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    ...Or I could do economics and then do an economics MSc. Thus spending 3 years of my time not doing physics. Sounds much better to me.
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    Well I guess you're just going to have to work your arse off to catch up then. Congrats on the offer. I guess you must have got a 1st?
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    (Original post by edders)
    Just FYI, you people worrying about undergraduate economics, I got an offer a few days ago for UCL's economics MSc. And I'm graduating with a BSc in physics from Imperial this summer! So the moral of this story is: why spend 3 years studying economics when you can do a subject like maths/physics and still do an MSc in economics? I have the benefit of 3 years of physics knowledge and I'll still be equally qualified as an economist!
    Well... yes, due to the maths, but you'll find it tough. The maths in grad-level theory isn't the hard part, the concepts are. And this is for people who've studied a couple of years of econ theory. I think you'll find it hard work, but then, as a physicist, I'm sure you're used to that Econ is easier than maths/phys, which is why we tend to run most of the extra curricular societies at uni
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    ..or do a degree in whatever you want, do a 1 year graduate diploma in economics, and then do an MSc/PhD in economics.

    What a weird thread--as if more people want to study physics than economics, hah.
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    Well done! Sounds awesome mate - but Physics from Imperial is pretty much the best you can get. I'm not sure a Physics degree from a lesser universities would let you in for Economics MSc.
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    (Original post by edders)
    lol, at Imperial it's the physicists that run most of the societies. eg I run the debating soc!
    Because you lack any social scientists to run them properly :p:
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    i personally would find any of the sciences very very very boring.
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    (Original post by edders)
    Just a lil' update: I got an offer from Cambridge last week, so will be going there. It's a diploma year to enter the MPhil afterwards, so I will have 2 years to make good on my lack of economics teaching. UCL might have been a bit too intense.
    Congrats on the Cambridge offer! A Bsc Physics from Imperial + A MPhil from Cambridge will be very impressive on your CW.
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    Congrats

    I have gotten the impression talking to a few professors that the more quantitative your undergraduate studies, the better, and I'm also the kind of person who loves studying lots of different things.
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    Congrats

    I have gotten the impression talking to a few professors that the more quantitative your undergraduate studies, the better, and I'm also the kind of person who loves studying lots of different things.
    Obviously, in the US you need a degree in maths to study economics at postgrad.
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    (Original post by Econometrician)
    Obviously, in the US you need a degree in maths to study economics at postgrad.
    No you don't. I know several people doing MSc in Economics at LSE from the US with an undergrad in economics.
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    (Original post by shady lane)
    No you don't. I know several people doing MSc in Economics at LSE from the US with an undergrad in economics.
    I think he meant doing a postgrad in economics in the US, not the UK.
    But is that actually true? I thought an undergrad in econ would be very suitable for postgrad econ in both the UK and the US.
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    I would guess that for a US PhD programme, a BSc in joint econ + maths might be best (or a very mathsy econ programme, like UCL's). Not that I'm an expert.
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    Nope, I actually have 2 friends who did BA Economics at my uni and are now on Berkeley's PhD progam.
 
 
 
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