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    Hi i have conditional offers as follows:

    Economics and Business with east european studies at UCL

    Economics and Finance at Southamton University

    Economics and Finance at Bristol

    Which one would be the best to accept career-wise? Say i wanted to get into banking/finance in the future...

    Also if anybody is taking the same course at UCL or has any useful information please help.
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    UCL > Bristol > Southampton

    Though, all are really good institutions.
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    Yeah UCL is the best university out of the lot, but would you say that that course is also the best out of the others?
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    (Original post by repsol7)
    Yeah UCL is the best university out of the lot, but would you say that that course is also the best out of the others?
    For Economics, UCL is epic bro.

    Apart from LSE/Cambridge, which are just ahead, on paper not my opinion, it's probably the best in the country.

    It also has an excellent international reputation - ranking 4th in the world.

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    (Original post by Focus08)
    As a whole (course+univ.), Bristol would be the best option, IMO
    Why would you say that?
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    (Original post by Focus08)
    UCL has the worst course of your options, but is the best uni.
    I agree that it is probably the least related to finance because of the east european studies, but would you say I would be in a good position for employment?
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    Depends on hwo you rate EBEES, is EES is your thing, then go with UCL, otherwise i would recommend Bristol, also mind telling me your predicteds for a level, subjects taken, and your offer for E+F at bristol, because i got rejected few days ago from Bristol, wasn't my first choice but would like to some extent why i did, i asked them why and they said i'll get a reply in april
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    Seriously, you'd be silly to put Bristol or Soton over UCL.
    UCL = much more respected by banks, consulting etc.

    They're all good though.
    But it's like this:
    UCL > BRISTOL > SOTON
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    My A levels are Economics, Physics and Math and i am predicted 3 A's but my college dont predict A*s otherwise i would be predicted A* for math.

    EES isnt really my thing, I just heard that people doing unrelated subjects like Geography at big universities become investment bankers so I thought that because its UCL and it is somewhat related to finance (economics and business) UCL was the one to go for...
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    (Original post by teshnit)
    also mind telling me your predicteds for a level, subjects taken, and your offer for E+F at bristol
    Sorry if i didnt make it clear enough, i got offers from UCL and Soton but i still havent heard from Bristol, i was just looking at my options, what were your subjects and predicted a levels like?
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    (Original post by agolati)
    UCL = much more respected by banks, consulting etc.
    I agree, but wouldnt that course at UCL put me at a disadvantage because of EES?
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    (Original post by repsol7)
    Hi i have conditional offers as follows:

    Economics and Business with east european studies at UCL

    Economics and Finance at Southamton University

    Economics and Finance at Bristol

    Which one would be the best to accept career-wise? Say i wanted to get into banking/finance in the future...

    Also if anybody is taking the same course at UCL or has any useful information please help.
    UCL most definitely then Bristol, the sheer reputation of UCL is an added benefit along with its location and relationship with bankers etc. This is my opinion....
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    For straight economics I would go UCL for sure.....but the Bristol course is better than the one you have an offer for at UCL, so I would probably go with Brizzle.
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    (Original post by repsol7)
    Sorry if i didnt make it clear enough, i got offers from UCL and Soton but i still havent heard from Bristol, i was just looking at my options, what were your subjects and predicted a levels like?
    its all in my sig mate under ucas 2011

    GCSE: 2A* 5A 2B 1C(french)
    AS: AABBB
    A2 Predicted: AABA Maths/Economics/Physics/General Studies
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    On the Apprentice, Chris was an Investment Banker and he did a Politics and American Studies degree and got a first.

    The point of this seemingly useless information is that taking a different subject won't affect your chances. Even if it did, you are still taking a finance-based degree. As long as you get a good mark, it won't matter.

    As others have said UCL > Bristol > Southampton. All are really good and I personally would choose Soton over Bristol but in statistics and the general opinion, UCL > B > S. Unless you don't feel like you could do/want to do Eastern Euopean Studies, in which case go with your gut mate.
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    Sorry to hijack the thread hahah but I am in a similar position as I have offers from UCL for EBEES and St. Andrews for Econ L100, what do you think? I like UCL's position in the city and I do like history (which I intend to study via EES). Do you think it justifies turning down St. Andrews? I know in terms of employment UCL is top notch and EBEES sends grads to all the top banks. St. Andrews is a great uni in a small town however, and from what I have heard it is mildly overrated, though not denying that it is top 10.
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    yeah similar situations kind of, and from what i heard and read i am inclined to go for UCL... but it all depends on you and whether you want a postgraduate economics degree and in that case St Andrews would probably be the better option.
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    (Original post by repsol7)
    yeah similar situations kind of, and from what i heard and read i am inclined to go for UCL... but it all depends on you and whether you want a postgraduate economics degree and in that case St Andrews would probably be the better option.
    I don't think I'll be doing postgrad econ, might do an MBA but who knows. I am also inclined to go for UCL however I am worried that the teaching quality might not be up to scratch and that – even though I like Eastern European history – I might not like the course. That being said, I am also worried that I will get tired of straight econ! Further, the lifestyles of the universities are completely different hahah. I wonder though, what is the reputation of the course amongst UCL students, is it seen as Econ for dossers/rich Russians? I mean if IB's do employ grads then I can't complain however it wouldn't be nice to be looked down upon as L100's challenged little brother.
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    Straight Econ, is never that straight, since you take extra modules of YOUR choice, and lean towards some specialities, that YOU prefer. However problem with EES is, it kinda then takes away some of the chances for you to specialise in your wanted area because of having fixed modules dedicated to EES
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    I think it's important to note that the economics modules in EBEES are taught not by the Economics Department but by the School of Slavic and East European Studies.

    Firstly, you need to think about what sort of course you want to do. The courses at Bristol and Southampton are pretty much identical. The UCL course, however, is vastly different, with it being far more light on the economic theory you'll cover, and all that you do cover is focused on Eastern Europe.

    Secondly, think about locations and atmospheres. All three are vastly different in terms of location, atmosphere, and general vibe.

    You seem to be more focused by career prospects, and it's true UCL has an easier time getting people into IB. But at the end of the day, if you're focused enough, and are meant to get into IB, you'll make it. Southampton does have an active Investment Society with plenty of speakers, and I personally know of three graduates who've gone into IB, but in real terms barely anyone is interested in going into finance; a recent speaker from an IB said that while it would be harder to get into IB from Soton compared to elsewhere such as Oxbridge, he said it was still possible if people were proactive about it, and then asked how how many people actually wanted to work in the City, to which about 5 out of 120 people put their hands up.

    Personally, though, given the choice, I'd definitely choose Bristol without a doubt.
 
 
 
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