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    I have applied for an economics BSc degree and it looks like Reading Uni is where I'll be doing it. Does anyone know whether this degree is highly rated by employers etc and will it open up career paths leading to the top financial firms etc just like the top uni's.

    As I looked and found some graduates went onto firms such as PWC and Natwest etc.

    Any other info would be nice.
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    (Original post by eddiedaboss)
    I have applied for an economics BSc degree and it looks like Reading Uni is where I'll be doing it. Does anyone know whether this degree is highly rated by employers etc and will it open up career paths leading to the top financial firms etc just like the top uni's.

    As I looked and found some graduates went onto firms such as PWC and Natwest etc.

    Any other info would be nice.
    From what I've heard on this message board and from companies is that there are so many economists out there the only way to analyse CV's is to look at the unis you studied at. In other words there are so many applcants to a job in the city or whereever...the first thing employers do is see which uni you went to... for the most competitive job they look at the top 10 or even top 5 unis for economics or overall standing. So for example if you had a 2.1 from Reading and someone had a 2.1 from UCl or Warwick or god forbid LSE sorry to say that you probably wont even be interviewed.... trust me the competition is incredible... get to the best uni you can it seems... I'm not sure about reading but have a look at the times uni guide and see which of your offers are higher up the table and i'd recommend you go for that in order to have the best chance. I read somewhere that for investment banking the applicants per place ratio was upwards of 80:1
    Personally i have offers from nottingham , Warwick and UCL and any of these unis are good but i have to go for UCL as it would give me the best chance of getting a good job... not matter how many fit women there are waiting in nottingham!!Hope that helps
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    how good is york compared to warwick or lse for economics?
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    It really does matter what uni you go to because there are too many economists (as there are lawyers) out there and the competition for places in the workplace is incredible.
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    York is 11th. Warwick is 4th and LSE 3rd according to the Times.
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    (Original post by iiikewldude)
    how good is york compared to warwick or lse for economics?

    No U can't compare York With London School Of Economics specially @ economics. U can only Compare Oxbridge with LSE (@ economics).

    Warwick has a better reputation than York.They also have a v.good Economics department....They r always right up there in the rankings for economics. so u can compare york with warwick but Warwick'll probably win.
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    No U can't compare York With London School Of Economics specially @ economics. U can only Compare Oxbridge with LSE (@ economics).

    Warwick has a better reputation than York.They also have a v.good Economics department....They r always right up there in the rankings for economics. so u can compare york with warwick but Warwick'll probably win.
    warwick'e ecconomic department is indeed great, right up there with the lse, ucl lot
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    No U can't compare York With London School Of Economics specially @ economics. U can only Compare Oxbridge with LSE (@ economics).

    Warwick has a better reputation than York.They also have a v.good Economics department....They r always right up there in the rankings for economics. so u can compare york with warwick but Warwick'll probably win.
    Warwick is definitely better, for a start it's supposed to be the most quantitative eocnomics degree in europe, whereas York is a BA...say no more.
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    Warwick is definitely better, for a start it's supposed to be the most quantitative eocnomics degree in europe, whereas York is a BA...say no more.
    oo yea lots of maths at Warwick, lots
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    oo yea lots of maths at Warwick, lots
    May have gathered by now that I love maths...
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    Warwick is definitely better, for a start it's supposed to be the most quantitative eocnomics degree in europe, whereas York is a BA...say no more.
    I am hesitant about my following sentence, but I think now is the right time to declare that I really wanted a BA. Ho hum Gosh, I am weird.

    Alas, I think I'll have to go back with my PPE application idea...
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    May have gathered by now that I love maths...

    me too....thats why I applied to do BSc Maths and Economics...
    What course did u apply to?
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    [QUOTE==whereas York is a BA...say no more.[/QUOTE]


    actually its a Bsc
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    me too....thats why I applied to do BSc Maths and Economics...
    What course did u apply to?
    Just economics, i may love maths but i doubt if im good enough to do it at degree level.
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    [/QUOTE] actually its a Bsc[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, my fault, it is a Bsc. I assumed it was a BA because they didn't require applicants to have a level maths.
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    Just economics, i may love maths but i doubt if im good enough to do it at degree level.
    Well thats what i'm thinking now...i like maths but it might be too hard for me... well it depends on the uni as well...i ve got Offers form York and Bristol...and waiting for UCL,LSE,Warwick....
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Well thats what i'm thinking now...i like maths but it might be too hard for me... well it depends on the uni as well...i ve got Offers form York and Bristol...and waiting for UCL,LSE,Warwick....
    I think i was being a coward not applying for maths. You'll be fine, at least you'll have less essays than me! That is a bonus.
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    I think i was being a coward not applying for maths. You'll be fine, at least you'll have less essays than me! That is a bonus.

    Well less essays but more calculations..:/
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    (Original post by HamaL)
    Well less essays but more calculations..:/
    Calculations are good, I love differentiation and Integration, especially the stuff you get in P5.
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    (Original post by Mysticmin)
    Warwick is definitely better, for a start it's supposed to be the most quantitative eocnomics degree in europe, whereas York is a BA...say no more.
    York is a BSc Economics degree not a BA, I know this because I am studying there for a BSc in Economics. York is a quantitive degree and if you are very numerate you can choose to base your whole course around maths if you want, although I don't recommend this!
    Overall though, it won't matter to much as to whether you study Economics at York, Warwick, Bristol etc as they are all top universities and from my experience employers seem to like York graduates.
 
 
 
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