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    I'm thinking of a degree with accountancy and economics. But i was wondering exactly how much math is involved? I got an A in GCSE math but i gotta say, it wasn't my favourite subject. It was pretty satisfying to finish an equation but it kinda bored me otherwise. Plus, im literally incapable of studying for it. I'm not doing A-level Maths but i know a few universities who don't require it if you get an A at GCSE math

    But I'm also thinking law? It almost seems like the perfect degree in terms of the material being learnt, but I've watched Suits and How To Get Away With Murder, and that stuff looks terrifying. I don't know if I could handle that kind of pressure. Do shows dramaticise being a lawyer?

    And finally, how do I know which course is the right one?
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    (Original post by farahhh24)
    I'm thinking of a degree with accountancy and economics. But i was wondering exactly how much math is involved? I got an A in GCSE math but i gotta say, it wasn't my favourite subject. It was pretty satisfying to finish an equation but it kinda bored me otherwise. Plus, im literally incapable of studying for it. I'm not doing A-level Maths but i know a few universities who don't require it if you get an A at GCSE math

    But I'm also thinking law? It almost seems like the perfect degree in terms of the material being learnt, but I've watched Suits and How To Get Away With Murder, and that stuff looks terrifying. I don't know if I could handle that kind of pressure. Do shows dramaticise being a lawyer?

    And finally, how do I know which course is the right one?
    Could you do job shadowing? Try seeing the life of a city lawyer (if you are on course to get high enough grades for this to be a possibility), a local legal firm, an audit firm and accountant in industry? I think its pretty time consuming doing this though.

    In general - and very much subject to change - its easier to get jobs in finance/ accounting than law. However a law degree can be a good skill base for starting a training contract in accountancy.

    Regarding accountancy degrees you need to look for universities which have less mathematical finance courses - so dont insist on 'A' level maths. That limits the number of options you have, but there are still loads to chose from.
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    Could you do job shadowing? Try seeing the life of a city lawyer (if you are on course to get high enough grades for this to be a possibility), a local legal firm, an audit firm and accountant in industry? I think its pretty time consuming doing this though.

    In general - and very much subject to change - its easier to get jobs in finance/ accounting than law. However a law degree can be a good skill base for starting a training contract in accountancy.

    Regarding accountancy degrees you need to look for universities which have less mathematical finance courses - so dont insist on 'A' level maths. That limits the number of options you have, but there are still loads to chose from.
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