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where have current students got placements at?? ....and what type of jobs can you get from this degree since its more to the management side.... for eg. can i still go in to stuff like investment banking and stuff like thattt....
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also was this course in clearing???
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I worked as an analyst for the MoD in my placement year. If you're a top student then you can get a job wherever you like,generally. I'm now doing a PhD. But employers look for signals, so they might wonder why you didn't do straight economics instead of a management degree. It'd be up to you to demonstrate that you're good enough; e.g by getting a First overall and doing really well in finance modules such as Derivatives.
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(Original post by joe_bromfield)
I worked as an analyst for the MoD in my placement year. If you're a top student then you can get a job wherever you like,generally. I'm now doing a PhD. But employers look for signals, so they might wonder why you didn't do straight economics instead of a management degree. It'd be up to you to demonstrate that you're good enough; e.g by getting a First overall and doing really well in finance modules such as Derivatives.
hello, can i ask you what you had to do when working as an analyst for MoD, and whats the full name of the organisation?? :confused: Also does everyone get a guaranteed placement year if you take the degree, but obviously its up to us to find it?
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Ministry of Defence. I did basic statistics on injuries and deaths in the armed forces, wrote reports, and did time series ARIMA forecasting for army budgets. Mainly the statistics: number of injuries in each category, percentages, quartiles etc.

If you don't find a job you go straight into final year instead.
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(Original post by joe_bromfield)
Ministry of Defence. I did basic statistics on injuries and deaths in the armed forces, wrote reports, and did time series ARIMA forecasting for army budgets. Mainly the statistics: number of injuries in each category, percentages, quartiles etc.

If you don't find a job you go straight into final year instead.
oh but how much do aston help in finding you a placement, or is it completely up to you??

and would you recommend the course to others who are interested in economics mainly?
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Aston provided lists of jobs available but it was up to me to apply. You could also find your own job.

If you're interested in academia (being an economics lecturer) then I would NOT recommend doing the course. I did, but you'd be better off doing straight economics elsewhere. If you're just interested in Econ and want a job after you graduate, then the degree is good, although first year is a common all-round business year and has little econ.

EAM is less maths intensive than bsc econ.

The placement year is a great idea & all degrees should have it.
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(Original post by joe_bromfield)
Aston provided lists of jobs available but it was up to me to apply. You could also find your own job.

If you're interested in academia (being an economics lecturer) then I would NOT recommend doing the course. I did, but you'd be better off doing straight economics elsewhere. If you're just interested in Econ and want a job after you graduate, then the degree is good, although first year is a common all-round business year and has little econ.

EAM is less maths intensive than bsc econ.

The placement year is a great idea & all degrees should have it.
Hi again, I will be applying to aston with a pure econ personal statement...will this put me at a slight disadvantage?

I am a gap year student and achieved BBB (Econ79%, Maths78% and Bio76%) in my A Levels, I will be retaking all 3 subjects to try and get AAA....where do you think my chances stand?
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(Original post by jak67m)
Hi again, I will be applying to aston with a pure econ personal statement...will this put me at a slight disadvantage?

I am a gap year student and achieved BBB (Econ79%, Maths78% and Bio76%) in my A Levels, I will be retaking all 3 subjects to try and get AAA....where do you think my chances stand?
If you get any of those A-levels up to an A I'm sure you'll get in. I got ABBB on my A-levels and got in. Maths is the most important one.
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I am not doing maths at A-level, will i be able to get into the E&M course, i am currently predicted AAB
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(Original post by Vintage1234322)
I am not doing maths at A-level, will i be able to get into the E&M course, i am currently predicted AAB
My sister acheieved ABC in her alevels and secured a place for E&M at Aston. She is currently in her first year.

Im sure you'll get in!
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