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    I am currently in year 12 and I am studying Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Economics. My GCSE results were 9 A*'s, 3 A's. As a rough guess I think I got AAAB at A-level with the B probably in further maths (I messed up my d1 exam)

    I am trying to decide what will be the best course for me at university, I'd say my strengths are being logical and analytical. I enjoyed all my a-levels.

    I'm split between maths or economics, but really cant decide whats best for me. I'm hesitant of picking economics because of the large amount of reading and essay writing which I don't particularly enjoy and hesitant about mathematics as I find some of the proofs and pure mathematics looks very hard and tedious. I enjoy application of maths a lot more.

    Any advice would be really, really appreciated!
    (especially from current/former economics and maths graduates or students facing the same dilemma as I)

    p.s. thinking of applying to oxbridge, warwick, lse, ucl etc.

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    Hello

    I am currently in year 12 and I am studying Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Economics. My GCSE results were 9 A*'s, 3 A's. As a rough guess I think I got AAAB at A-level with the B probably in further maths (I messed up my d1 exam)

    I am trying to decide what will be the best course for me at university, I'd say my strengths are being logical and analytical. I enjoyed all my a-levels.

    I'm split between maths or economics, but really cant decide whats best for me. I'm hesitant of picking economics because of the large amount of reading and essay writing which I don't particularly enjoy and hesitant about mathematics as I find some of the proofs and pure mathematics looks very hard and tedious. I enjoy application of maths a lot more.

    Any advice would be really, really appreciated!
    (especially from current/former economics and maths graduates or students facing the same dilemma as I)

    p.s. thinking of applying to oxbridge, warwick, lse, ucl etc.

    You can always apply for joint degrees. e.g. LSE run maths&econ/maths w/ econ. Also many of the unis you mentioned are heavily mathematical and so you won't write too many essays. Pure maths you'll deal with proofs and stuff so imo you're better off doing pure economics over pure maths.
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    (Original post by Mike_123)
    You can always apply for joint degrees. e.g. LSE run maths&econ/maths w/ econ. Also many of the unis you mentioned are heavily mathematical and so you won't write too many essays. Pure maths you'll deal with proofs and stuff so imo you're better off doing pure economics over pure maths.
    If you really don't like essays, first year at Cambridge has two essay-heavy modules (history and politics), though from then on it's a lot of maths. You could start with maths can change later on if you want an applied subject though
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    (Original post by ttankzhang)
    If you really don't like essays, first year at Cambridge has two essay-heavy modules (history and politics), though from then on it's a lot of maths. You could start with maths can change later on if you want an applied subject though
    I'm sorry but I doubt anybody with a B in FM will get a look in for either at Cambridge.

    It is difficult to recommend a degree for somebody who doesn't like essays & find maths proofs hard. How about considering subjects allied to Maths or Physics or Engineering?
    Eg Engineering with maths Bristol.
    If not I would go for Maths & Economics at LSE or maybe Economics at Bath/Nottingham.
 
 
 
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