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    Hello everyone, I am doing a degree in International Relations and I would like to do a Graduate Diploma in Economics and then an MSC (maybe even pHd) in economics. BUT, though I love this subject and would work really hard for it, I am unsure as to how good I will be in it: I am not naturally good at maths and I need to spend a considerable amount of time studying it. So I am worried about writing a dissertation on it. On the other hand, I am very good in IR, but I am not really enthusiastic in this field (ever since I started my course, I only do reading for the course, not out of interest).
    Also, does it matter where I do my Graduate Diploma? Say I do it at a London Uni such as SOAS, RHUL (for financial reasons), would it be ok? Or shall I apply to Warwick (though it would be more expensive).
    Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by itzme)
    Hello everyone, I am doing a degree in International Relations and I would like to do a Graduate Diploma in Economics and then an MSC (maybe even pHd) in economics. BUT, though I love this subject and would work really hard for it, I am unsure as to how good I will be in it: I am not naturally good at maths and I need to spend a considerable amount of time studying it. So I am worried about writing a dissertation on it. On the other hand, I am very good in IR, but I am not really enthusiastic in this field (ever since I started my course, I only do reading for the course, not out of interest).
    Also, does it matter where I do my Graduate Diploma? Say I do it at a London Uni such as SOAS, RHUL (for financial reasons), would it be ok? Or shall I apply to Warwick (though it would be more expensive).
    Thanks a lot.
    I had a similar issue last year when I was looking, upto July I was set on going to Warwick, but realised the diploma isn't worth a great deal and is very expensive. I came to York to take an MA in Econ/Phil without having an econ background myself. Theres good and bad points as with any course, but it is quite interesting. I could have opted to take the advanced courses, ie those in the MSc's. However, I didn't want to take them as they are mostly just applied math. But it's something worth considering.
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    (Original post by chap54)
    I had a similar issue last year when I was looking, upto July I was set on going to Warwick, but realised the diploma isn't worth a great deal and is very expensive. I came to York to take an MA in Econ/Phil without having an econ background myself. Theres good and bad points as with any course, but it is quite interesting. I could have opted to take the advanced courses, ie those in the MSc's. However, I didn't want to take them as they are mostly just applied math. But it's something worth considering.
    Thanks for ur answer. What subject did u study at undergraduate level?so would it be better to do the graduate diploma or do a masters in economics and another subject?i already took a year out and i will have to waste another year to do a diploma. I just want to do a phd asap!
 
 
 
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