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But it's not the LSE, is it?
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It's definetely not very meaningful to compare the two
Btw, -again correct me if I'm wrong- isn't the TQA of LSE for politics is 22 whereas Brum's is 24?
Just asking..No offence :rolleyes:
1/The TQA scores are all now years out of date. In any case they were based on the subjective judgement of a handful of randomly picked individuals after a brief visit. Not long ago they were scrapped, largely because LSE exercised its clout in complaining about how bureaucratic and tiresome the inspections were - somehow I don't think the result would have been the same if Birmingham complained - they just don't have the impact. Incidentally, LSE's average TQA scores over the whole period of the TQA were in the top handful.

2/In practice the difference between 22 and 24 points was minimal (anything from 22 to 24 points was regarded as 'excellent'). Often a few points difference was down to procedural and administrative factors-nothing directly to do with academic quality.

3/You need to go on much more than TQA scores to judge a university's quality as a teaching institution.

4/Sure, Birmingham's a very good university, but don't fool yourself that it has the standing of LSE.
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(Original post by Biggles)
Well, it's not exactly the LSE, now is it?

Hey, Biggles, good to see you're still rooting for our esteemed academy. What happened to the Oxbridge/Imperial/LSE thread, by the way? It seems to have been deleted....maybe somebody's a bad loser...
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Hey, Biggles, good to see you're still rooting for our esteemed academy. What happened to the Oxbridge/Imperial/LSE thread, by the way? It seems to have been deleted....maybe somebody's a bad loser...
Yes, I noticed that too - Nerd Queen probably couldn't handle your solid arguments anymore and requested that the thread be deleted.
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Sup guys - I may be going Birmingham in September to do Economics. My firm choice was 'Economics & Stats' at UCL but I didn't make da grades. . I got AAB when I needed AAA but I missed da A grade by 4 marks! Harsh!! Howeva they are considerin to offer me a place for "Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Economics" (SCORE). Da course apparently consists of quarter economics and about half stats. I'm not sure what I shud do - Birmingham or UCL? Which of these courses at these unis are best for career opportunities? Any advice? How is economics like in Birmingham? Any advantages/disadvantages? Please help! Also is there any chance that I would be able to switch courses if I went to UCL to just straight Economics - what is the likelyhood of dis? Would I be to make this switch in the first year or is it likely to be afterwards?
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Don't matter nemore. I'm comin Birmingham!!!!! :confused:
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