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    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.

    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.

    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!
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