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    1. Economics (LSE)
    2. Computer Sci. MSc Artificial Intelligence (Imperial)

    Of course these are very different courses that encompass different fields of Mathematics. I kept my options open by studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Computer Science. I would like to go into finance and both of these degrees would be useful for such a career. It's difficult to address both aspects in my personal statement strongly. Do you have any advice on applying to two different subject courses through UCAS?

    Does anyone have experience with applying to different courses?
    Do you have any thoughts on which is a better choice of degree? - Which would you pick for a financial career?
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    (Original post by AstarAstarA)
    1. Economics (LSE)
    2. Computer Sci. MSc Artificial Intelligence (Imperial)

    Of course these are very different courses that encompass different fields of Mathematics. I kept my options open by studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Computer Science. I would like to go into finance and both of these degrees would be useful for such a career. It's difficult to address both aspects in my personal statement strongly. Do you have any advice on applying to two different subject courses through UCAS?

    Does anyone have experience with applying to different courses?
    Do you have any thoughts on which is a better choice of degree? - Which would you pick for a financial career?
    You can only have one PS. You really need to choose 1 course.

    And do you mean MSci or MSc? MSc is postgraduate....

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    (Original post by AstarAstarA)
    Do you have any advice on applying to two different subject courses through UCAS?
    I do. It is Don't apply for two widely disparate courses, especially when prestigious institutions are involved, and make your PS appropriate for just one subject. Unless you are just going through the year for the experience, of course.
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    (Original post by AstarAstarA)
    1. Economics (LSE)
    2. Computer Sci. MSc Artificial Intelligence (Imperial)

    Of course these are very different courses that encompass different fields of Mathematics. I kept my options open by studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Computer Science. I would like to go into finance and both of these degrees would be useful for such a career. It's difficult to address both aspects in my personal statement strongly. Do you have any advice on applying to two different subject courses through UCAS?

    Does anyone have experience with applying to different courses?
    Do you have any thoughts on which is a better choice of degree? - Which would you pick for a financial career?
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/study/undergrad...nomics.aspx#Q3
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    The selectors are keen to know why you wish to study Economics, whether there are any aspects of particular interest to you, how it relates to your current academic programme and what additional reading or relevant experiences you have had which have led you to commit to this challenging degree programme.
    As there are three separate degree programmes available within the Economics Department at LSE, you should ensure you are aware of the differences between them, both when choosing your programme and subsequently making your application, adjusting the focus of your personal statement accordingly.
    http://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/impe...-Statement.pdf
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    Remember: the person reading your statement is an academic who has devoted their life to a subject you claim to have an interest in. Therefore, the main focus of the statement should be your interest in the course and there should be plenty of relevant academic and/or vocational examples you can include to prove your interest.

    If you have selected your 5 courses carefully, they should be the same or in similar subject areas
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    write about computational finance and mathematics. those topics overlap economics and computer science.

    some useful links:
    https://www.quantstart.com/articles#...implementation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comput...tional_finance
    http://www.tutorialspoint.com/r/

    you could write about those topics in your personal statement.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    write about computational finance and mathematics. those topics overlap economics and computer science.
    Don't be silly. You have ignored the points made above.
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    Don't be silly. You have ignored the points made above.
    nope i'm just giving op the advice he asked for.
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    nope i'm just giving op the advice he asked for.
    The point is, is that both the courses would be expecting the intro to say something along the lines of 'I am interested in economics/computer science because'. While there may be overlap (and that's not to say that either of those courses even cover the area you mentioned), the whole PS cannot be based around that, so it's not enough
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    (Original post by Raees_Sharif)
    nope i'm just giving op the advice he asked for.
    But ignoring the more important point which makes your advice harmful to him.
 
 
 
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