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    I want to do a degree in Economics, possibly joint with international relations/politics. Obviously as I don't do A level maths a Bsc is out of the question.

    What I was wondering is how does a BA in Economics differ from a Bsc in terms of reputation and career prospects, because some people on this forum don't even seem to acknowledge the subject as a BA?
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    The Bsc is obviously the better choice.If you aren't a math type of person like me here are other options for you.
    How about a PPE degree?
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    (Original post by Theconomist)
    The Bsc is obviously the better choice.If you aren't a math type of person like me here are other options for you.
    How about a PPE degree?
    I'm not that interested in studying philosophy. I'm actually more keen on International Relations than Politics, there are a few Uni's that do Economics with IR although the selection is a bit limited.

    Thanks for the link, I saw the wiki page. There's still not very much info on the BA though.
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    Whether it is a BA or BSc is irrelevant, not all BSc's require maths and not all BSc's are mathematical. Look at each individual course to determine whether the modules offered are to your preference. I would suggest doing maybe Econ + Pol as the politics side will have a natural connection to IR. In terms of job prospects doing a BA instead of Bsc is not going to get you a job nor lose you one, your university, achievements, work experience and extra curricular activities will dictate this more.
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    There really should be a suicide emoticon. It would come in great use when these sorts of threads pop up.

    Simply put, the BA/BSc discussion isn’t as clear cut as one being more mathematical than the other.

    Additionally, by the mere fact you want to do a joint honours course with IR and/or Politics, your course won’t be that mathematical.

    Also, it’s important to realise that many programmes have IR modules available for study despite them being Economics and Politics.

    On a lighter note, IR is a great discipline to study and I thoroughly enjoyed taking an outside module in it in my first semester. It was really interesting to see how everything linked together.
 
 
 
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