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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me how competitive admissions are for a postgraduate degree in Ecological Economics? I can't seem to find information anywhere other than a few people saying postgraduate degrees in economics are "intensively competitive" in the UK… (I am from the US but got a Bachelor's in Canada, so I don't know how much that will affect my chances)

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Ana T.)
    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me how competitive admissions are for a postgraduate degree in Ecological Economics? I can't seem to find information anywhere other than a few people saying postgraduate degrees in economics are "intensively competitive" in the UK… (I am from the US but got a Bachelor's in Canada, so I don't know how much that will affect my chances)

    Thanks in advance.
    Generally speaking masters degrees aren't as competitive as bachelors degrees. With Econ it can be more competitive than other masters degrees due to the number of people interested in a job in the business world.

    However, ecological economics doesn't sound too competitive. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it, looking at the website Edinburgh seems to be willing to consider 2:2 degrees even.
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    (Original post by Okorange)
    Generally speaking masters degrees aren't as competitive as bachelors degrees. With Econ it can be more competitive than other masters degrees due to the number of people interested in a job in the business world.

    However, ecological economics doesn't sound too competitive. Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it, looking at the website Edinburgh seems to be willing to consider 2:2 degrees even.
    Degrees in economics don't really help much in the business world - people do MBAs of Master in/of Finance usually. Or maths. Or something finance with maths.
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    I'm not sure about the difficulty for this specific field, but generally if they state a set of minimum requirements, it does mean they admit people who meet that set of requirements and not necessarily more than that, as they look at each applicant holistically, based also on the quality of your references, your statement, and work experience.

    The thing is though, I don't think Edinburgh charges for application, so why don't you just try and see how it goes? It's not going to hurt you, and they did seem to be quite efficient and responsive from my personal experience applying to their school of education.
 
 
 
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