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Hey, TSR users, I'm currently in the process of applying to university. Out of all my subjects, Economics is definitely the one I'm most passionate about, however, most universities require a maths A-level qualification to do so. Does anyone know any unis that allow you to do it without? Also, if you are someone who does econ at uni without having studies maths at A-level, how are you finding it?
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In case anyone is interested, I've begun compiling a google docs sheets of some of these unis along with their entry requirements.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
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(Original post by wasimchy)
Hey, TSR users, I'm currently in the process of applying to university. Out of all my subjects, Economics is definitely the one I'm most passionate about, however, most universities require a maths A-level qualification to do so. Does anyone know any unis that allow you to do it without? Also, if you are someone who does econ at uni without having studies maths at A-level, how are you finding it?
You could possibly consider a foundation year
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I agree with above, do a foundation year but it will set you back an extra £6000 plus it extends the course by one year.
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Hey,
I'm taking a gap year and re-applying to do economics without maths. A lot of universities don't require it, but I think part of it also depends on the course. A BSc in Economics is much more maths/statistics based than a BA I believe.
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(Original post by wasimchy)
Hey, TSR users, I'm currently in the process of applying to university. Out of all my subjects, Economics is definitely the one I'm most passionate about, however, most universities require a maths A-level qualification to do so. Does anyone know any unis that allow you to do it without? Also, if you are someone who does econ at uni without having studies maths at A-level, how are you finding it?
You are not the first person to ask this, and won't be the last! Many people discover economics late and don't have A level maths. There are plenty of unis that don't require it, such as Birmingham (entry AAA), Loughborough (AAB), Generally, degree economics contains much more maths that A level economics so a good maths GCSE will always be expected and you should be comfortable with maths. Some unis offer two entry options - a BA for those without A level maths and a BSc for those with it, such as Nottingham, Sheffield and Leicester. The maths modules then differ to reflect your capability. It is worth researching the different unis as they do have different approaches and different maths content. The complete uni guide economics table lists courses broadly in entry criteria order, so you can see which ones are around your target grades.

To sus out the maths required, you could ask one of the unis what their first year maths textbook is, and have a look at it. Unfortunately, I don't study econonomics at uni, so I can't answer specifically about how hard the maths is. Good luck!
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(Original post by wasimchy)
In case anyone is interested, I've begun compiling a google docs sheets of some of these unis along with their entry requirements.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
Hey!!!

Finally found another person applying without A-level Maths. Out of curiosity, where did you end up applying?
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