I'm sure this has been posted a thousand times before but I'm considering a BSc in economics and I've not studied maths to A Level. I'm particularly interested in Nottingham, Exeter, Leeds and Surrey, and I'm hoping for ~AAA in my A2's (Politics, economics and law). How disadvantaged would I be in applying for the unis listed and when applying to five unis should I add in some unis with lower requirements? Thanks.
Economics without A-Level maths? watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-04-2016 21:24
- 13-04-2016 21:30
A* at GCSE would definitely help, you need a minimum A.
Visit Whatuni.com to see what kind of subjects applicants from those unis did.
The problem here is that politics and law arent facilitating subjects so you are at a disadvantage purely down to that.
- 15-04-2016 01:26
Unfortunately, majority of top economics programmes across the country will generally require an A level in maths, generally due to the calculus requirement. Out of your list I know for sure Nottingham does require a maths A level. If you are interested in doing an ecocnomics degree at a top institution, i recommend applying for a joint course with an "art course", whether it be politics, philosophy or history.
Otherwise, I recommend you search really hard for prestigious programmes that which do not require the Maths A-Level - I'm sure there's some out there.
Best of luck!