Predicted ABB and want to apply for Bsc Economics

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I am predicted ABB and in the final steps of submitting my application.

However my issue is that there are some AAB universities that I am interested in but feel that I will be rejected if I apply.

Can anyone recommend whether it is worth taking the risk of applying to AAB universities? and if so which universities would be more lenient.

If not which would be the best universities for an ABB prediction or around that which I could apply to for Bsc Economics? ( preferable with a placement year)
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Thank you for your help! My issue however has been deciding which 2 top and middle universities I should apply for. I have attempted to weight out the pros and cons but always end up where I started.
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That's something I have considered and would like to as those three universities are amazing. However considering my predicted grades of ABB it's highly unlikely for me to be offered a place considering their typical offer consists of A*AA or higher.

What about industrial economics? Would you say this is just as lucrative as Economics and Business management or not?

Thank you for your help again.
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My personal statement and references have been completed for over a month now . I could show it to you if that was okay. I was simply waiting for my teachers to determine my predicted grades which took longer than I thought it would. Reason why I am in this decision making person so late .

I only considered Industrial Economics due to the predicted grades , but thank you so much your advice it has been helpful. I think I will take my shot at the top ones and hope for the best
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Not true, employers that'll take you with an Economics degree will take you with an Industrial Economics degree.

OP, if you're referring to it at Nottingham, it's produced a greater quantity of wealthy people than almost any other course at the university.
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Thank you for your reply. Does that mean it can be seen just as competitive as Pure Bsc Economics or not?
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cbstar don't apply to Warwick or Durham with ABB. Warwick rejected me last year with A*A*A and loads of other similar grades from other people, Durham is also quite competitive. You might, however, have a chance with Exeter if you're eligible for a lower from there.

ABB can still get you into some RG unis though, just I wouldn't apply to unis asking more than AAA.
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Sheffield - Bsc Economics
Surrey- Bsc Economics
Lancaster- Bsc Economics
Kent - Bsc Economics
Sussex - Bsc Economics

I have considered all of these universities with a placement year.

However I have my doubts about swapping Kent for Reading instead and Sheffield for Nottingham to do Industrial Economics. Do you think it would be better to attend Nottingham for that course considering it is ranked higher for Economics overall or just attend Sheffield for Bsc Economics.

And should I swap Kent for Reading as I have had trouble finding out which university would be suited best and how strong their departments are.
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Not true, employers that'll take you with an Economics degree will take you with an Industrial Economics degree.

OP, if you're referring to it at Nottingham, it's produced a greater quantity of wealthy people than almost any other course at the university.
Thank you ! However do you think that because it's focused is more on microeconomics it may have less exposure to other aspects in economics? As that would be my only concern.
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Thank you ! However do you think that because it's focused is more on microeconomics it may have less exposure to other aspects in economics? As that would be my only concern.
The focus is more on micro, yes. There are a couple of macro modules, and you can take the optional macro modules in the Economics department, but I think if you'd prefer to do macro and micro before specialising then BSc Economics would give you more scope. Better to go with the course you prefer because it's what you'll be doing for three years.
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