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    Hey all,

    Applying next year and need help with choices. I want to study mathematics and economics, more specific financial mathematics.

    My top two are:
    Warwick - Mathematics and Economic
    UCL - Mathematics and Economics

    These two are harder to get into so looking at alternatives.

    Realistic choices back ups.

    Surrey - Financial Mathematics
    Queen Mary - Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics
    Loughborough - Financial Mathematics

    Would be great to hear from you guys.Thanks
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    (Original post by ramie)
    Hey all,

    Applying next year and need help with choices. I want to study mathematics and economics, more specific financial mathematics.

    My top two are:
    Warwick - Mathematics and EconomicUCL - Mathematics and EconomicsThese two are harder to get into so looking at alternatives.Realistic choices back ups.Surrey - Financial MathematicsQueen Mary - Mathematics, Statistics and Financial EconomicsLoughborough - Financial MathematicsWould be great to hear from you guys.Thanks
    Hey, those are interesting courses indeed! It would be easier to help you if we knew your GSCE grades plus AS/A2 subjects and predictions
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    Hey, those are interesting courses indeed! It would be easier to help you if we knew your GSCE grades plus AS/A2 subjects and predictions
    I am a mature student so getting predicted grades is difficult.

    I am self teaching maths and FM but I already have alevels in economics A* Bussiness Studies A* and statistics A

    Thanks
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    (Original post by ramie)
    I am a mature student so getting predicted grades is difficult.

    I am self teaching maths and FM but I already have alevels in economics A* Bussiness Studies A* and statistics A

    Thanks
    Ok well that's a good start - so no gsce's then? although it shouldn't be an issue

    As long as you get your A* in Mathematics, you have a decent chance of getting in the top two courses with a good personal statement and reference
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    Ok well that's a good start - so no gsce's then? although it shouldn't be an issue

    As long as you get your A* in Mathematics, you have a decent chance of getting in the top two courses with a good personal statement and reference
    I do have GCSE's but they are not fantastic. A in maths and the rest C's. It is for this reason that I have decided not to apply for LSE. The dream would really be LSE but I hear that they focus heavy on GCSE's and I dont have the time to resit my GCSE'S
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    (Original post by ramie)
    I do have GCSE's but they are not fantastic. A in maths and the rest C's. It is for this reason that I have decided not to apply for LSE. The dream would really be LSE but I hear that they focus heavy on GCSE's and I dont have the time to resit my GCSE'S
    UCL and Warwick are also keen on strong (mostly A*) GSCE's, for those competitive courses in particular. I would recommend calling the Admissions tutors and explain your situation, especially concerning GSCE's and see what they tell you - they will know best!

    Btw for UCL they only have Mathematics with Economics (not a double major course): http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...economics-bsc/
    The admissions tutor contacts are on the right, and make sure you also do that for Warwick and you other courses.

    Also, do you have someone to write your reference?
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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    UCL and Warwick are also keen on strong (mostly A*) GSCE's, for those competitive courses in particular. I would recommend calling the Admissions tutors and explain your situation, especially concerning GSCE's and see what they tell you - they will know best!

    Btw for UCL they only have Mathematics with Economics (not a double major course): http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...economics-bsc/
    The admissions tutor contacts are on the right, and make sure you also do that for Warwick and you other courses
    dont think UCL care that much about them. But I do think they want you to have a C in an MFL though or you'll have to do a language course whilst there?????? ? ? ?

    (I think that's right lol)
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    dont think UCL care that much about them. But I do think they want you to have a C in an MFL though or you'll have to do a language course whilst there?????? ? ? ?

    (I think that's right lol)
    It's not so much that they care or not, it's that a lot of the candidates will have those grades! But he has some A level grades already so it's a completely different situation.

    And yeah:

    English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
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    My father is Turkish so I can speak another language but have no formal qualification

    I was looking at the LSE Finance course, now that is the course I really want to do. But my chances are 0.0000001% lol.

    But as already mentioned, I do already have A-Levels and am a mature student so it could be possible. Plus my GCSE are not great because of my childhood, since changed. Not a sob story but the truth, its just very hard to put my experiences down in a personal statement without making it sound like a sob story.
 
 
 
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