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    (Original post by lordvulture)
    any americans out there?? how good exactly is UC berkerley, especially with a major in economics? ( I am primarily concerned about prestige and job opportunities) Is duke / Upenn liberal arts but probably major in econ better or LSE economics? I would also appreciate it ifvanyone who knows a good site/ place that i can find such information!!
    uc berkerley is good, probably the same as doing econ at nott/durham at a push warwick.

    duke is good perhaps the least reputable out of your list, however penn is amazing especially wharton but your more interests in econ then buss.

    lse econ in the us is not for some strange reason as well respected as it is here (europe) or asia.

    to be honest a degree from any makes little diff, however penn is a bit special like the same way we think ucl or lse is a bit special
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    (Original post by lordvulture)
    any americans out there?? how good exactly is UC berkerley, especially with a major in economics? ( I am primarily concerned about prestige and job opportunities) Is duke / Upenn liberal arts but probably major in econ better or LSE economics? I would also appreciate it ifvanyone who knows a good site/ place that i can find such information!!
    In the US only MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Chicago can be argued to be better than LSE for Economics.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    M1 a nightmare? I had to do M3.
    :L circular motion yay

    It makes me sad when I can't balance out rep.

    (Original post by Tomatochuckers)
    From hardest to easiest IMO

    S3
    C4
    C3
    S2
    S1
    C2/FP1
    D1
    C1

    Can't comment on D2
    :fuhrer: and this too. I pretty much agree with this (I removed the units I didn't do)

    ALSO, for those of you who haven't seen this
    UCAS applications change
    I do love a good old table of figures :love:
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    ABB offer from Nottingham for the A*AA course, its a bit of a joke of an offer :/
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    ABB offer from Nottingham for the A*AA course, its a bit of a joke of an offer :/
    I call bull****.

    EDIT: A* early would make sense
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    ABB offer from Nottingham for the A*AA course, its a bit of a joke of an offer :/
    If you've already got an A* it'd make sense, but otherwise that's silly
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    (Original post by Acerbic)
    If you've already got an A* it'd make sense, but otherwise that's silly
    That's probably it. In that case a lot of the guys who did their Maths A-level early have an "ABB" offer, with me being one of them.
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    ABB offer from Nottingham for the A*AA course, its a bit of a joke of an offer :/
    Congrats!

    Still waiting to hear from Nottingham myself.
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    Conditions
    This offer is subject to you obtaining

    GCE A level
    Grades AAA

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level
    Grades AABB

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level
    Grades AA

    plus D3 in Cambridge Pre-U

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level Grades ABB plus D3 in Cambridge Pre-U

    And no I didn't take an A level early
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    Conditions
    This offer is subject to you obtaining

    GCE A level
    Grades AAA

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level
    Grades AABB

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level
    Grades AA

    plus D3 in Cambridge Pre-U

    Alternative conditions

    GCE A level Grades ABB plus D3 in Cambridge Pre-U

    And no I didn't take an A level early
    D3 in Cambridge Pre-U is equivalent to an A. So your offer is really the same as AABB.
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    (Original post by zxh800)
    D3 in Cambridge Pre-U is equivalent to an A. So your offer is really the same as AABB.
    My Pre-U was Global Perspectives. And geting a D2 in that was so much easier then getting an A in any of my A levels.
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    (Original post by Purehakkai)
    My Pre-U was Global Perspectives. And geting a D2 in that was so much easier then getting an A in any of my A levels.
    Fair enough.
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    (Original post by WalkerPrince)
    In the US only MIT, Harvard, Stanford and Chicago can be argued to be better than LSE for Economics.
    that's probably the case for postgraduates, but US universities offer a liberal arts education at undergraduate level, and the majority of the education is not centred on eventual major (probably economics), so its a bit like comparing apple and oranges, and ranking tables can only offer a very rough idea.

    The only real thing I can draw upon for comparison is employability and prestige/ reputation. But I don't really know enough about the US environment A liberal arts education at Columbia/ Duke might well be far more attractive to employers (especially in America) than LSE econ graduates.
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    (Original post by tans8701)
    uc berkerley is good, probably the same as doing econ at nott/durham at a push warwick.

    duke is good perhaps the least reputable out of your list, however penn is amazing especially wharton but your more interests in econ then buss.

    lse econ in the us is not for some strange reason as well respected as it is here (europe) or asia.

    to be honest a degree from any makes little diff, however penn is a bit special like the same way we think ucl or lse is a bit special

    Hey this is an interesting discussion...

    what do you guys think about the global competitiveness of a UC Berkerley econ major vs a UCL econs grad? By competitiveness I mean being able to get interviews with major consulting firms and IBs. Let's assume ceteris paribus here haha.

    I am under the impression that US is more reputable for economics than the UK?

    That being said, I hope to be able to cross over to US for my master's after a getting a bachelors in economics from UCL..
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    (Original post by pandapower)
    Hey this is an interesting discussion...

    what do you guys think about the global competitiveness of a UC Berkerley econ major vs a UCL econs grad? By competitiveness I mean being able to get interviews with major consulting firms and IBs. Let's assume ceteris paribus here haha.

    I am under the impression that US is more reputable for economics than the UK?

    That being said, I hope to be able to cross over to US for my master's after a getting a bachelors in economics from UCL..
    What most people seem to forget is that the US unis are famous for their postgraduate study. They have the best PHD and Master programmes in the world without a single doubt. But their undergraduate programmes are not better than the UK ones. I would even go so far and say that the UK has better undergraduate programmes. Berkeley for instance is really good for economics. But their economics department is not famous because of their undergraduate study. Their Master's programmes are just really good. With a Bsc economics from UCL you won't have problems securing interviews at big IBs and Consulting firms in London. Only if you want to live in the USA and work there I'd choose Berkeley over the UK. But that's due to different reasons. IBs in the US almost never recruit from European unis. They prefer home students even if they studied in Wisconsin but that's a different story
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    (Original post by nightmare91)
    What most people seem to forget is that the US unis are famous for their postgraduate study. They have the best PHD and Master programmes in the world without a single doubt. But their undergraduate programmes are not better than the UK ones. I would even go so far and say that the UK has better undergraduate programmes. Berkeley for instance is really good for economics. But their economics department is not famous because of their undergraduate study. Their Master's programmes are just really good. With a Bsc economics from UCL you won't have problems securing interviews at big IBs and Consulting firms in London. Only if you want to live in the USA and work there I'd choose Berkeley over the UK. But that's due to different reasons. IBs in the US almost never recruit from European unis. They prefer home students even if they studied in Wisconsin but that's a different story
    I do want to stay in america afterwards, but I plan to do an MBA in america before looking for work if I head to LSE. LSE i think is also more famous for its postgraduate economics than undergrad, so im not really sure what to decide! Oh well, I haven't even got into the american unis yet, can probably worry about that after getting the offer haha
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    (Original post by pandapower)
    Hey this is an interesting discussion...

    what do you guys think about the global competitiveness of a UC Berkerley econ major vs a UCL econs grad? By competitiveness I mean being able to get interviews with major consulting firms and IBs. Let's assume ceteris paribus here haha.

    I am under the impression that US is more reputable for economics than the UK?

    That being said, I hope to be able to cross over to US for my master's after a getting a bachelors in economics from UCL..
    what nightmare says is true to an extent, i disagree ib's in us dont employee people from the euro look at fabrice tourre completed his undergrad degree in paris he is a brilliant ib'er and worked in the us successfully constucting the controversial abacus 10 model.
    i agree though postgraduate is the one in the us, espically things such as the jd at harvard that is extremely prestigious to the extent i would say no other course compares not even ppe at oxford, the us has more one off prestigious courses and universities such as the mba from wharton, chicago and columbia for economics not to mention harvard or stanford, these universities have endowments greater than total gdp of small countries, nothing in the uk really compares you must remember population is key it is more likely infact a certaintity that the us has more intelligent people as a raw figure thus more prestigious institutions are needed, they have the ivy league (8 unis) we have oxbride (2unis) this is not to say they are all smart some are dumb very dumb indeed.
    i would probably choose ucl econ over ucberkerley purely on basis of reputation albeit minimal, and if you really are a true ib'er you will get in with your talking coming from either university.
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    (Original post by Mumin)
    which are decent offers however East Anglia was meant to be my back up (being advertised at BBB) so I am slightly screwed if I do not get my A's.

    I honestly lost hope of being accepted to any decent university after my grades but it seems there is is always hope.
    When I checked the advertisement for East Anglia it said ABB
    Good luck, wish you all the best!
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    Offer from Nottingham!

    AAA or AABB

    Absolutely thrilled, especially as it was my first choice, and I was feeling quite down after getting rejected from St Andrews last night, but so happy now!
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    Offer from Nottingham!

    AAA or AABB

    Absolutely thrilled, especially as it was my first choice, and I was feeling quite down after getting rejected from St Andrews last night, but so happy now!
    Well done Nice to see someone get their first choice!
 
 
 
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