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Do I have a shot at Oxbridge/LSE/UCL/Bristol/Warwick/Durham/Nottingham etc.

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And which are the best unis for economics?
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I would rank it this way 1. Cambridge 2. LSE 3. Oxford/Warwick 4. UCL 5. Bristol/Durham/Nottingham at undergraduate level , these are just my opinion
And yeah you do have a shot at those unis, but maybe difficult for Cambridge/LSE, you need a gd ps for LSE btw
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(Original post by HangeeTw)
I would rank it this way 1. Cambridge 2. LSE 3. Oxford/Warwick 4. UCL 5. Bristol/Durham/Nottingham at undergraduate level , these are just my opinion
And yeah you do have a shot at those unis, but maybe difficult for Cambridge/LSE, you need a gd ps for LSE btw
Not in a thousand hells is LSE better than Oxford for undergrad (in any subject, that is). Just the tutorial system itself places both Cambridge and Oxford above any other uni.

LSE is, for obvious reasons, very close behind though.

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Not in a thousand hells is LSE better than Oxford for undergrad (in any subject, that is). Just the tutorial system itself places both Cambridge and Oxford above any other uni.

LSE is, for obvious reasons, very close behind though.

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You're talking nonsense. Oxford doesn't have a pure Economics programme, if you want to do just pure Economics, LSE is definitely a better place to go. However, it's also likely you will apply to Cambridge rather than Oxford too.

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You're talking nonsense. Oxford doesn't have a pure Economics programme, if you want to do just pure Economics, LSE is definitely a better place to go. However, it's also likely you will apply to Cambridge rather than Oxford too.

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Pretty aggressive for someone who can't read.

'In any subject' - That would mean that E&M is still better, in terms of academics, than pure Econ at LSE.
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(Original post by *Stefan*)
Not in a thousand hells is LSE better than Oxford for undergrad (in any subject, that is). Just the tutorial system itself places both Cambridge and Oxford above any other uni.

LSE is, for obvious reasons, very close behind though.

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Well in my humble opinion, LSE Economics is in fact better than Oxford in undergraduate level, if not Master/Phd too. Can't speak for other subjects
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Well in my humble opinion, LSE Economics is in fact better than Oxford in undergraduate level, if not Master/Phd too. Can't speak for other subjects
Well, opinions are opinions, but in terms of undergraduate studies Oxford is factually better.
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Personally,

Cambridge
Oxford

LSE
Warwick
UCL

Bristol
Manchester
Durham
Edinburgh
Nottingham
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Well, opinions are opinions, but in terms of undergraduate studies Oxford is factually better.
No, it's not. You're talking nonsense. Also before you jump in with crap like I'm biased, I studied at Cambridge and Warwick and currently work as an economist. The LSE faculty is infinitely better.

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No, it's not. You're talking nonsense. Also before you jump in with crap like I'm biased, I studied at Cambridge and Warwick and currently work as an economist. The LSE faculty is infinitely better.

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Sure sure.
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Personally,

Cambridge
Oxford

LSE
Warwick
UCL

Bristol
Manchester
Durham
Edinburgh
Nottingham
Interesting that you rate Manchester so highly. Requires AAB and from memory it isn't in the top 20 in terms of rankings. I'm most likely applying to do Economics at Manchester btw so I'm not slating it!


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Interesting that you rate Manchester so highly. Requires AAB and from memory it isn't in the top 20 in terms of rankings. I'm most likely applying to do Economics at Manchester btw so I'm not slating it!


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Hi there.

My list has been derived from actually a combination of many factors, and entry standards are actually just a few of these factors. Facilities, quality of professors, ratio of faculty-to-students, graduation rate, and more importantly, the school pedigree, as well as, the employment prospects or opportunities are very important factors of assessing the quality of the institutions. And, based on a combination of those factors I enumerated above, I came up with such list where Manchester stands side-by-side with a few other elite names which require a little higher entry standards.
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Hi there.

My list has been derived from actually a combination of many factors, and entry standards are actually just a few of these factors. Facilities, quality of professors, ratio of faculty-to-students, graduation rate, and more importantly, the school pedigree, as well as, the employment prospects or opportunities are very important factors of assessing the quality of the institutions. And, based on a combination of those factors I enumerated above, I came up with such list where Manchester stands side-by-side with a few other elite names which require a little higher entry standards.
Hi, cheers for the reply that's fair enough, and fair play for looking at all those factors to come up with the list


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I would rank it this way 1. Cambridge 2. LSE 3. Oxford/Warwick 4. UCL 5. Bristol/Durham/Nottingham at undergraduate level , these are just my opinion
And yeah you do have a shot at those unis, but maybe difficult for Cambridge/LSE, you need a gd ps for LSE btw
Impossible for Warwick to be better than ucl
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