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Odedra
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how is economics at lancaster ive selected lancaster as one of my options
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at lancaster in your first year, you have to take three modules. some major subjects like economics requires you to do two modules and leaves you one free to do another subject of your choice.
if you have previously studied economics you take econ101 and if not you take econ102. as an economics major you also take econ103.

i took economics as my minor last year so only studied econ102 but 101 and 102 are taught the same. half the course is microeconomics and the other half is macroeconomics. in each half you have three tests - a short answer test, an essay test which you are given the questions for in advance, and a multiple choice test. if you pass all tests and get an average on 55% for macro or micro or both you do not have to sit the summer exam.

i don't know much about econ103 but i know that if you have done maths at a-level it will help as there is some differentiation and other calculus in the work.
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Hello,

I'm a 2nd year economics major. Basically what Floss has said, there was a very noticeable difference in grades in 103 for students with/out A level maths. But economics is a mathematical science so if you can't do maths you shouldn't really apply (anywhere) unless you're willing to learn!

The lectures are usually very good with a few exceptions. Don't expect the course to be handed to you though, but everything you need for a pass is in one textbook. If you put the effort in its very good with no summer exams for 101/102. You will still have a summer exam for 103 and any minor though. Lancasters a really good place for economics though, and the staff do know their ****.

(ps - apply for fylde college - everywhere else is nowhere )
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that's stealage from furness.. we're better than that!!

do i know you ryan?! lol
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Is there good mix of students from all around or most students are from midlands??
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(Original post by Sohail.a)
Is there good mix of students from all around or most students are from midlands??
Hi there, :wavey:

I'm Rebecca, one of the Student Ambassadors at Lancaster University.

I think Lancaster University is very diverse and there is a good mix of students. I have really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world! I have just completed my first year and my flat mates were from all over the UK and abroad, so not just from the Midlands. One of my friends in my flat was from Poland which is great and I am going to visit her this summer!

I hope this has answered your question, if you require any more specific information or have any additional questions, then please get in touch!

Rebecca
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Yes, I think that helps.Thanks
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