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    Sup guys - I may be going Birmingham in September to do Economics. My firm choice was 'Economics & Stats' at UCL but I didn't make da grades. . I got AAB when I needed AAA but I missed da A grade by 4 marks! Harsh!! Howeva they are considerin to offer me a place for "Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Economics" (SCORE). Da course apparently consists of quarter economics and about half stats. I'm not sure what I shud do - Birmingham or UCL? Which of these courses at these unis are best for career opportunities? Any advice? How is economics like in Birmingham/UCL? Any advantages/disadvantages? Please help! Also is there any chance that I would be able to switch courses if I went to UCL to just straight Economics -What is the likelyhood of dis? Would I be to make this switch in the first year or is it likely to be afterwards?
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    (Original post by Rock Da Boat)
    Sup guys - I may be going Birmingham in September to do Economics. My firm choice was 'Economics & Stats' at UCL but I didn't make da grades. . I got AAB when I needed AAA but I missed da A grade by 4 marks! Harsh!! Howeva they are considerin to offer me a place for "Statistics, Computing, Operational Research and Economics" (SCORE). Da course apparently consists of quarter economics and about half stats. I'm not sure what I shud do - Birmingham or UCL? Which of these courses at these unis are best for career opportunities? Any advice? How is economics like in Birmingham/UCL? Any advantages/disadvantages? Please help! Also is there any chance that I would be able to switch courses if I went to UCL to just straight Economics -What is the likelyhood of dis? Would I be to make this switch in the first year or is it likely to be afterwards?
    In that situation I'd go for UCL. SCORE sounds like a really good course and, if you choose optional modules in Economics and Statistics, you'll be able to do a considerable amount in those areas. I'd guess you'd still have a chance to change to an Economics course once you get there. UCL has a better reputation both in general and in the subject areas you're interested in too.
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    Cool, cheers. Does anyone know what the student intake is for this SCORE course? Da thing dats concerning me now is whether to accept this course - I wouldn't like to undertake it if there aren't going to me that many people doing the course. Wouldn't you find it boring if you only have like 5 - 10 people in your course? I mean the number and variety of friends you would have would be limited? Has anyone found this the case for small courses?
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    (Original post by Rock Da Boat)
    Cool, cheers. Does anyone know what the student intake is for this SCORE course? Da thing dats concerning me now is whether to accept this course - I wouldn't like to undertake it if there aren't going to me that many people doing the course. Wouldn't you find it boring if you only have like 5 - 10 people in your course? I mean the number and variety of friends you would have would be limited? Has anyone found this the case for small courses?
    Not sure about the intake, but I got the impression from talking to students who started university this year that most people make friends in halls rather on than their course. I'd actually prefer to work in a smaller group, better learning environment.
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    I would go for UCL, the course sounds interesting and you will still be doing some Economics, also UCL has a better reputation and is a prime recruiting ground for many top employers. Good luck.
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    Thanks guys for ur help and advice but in the end I chose Birmingham to do Economics as a single degree. The 'Economics and Statistics' course at UCL was my ideal course, but I didn't get in - otherwise I would definately have gone. Thanks newayz. Gud luck to all those goin UCL - i'm sure u'll enjoy it!
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    (Original post by Rock Da Boat)
    Thanks guys for ur help and advice but in the end I chose Birmingham to do Economics as a single degree. The 'Economics and Statistics' course at UCL was my ideal course, but I didn't get in - otherwise I would definately have gone. Thanks newayz. Gud luck to all those goin UCL - i'm sure u'll enjoy it!
    I was very suprised that you chose Birmingham not UCL. You stituation was the same as mine. I originally applied for the coure called" mathematics with economics". However, my result is AABB, not AAA which they asked me for.
    Birminham was my insurance choice as well. But UCL offered another course whish was' statistics, computing, operational research and economics.

    But the difference is what i accepted that offer. I will go for that course.
    I stongly believe that UCL would be a better one than birminham.

    I couldn't believe that we were under the same situation but you chose birmingham!

    Well, let's just say that neither is the LSE.
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    (Original post by Biggles)
    Well, let's just say that neither is the LSE.
    I turned down LSE to go to UCL (economics)
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    I turned down LSE to go to UCL (economics)
    Nice one...
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    (Original post by Nik P)
    Nice one...
    UCL seems to be a nicer place
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    I turned down LSE to go to UCL (economics)

    thumbs up!
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    I turned down LSE to go to UCL (economics)
    Me too!!!

    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    I turned down LSE to go to UCL (economics)
    Yeah, I've never heard that one before : rolls eyes
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    (Original post by Quiksilver)
    UCL seems to be a nicer place
    but admit it! You took UCL because of it actually being an Economics course not a geography one :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    but admit it! You took UCL because of it actually being an Economics course not a geography one :rolleyes:
    yes :cool:
 
 
 
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