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    I've been surfing the forums and there are a couple of users around saying that the economics side of the degree is taught (badly, apparently) by the stats department rather than the econ department. Can anyone taking this course please confirm or deny this? I love both econ and stats so I'd hate to attend a course where I might not be able to enjoy the subject. I'm currently holding an offer for the UCL E&S course and was quite inclined to make it my firm until now.

    On another note, does anyone know the difference between UCL E&S and LSE Math and Econ? They're both pretty similar to me even after looking at their programmes. I'm still waiting for a decision from LSE...
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    Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
    Thank you ;_;
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    So I did a little more research and I'm going to post this here for the benefit of anyone else who has similar doubts about UCL E&S after reading the aforementioned horror stories, since it's hard to find other users studying this specific course:

    Yes, it is true that a few - but not all - of the economics modules in the Economics and Statistics course are taught by the department of statistical science. You can find the relevant info on pages 36 and 67 of the student handbook which can be found here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/current/ughb.pdf

    From what I understand, only the modules ECON1604 Economics I (Combined Studies) and ECON2601 Economics II (Combined Studies), which are studied in Year 1 and Year 2, are taught by the statistics department. All other economics modules, most of which are the optional, more specialised courses for Year 3, should be taught by the department of economics as they are not listed under the courses provided by the statistics department on page 67. That's what I've gleaned from my research - if I got that wrong then please help me amend my statement. Upon looking up ECON1604 and ECON2601 it seems like the syllabus is quite similar to IB and A level economics but more in depth with a few new topics, so in my opinion if you study hard enough you can definitely get by even if economics isn't taught very well by the stats department. Obviously I don't know how hard the course actually is since I haven't heard yet from any current students or alumni, but at the very least it certainly doesn't seem as bad as the posts I read made it out to be. At the end of the day what matters is graduating with good marks anyway and if you work hard enough you can achieve that regardless I'll probably go ahead with the decision to make UCL my firm after all since I don't like the LSE Math and Econ course as much.

    tl;dr I don't think E&S is as terrible as that particular user who has been dissing the course says it is.

    Moral of the story: Take online horror stories with a grain of salt and go do some proper research about the course yourself. Though tbh that really should've been obvious from the start lmao
 
 
 
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