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I don't see how LSE can appear in league tables as it offers so few subjects compared with Oxford,Cambridge,Durham,Bristol. ..and therefore it is much easier to be rated internationally outstanding and to concentrate on 10 subjects and tell the whole world how good they are at everything.Nevertheless it is excellent forwhat it offers in most cases. Does anyone feel the same or I am the only phony guy who feels that way???
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I don't see how LSE can appear in league tables as it offers so few subjects compared with Oxford,Cambridge,Durham,Bristol. ..and therefore it is much easier to be rated internationally outstanding and to concentrate on 10 subjects and tell the whole world how good they are at everything.Nevertheless it is excellent forwhat it offers in most cases. Does anyone feel the same or I am the only phony guy who feels that way???
There's a logical problem in your argument, Nissa, see if you can work it out: somebody is outstanding at football, but doesn't play cricket. So everybody says, 'ah he's only good at football because he doesn't do cricket and he's not interested in ten-pin bowling... therefore his footballing brilliance doesn't count...' Would you say Maradona's achievements as a footballer didn't matter because he was a specialist, and he didn't do basket-weaving or poetry?

LSE's subject range is wider than you think: economics, law, economic history, international history, geography, demography, sociology, social philosophy, logic and scientific method, accountancy, business studies, development studies, international relations, government, statistics, biology and ethics, mathematics, town-planning, architecture, literature...

On the other hand the list of degree subjects gives only a partial guide, as there are so many research centres, covering everything from school education to medicine.

Furthermore UCL/Oxbridge etc have the advantage that their science and technology faculties bring in lots of money that they can then use across their subject areas, simply because science and technology are expensive-does this give them an unfair advantage?
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