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    I applied to both Maths and Eco (LSE) and straight Economics (UCL), and I am really stuck on what to firm?
    I think my skills flourish more in mathematics, however, as Economics at uni is said to be very mathematical, and it is argued straight Economics is more desirable to employers, what would seem best to choose as my firm choice?

    I have been to both university open days and very much like both institutions, so for me right now it is a matter of which would be better in the long term? LSE has a very strong reputation, as does UCL, but would the combined honours put some employers off? and for what jobs in particular would I be at risk at doing so?

    People argue that joint honours are also harder, but as I find maths easier would that not be the case? If anyone studies either course I would love to hear what you have to say also!

    If anyone could tell me what they would do in my shoes I'd appreciate it so much.


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    (Original post by jainx22)
    I applied to both Maths and Eco (LSE) and straight Economics (UCL), and I am really stuck on what to firm?
    I think my skills flourish more in mathematics, however, as Economics at uni is said to be very mathematical, and it is argued straight Economics is more desirable to employers, what would seem best to choose as my firm choice?

    I have been to both university open days and very much like both institutions, so for me right now it is a matter of which would be better in the long term? LSE has a very strong reputation, as does UCL, but would the combined honours put some employers off? and for what jobs in particular would I be at risk at doing so?

    People argue that joint honours are also harder, but as I find maths easier would that not be the case? If anyone studies either course I would love to hear what you have to say also!

    If anyone could tell me what they would do in my shoes I'd appreciate it so much.


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    As long as you are fully aware of what is required of you to study maths at degree level (and how difficult (and boring to some) algebra, analysis etc can get). It is significantly difficult than what you will be used to at A-level.

    Whether there's a difference in how employers see the two unis, I'm not sure, but don't forget that it is also up to you to make yourself employable and uni reputations or connections only help so much!
 
 
 
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