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    Economics BA from University of Essex or Economics BAecon from University of Manchester

    Economics at Essex: I believe the economics department at essex is better than manchesters, however the university isnt ranked as high.

    Economics at Manchester: on completion of the degree, your certificate would state that you completed a degree in "economics specialising in sociology". I don't know why manchester have decided this with their economics degree :s

    would manchesters degree look more "watered down"

    which economics course would you do?

    thanks in advance

    EDIT: which is better in terms of job prospects
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    (Original post by accesstohe)
    Economics BA from University of Essex or Economics BAecon from University of Manchester

    Economics at Essex: I believe the economics department at essex is better than manchesters, however the university isnt ranked as high.

    Economics at Manchester: on completion of the degree, your certificate would state that you completed a degree in "economics specialising in sociology". I don't know why manchester have decided this with their economics degree :s

    would manchesters degree look more "watered down"

    which economics course would you do?

    thanks in advance

    EDIT: which is better in terms of job prospects
    Manchester is the more 'highly rated' institution but, Essex's Econ department is excellent. It depends where you are aiming in job terms - for most things, university choice won't matter too much, so pick the one you like the most.
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    (Original post by D.R.E)
    Manchester is the more 'highly rated' institution but, Essex's Econ department is excellent. It depends where you are aiming in job terms - for most things, university choice won't matter too much, so pick the one you like the most.
    Thanks, which would be better if say, I wanted to go into investment banking or to become a business analyst?
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    (Original post by accesstohe)
    Thanks, which would be better if say, I wanted to go into investment banking or to become a business analyst?
    Well, as I said, Manchester is the more highly ranked university so it would better for IB.

    Probably not so much for business analyst.
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    Visit both. Compare atmospheres, locations, the modules available, the lecturers who'll be there, the students, and everything else that'll make your experiences different. Then choose based on that. The differences in career prospects will be pretty much non-existent.
 
 
 
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