LSE M.Sc Economics( 2 year) Watch

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I wonder if any one can tell me whether the LSE Diploma in Economics, given after completion of the first of the two year M.Sc in Economics course, has any value? Or is it better go in for a one-year M.Sc in Economics degree from say SOAS or Warwick.

Secondly, how does the LSE diploma compare with that of Cambridge?
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LSE >>> SOAS and LSE > Warwick. Not sure about Cambridge in this case.
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LSE >>> SOAS and LSE > Warwick. Not sure about Cambridge in this case.
Thanks. But my query was about the standing of LSE's Diploma in Economics, which is awarded to students who opt out after the first year of the M.SC Economics Two-year programme.

Further, I wanted to know whether this Diploma, which is graduate level, at LSE is worth more than a regular M.SC in Economics from SOAS or Warwick -- academically and career wise.
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Hmmm too specific for an undergrad to be of any use
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Diploma alone, from LSE or Cambridge, although academically equal to UK undergrad, would take you nowhere. Better stick to SOAS/Warwick's masters in that case.
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Diploma alone, from LSE or Cambridge, although academically equal to UK undergrad, would take you nowhere. Better stick to SOAS/Warwick's masters in that case.
Thanks. I had thought of the diploma for two reasons: (1) cost; & (2) besides giving an excellent grounding in the subject, it is well recognised in the US in case one wants to apply for a Ph.D/Masters there. Also, it completes the 16th year of education as required by US schools.

Are the career prospects the same as the M.Sc Economics degree as for the M.Sc Economics(2 year route) as potential employers may think less of the latter graduates for not being taken in for the former?
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Thanks. I had thought of the diploma for two reasons: (1) cost; & (2) besides giving an excellent grounding in the subject, it is well recognised in the US in case one wants to apply for a Ph.D/Masters there. Also, it completes the 16th year of education as required by US schools.

Are the career prospects the same as the M.Sc Economics degree as for the M.Sc Economics(2 year route) as potential employers may think less of the latter graduates for not being taken in for the former?
you know, academically speaking, the Diploma course is a joke if you have done well in the third year of Delhi's Eco Hons. Here, check out the past exam papers of LSE's Undergrad and diploma courses http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/curr...se/exams.shtml

I believe if you are thorough with your micro/macro basics and really do study in the 3rd year, every paper there (including parts of politics/philosophy/developmental economics) is a piece of cake. That's why I'm pissed about spending so much for something I've done already! But oh well
And, in my opinion, if you are planning to study economics further, then maybe a 2 year Msc. is a bit superior than the 1 year masters but if you are planning to get employment right after college, it doesn't really make a difference. The employers teach you all the relevant stuff again anyway.

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you know, academically speaking, the Diploma course is a joke if you have done well in the third year of Delhi's Eco Hons. Here, check out the past exam papers of LSE's Undergrad and diploma courses http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk/curr...se/exams.shtml

I believe if you are thorough with your micro/macro basics and really do study in the 3rd year, every paper there (including parts of politics/philosophy/developmental economics) is a piece of cake. That's why I'm pissed about spending so much for something I've done already! But oh well
And, in my opinion, if you are planning to study economics further, then maybe a 2 year Msc. is a bit superior than the 1 year masters but if you are planning to get employment right after college, it doesn't really make a difference. The employers teach you all the relevant stuff again anyway.

Cheerios!

If you believe that the diploma(the first year of the M.Sc Economics two year course, is a joke, then why do you rank it above the M.Sc Economics one- year degree course? Why is it superior?
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If you believe that the diploma(the first year of the M.Sc Economics two year course, is a joke, then why do you rank it above the M.Sc Economics one- year degree course? Why is it superior?
Lemme make it clear for one,

LSE's 2 year MSc course comprises of:

The Diploma year, after completion of which, you get the Diploma in Economics from LSE which is academically equal to any UK undergrad course in Economics.

The Masters year, at completion of which, you get the MSc Economics degree. (it doesn't make a difference if you spent 2 year doing the masters or 1 year, the degree is THE EXACT SAME)

I never said the diploma from LSE alone is better than one year masters at Warwick/SOAS. clearer?
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Lemme make it clear for one,

LSE's 2 year MSc course comprises of:

The Diploma year, after completion of which, you get the Diploma in Economics from LSE which is academically equal to any UK undergrad course in Economics.

The Masters year, at completion of which, you get the MSc Economics degree. (it doesn't make a difference if you spent 2 year doing the masters or 1 year, the degree is THE EXACT SAME)

I never said the diploma from LSE alone is better than one year masters at Warwick/SOAS. clearer?
I"ll rephrase my question: Why do you say that the LSE M.Sc Economics(2 year) is "a bit superior" to the LSE one-year M.Sc Economics degree.
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