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    Bsc economics at Loughborough

    Ba economics at Essex

    Ba(econ) at Manchester


    Which one has the best career prospects? I know Essex has the best economics department out of the three. However, Loughborough's Bsc course might give that slight edge when applying for jobs. Manchester is a well respected university but the economics degree certificare they offer will read "BA(econ) economics and social studies".

    Which would benefit me more in terms of career prospects?

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    I doubt any of them will give a slight edge over any of the others, they will all be seen around the same level. Essex has a good department so if you want to stay in the field of economics or do something academic in the future it might be better for networking.

    But if your career plans are to work as an accountant/actuary/work generally in the financial sector then they will all be about the same. If you want to be a strategic consultant or work in investment banking then it will be a struggle to get noticed, from any of them.
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    Manchester personally, i wouldn't worry to much about the BA(Econ), since i found out in economics the difference between BA and BSc has very little difference, except slightly less maths involved and sometimes if a uni offers both BA and BSc, the BA may have a lower typical offer (I choose sheffield BA over BSc for that reason). Networking options as well as companies coming for presentations and fairs etc is big at manchester i've been told, and much higher than average number of firms go there for various different sectors too
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    (Original post by teshnit)
    Manchester personally, i wouldn't worry to much about the BA(Econ), since i found out in economics the difference between BA and BSc has very little difference, except slightly less maths involved and sometimes if a uni offers both BA and BSc, the BA may have a lower typical offer (I choose sheffield BA over BSc for that reason). Networking options as well as companies coming for presentations and fairs etc is big at manchester i've been told, and much higher than average number of firms go there for various different sectors too
    Manchester would be my first choice, plus the BA(Econ) thing doesn't really bother me too much - it's just that the certificate awarded upon graduation won't say "economics" it will say "economics and social studies specialising in____" Don't you think that downgrades the degree? :\
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    manc > lboro > essex
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    Not at all, how do you know it will say "specialising in etc" anyway? The main part is that you have an Economics degree from Manchester, other than that it won't matter too much, and what's the full title course on your UCAS application? Also, mind me asking what's the offer and congrats on the 3 offers btw Manchester is looking like to be my insurance, depending on/if i get offers from Reading/Birmingham, which if i do i predict will will be AAB, therefore need Manchester and Gen Studies as back up.
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    Your graduate prospects will be the same whichever you choose. It’s vital, however, that you choose a university where you will fit in and also one which offers the modules that suit your particular interests.

    Personally, location-wise, I’d much rather Manchester, but at the same time, I think Essex probably offers the more interesting range of modules. Also, after a quick check, I may be mistaken, but I don’t think Manchester requires you to do a dissertation or project. This is something you may want to look into.
 
 
 
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