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    (Original post by Hebbamundo)
    I have an offer from Cambridge without further maths, which recommends it just as much as LSE and is quite a lot more competitive.
    No it doesnt. LSE says it 'strongly prefers' FM, Camb says 'considered useful preparation but are not essential'.

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/undergra..._BSc_Econ.aspx

    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...ses/economics/

    You're not the first person to get into Camb without FMaths and you won't be the last.

    First year of Camb: 5 courses, (Micro, Macro, Quantitative Methods, Politics/Sociology and Econ History). Roughly 20% of time spent doing maths

    First year of LSE: 4 courses (Econ, Maths, Stats, Option) 50% of time spent doing maths.
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    No it doesnt. LSE says it 'strongly prefers' FM, Camb says 'considered useful preparation but are not essential'.

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/undergra..._BSc_Econ.aspx

    http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...ses/economics/

    You're not the first person to get into Camb without FMaths and you won't be the last.

    First year of Camb: 5 courses, (Micro, Macro, Quantitative Methods, Politics/Sociology and Econ History). Roughly 20% of time spent doing maths

    First year of LSE: 4 courses (Econ, Maths, Stats, Option) 50% of time spent doing maths.
    You appear quite naive by simply analysing their usage of words. Just because Cambridge is more diplomatic than LSE (which they generally are by the way) doesn't mean they have any less of a preference for FM than LSE. In fact, if you actually take the time to look at individual college's websites rather than the university's, you'll find that their language with regards to the preference for FM to be just as strong as LSE's (I bring this up because apparently the emotive level of words acts as some form of evidence to you).

    Your second argument is simply flawed. You're assuming that the proportionate amount of time spent per paper is somewhat evident of the depth of the paper. You're also assuming that the time per paper is divided equally. Perhaps you should take the time to consider the components of the Cambridge maths paper to LSE's equivalent to gain an actual understanding of the study involved. I hope that I don't need to explain the fallacies of your logic further.


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    User3, bear in mind it is PHILOSOPHY AND ECONOMICS, not ECONOMICS
 
 
 
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