I'm struggling on whether to apply for LSE taught MSc in IPE or Economic History. I know they're not exactly similar content-wise, but what I'm looking for is a degree with an economy aspect and high private sector employability, e.g. management consulting, banking, etc. I find both courses very interesting, and can't decide which one to go for.
1) Anyone with experience of either programme, any general pros or cons?
2) Also, why does the MSc IPE cost £8000 more than the on in Economic History? Does the price reflect job market value or simply the demand for the course?
I'm currently working towards my master's in contemporary history (MSSc). I've also studied quite a bit of economics. However, the entry requirements for the Econ. Hist. programme state that applicants should have a previous degree in a social science and I'm not entirely sure whether my degree qualifies for that; I don't have any uni courses in social science methodology or statistics.
3) Do you think I could still apply for the Econ. Hist. degree and stand a chance?
4) I have lots of relevant work experience, but it's not from consulting or finance. Do you think it would hurt my application to say I want to steer away from my current career path?
So many questions, I'd be really grateful for your thoughts!