Asian/African/ and other developing economies. It can't be beat in the UK for anything African or Oriental.
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    What is best with economics
    finance management
    finance
    Law
    history
    Chinese
    or by it's own?

    i was told that there was no point into doing combined degrees and could make u less competitive in IB
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    (Original post by Ellis)
    What is best with economics
    finance management
    finance
    Law
    history
    Chinese
    or by it's own?

    i was told that there was no point into doing combined degrees and could make u less competitive in IB
    Just do whichever one you think you'd do better in and enjoy more.
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    work comes before enjoyment, no point of going to uni and enjoying it if i can't get a job at the end.
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    (Original post by Ellis)
    work comes before enjoyment, no point of going to uni and enjoying it if i can't get a job at the end.
    Not true. For IB you're fine with most degrees. If at interview you can be passionate about what you studies, your chances are higher. You'll probably also do better in something you enjoy, again magnifying your chances of a job.
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    hmmm thanks.

    so i've decided to retake 4 units and then go looking for work exp.
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    Can't go wrong with SOAS. Damn fine university.
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    are you sure? i was todl that Banks have a low opinion of SOAS
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    In which case I'm pretty f*****. I think as long as you have an interest there's a possibility.
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    If you look at the topic "truth about i-banking" I posted a link to an HSBC recruitment schedule, and they have recruited at the SOAS campus.

    I also think the reason people think banks don't like SOAS is the lack of SOAS graduates who want to enter the field in the first place. I'm applying to SOAS but want to go the City. My academic interests happen to be on Africa, so I want to go to a top school in the field. But why would that mean that I can't be a banker? Personally I find economic issues in the developing world to be very complex, and I think they give you a good background for confronting challenging projects in finance.
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    If you look at the topic "truth about i-banking" I posted a link to an HSBC recruitment schedule, and they have recruited at the SOAS campus.

    I also think the reason people think banks don't like SOAS is the lack of SOAS graduates who want to enter the field in the first place. I'm applying to SOAS but want to go the City. My academic interests happen to be on Africa, so I want to go to a top school in the field. But why would that mean that I can't be a banker? Personally I find economic issues in the developing world to be very complex, and I think they give you a good background for confronting challenging projects in finance.
    Don't forget you already have a Stanford degree under your belt, and that's huge!
 
 
 
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