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    (Original post by ciscodave)
    Thanks for all your comments, not sure I have an answer, I did not do that well in maths at A level got a D so I suspect that the BA economic route might be better for me than the Bsc route. I still have had no feedback on if it is better to study economics at Portsmouth or Plymouth?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...uide-economics
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...y-league-table
    Well Plymouth seems to be higher rated economics-wise (31st versus 45th) and overall ratings (49th versus 85th) , so it may be a bit more prestigious? I don't know a lot about either university to be honest. Consider posting in their relevant sections on this forums and see if there are any current students who can give you some info:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=165
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=59

    http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/un...s%29+Economics
    From here it looks like the Maths content isn't too heavy in the BSc at plymouth, you might do some in the first year module 'Economics: methods and applications' and some will be involved in Econometrics in year 2 (although that involves calculations through computer software). Seeing as the Maths requirement is only a C at GCSE then I imagine they will work through it pretty well from the basics.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    :rofl: I've already secured a job, I get to study theoretical econometrics in my 'less mathematically rigorous' BA, which I thoroughly enjoy. Why would I be insecure. Like I said earlier it's only A level students that tend to have this notion that they're so much more employable because they do Economics and they do a BSc. The last time I commented on the BA/BSc topic was probably more than six months ago, but I'm flattered that you've done your research on me.
    Ah, nice one on the job. Where is it at and what's it doing?

    Also... not quite sure how you can enjoy the theoretical econometrics. I used to, but now absolutely hate it. Trust me, the joy won't last long.
    I'm dreading having to go over this during the Easter holiday: http://www.2shared.com/document/QGuS...odelFinal.html
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    Ah, nice one on the job. Where is it at and what's it doing?

    Also... not quite sure how you can enjoy the theoretical econometrics. I used to, but now absolutely hate it. Trust me, the joy won't last long.
    I'm dreading having to go over this during the Easter holiday: http://www.2shared.com/document/QGuS...odelFinal.html
    I know my third year module is going to be super hard and to be honest I enjoy everything apart from when it comes to using proofs using Gaussian distributions i.e inference :mob:
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    They seriously created a course called 'Applied Economics' :lolwut: Sound like their making up courses just to get more students. I would personally go for Economics at Plymouth to stop the inevitable chuckle an economics student would give you if you said you did applied economics.
    St Andrews has something called Applied Econ

    http://portal.st-andrews.ac.uk/admis...ject=Economics
 
 
 
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