not sure whether i should choose mathematics at university?

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    hey!

    I'm stuck on what degree to choose for university, i'm between Mathematics and Economics. I have heard a Mathematics degree is highly thought off and gives you greater prophecy after graduating than a economics degree, but both are very well degrees?

    My question is due to my mixture of A level and BTEC, doing Business BTEC Diploma and Maths A level. Predicted D*D*A.

    If i achieve those grades, i could get into a top university to do economics, e.g. Nottingham, Bristol, Lancaster etc...

    I could either do a Mathematics degree, and get into universities which aren't that high, e.g. Aston, coventry, Leicester

    If I was to come out of university with a 2:1 in economics from one of them universities, or would a maths degree from let's say Leicester still look more appealing to employer?

    Would my university I graduate from with a maths degree affect my results from the degree let's say it be a 2:1?


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    Hey, I'm literally doing a similar course to you (Business Diploma and History, predicted D*D and a B). I think they are both really well respected degrees. The content taught at Bristol and Nottingham is more mathematics based for economics so I don't really see a difference if you were to choose between Maths and Economics. It also depends if you wanna work in finance as you don't necessarily need a maths/economics degree so it's really up to you on what your interests are.
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    (Original post by BigMan Ting)
    Hey, I'm literally doing a similar course to you (Business Diploma and History, predicted D*D and a B). I think they are both really well respected degrees. The content taught at Bristol and Nottingham is more mathematics based for economics so I don't really see a difference if you were to choose between Maths and Economics. It also depends if you wanna work in finance as you don't necessarily need a maths/economics degree so it's really up to you on what your interests are.
    Ah right, yeah. I'm not so sure what I want to do after university, in terms of careers. I just feel maybe if I do maths, I can have a wider option available to me, as well as that I have a great interest in both subjects,so it's very hard for me to decide, I haven't actually got to start my personal statement for this reason of not knowing what I want to do, which I really need to get a grip on ASAP.
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    If you are thinking of doing maths degree just because it has better career prospects- I suggest not doing it.
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    (Original post by hassassin04)
    If you are thinking of doing maths degree just because it has better career prospects- I suggest not doing it.
    That's a reason, but the main reason is I enjoy it.


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    (Original post by bhfn)
    That's a reason, but the main reason is I enjoy it.


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    The Economics from Nottingham sounds better anyways but the thing is no one can tell you what to do you have to follow your heart.
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    I wouldn't really call Nottingham, Bristol, and Lancaster "top universities". Nottingham and Bristol are solid but not spectacular and Lancaster is mediocre at best.
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    (Original post by #ChaosKass)
    I wouldn't really call Nottingham, Bristol, and Lancaster "top universities". Nottingham and Bristol are solid but not spectacular and Lancaster is mediocre at best.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
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    Not true, some of what they post is absolutely solid.

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    No it's true. Bristol and Nottingham are very good universities but they are not 'top' universities. The top unis for maths are Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and Warwick. The group is known as COWI.
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    Not true, some of what they post is absolutely solid.

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    No it's true. Bristol and Nottingham are very good universities but they are not 'top' universities. The top unis for maths are Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and Warwick. The group is known as COWI.
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    I have heard a Mathematics degree is highly thought off and gives you greater prophecy after graduating
    You will be wanting an astrology degree.
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    a top university to do economics, e.g. Nottingham, Bristol, Lancaster etc...
    Above is better than below for job prospects, all else being equal, unless you want to be a mathematician. Except maybe Lancaster...

    I could either do a Mathematics degree, and get into universities which aren't that high, e.g. Aston, coventry, Leicester
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    You seem to be more interested in your graduate prospects, so go for Economics at Bristol/Nottingham.

    Economics degrees (as far as I am aware) are quite high in mathematical content, which is good as you enjoy maths, and it may also be a mathematical enough degree for you to be able to apply for most of the jobs that Maths graduates can apply to.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    You seem to be more interested in your graduate prospects, so go for Economics at Bristol/Nottingham.

    Economics degrees (as far as I am aware) are quite high in mathematical content, which is good as you enjoy maths, and it may also be a mathematical enough degree for you to be able to apply for most of the jobs that Maths graduates can apply to.
    I've decided i'm going to do Economics and Mathematics.


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