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    Offers from UCL and LSE for Economics and Maths & Economics respectively.

    Want to go into investment banking, both likely equally good but is there a particular reason to go to one over the other.

    Main difference is the course otherwise I am leaning towards UCL since its slightly closer to london kings cross and LSE has less variety of academics.
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    LSE Economics is basically a one way ticket to the highest salaries in the UK
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    (Original post by GapYaar)
    LSE Economics is basically a one way ticket to the highest salaries in the UK
    Agreed.
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Offers from UCL and LSE for Economics and Maths & Economics respectively.

    Want to go into investment banking, both likely equally good but is there a particular reason to go to one over the other.

    Main difference is the course otherwise I am leaning towards UCL since its slightly closer to london kings cross and LSE has less variety of academics.
    Its not even close, LSE is far superior over UCL especially for economics, starting salary at around 38k, higher than both oxford and cambridge.



    I am of course biased into saying this.
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    (Original post by GapYaar)
    LSE Economics is basically a one way ticket to the highest salaries in the UK
    Even LSE 'maths and economics' is it not a bit of a *****ier course?
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Even LSE 'maths and economics' is it not a bit of a *****ier course?
    Why would it be any worse. If anything else, you are getting best of both worlds by having strong quantitative skills combined with economics. You mentioned that you want to go into IB where they always want students to have a strong mathematical background.
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    (Original post by Rohan77642)
    Why would it be any worse. If anything else, you are getting best of both worlds by having strong quantitative skills combined with economics. You mentioned that you want to go into IB where they always want students to have a strong mathematical background.
    Yeh UCL course is also very mathematical, and I have looked at online staring salaries for both unis lse at 32k , ucl 31k so very minimal difference. I am not biasing towards ucl I just get told the same things about both from different people 😂
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Yeh UCL course is also very mathematical, and I have looked at online staring salaries for both unis lse at 32k , ucl 31k so very minimal difference. I am not biasing towards ucl I just get told the same things about both from different people 😂
    It really depends on your personal choice at the end of the day. Many people might say that you should chose LSE over UCL because of reputation, but personally I think as long as you get into one of the top 5 for economics (Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick) you are good to go. I would then look at other factors, like whether you prefer the "feel" of LSE vs UCL (both are in London, but have a very different feel).
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    (Original post by Rohan77642)
    It really depends on your personal choice at the end of the day. Many people might say that you should chose LSE over UCL because of reputation, but personally I think as long as you get into one of the top 5 for economics (Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick) you are good to go. I would then look at other factors, like whether you prefer the "feel" of LSE vs UCL (both are in London, but have a very different feel).
    Could you expand on the 'feel'. Is LSE too stressful for someone you suffers from moderate hyochondria and generalised anxiety disorder. My anxiety isnt visible and I come across confident but excessive stress does make it worse? Or is it a fun enviroment?
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Could you expand on the 'feel'. Is LSE too stressful for someone you suffers from moderate hyochondria and generalised anxiety disorder. My anxiety isnt visible and I come across confident but excessive stress does make it worse? Or is it a fun enviroment?
    I didnt refer to stress. Both UCL and LSE will be hard and challenging. By feel I meant the environment and the people. LSE is almost like a town within london. So has a completely different vibe in comparison to UCL. Furthermore LSE is mostly specialised in social sciences, whereas at UCL you have students studying subjects from neuroscience to computer science.
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Could you expand on the 'feel'. Is LSE too stressful for someone you suffers from moderate hyochondria and generalised anxiety disorder. My anxiety isnt visible and I come across confident but excessive stress does make it worse? Or is it a fun enviroment?
    It can be a fun environment, if you go to societies and participate in uni life. Class are serious but if you like your course, you'll look forward to lessons.

    I do History at LSE and the course got better in the second year.

    I also have anxiety disorder and the uni's disability and welfare office are really supportive, so contact them if you end up at LSE.
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Even LSE 'maths and economics' is it not a bit of a *****ier course?
    Why?
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    (Original post by dinglebells)
    Why?
    Straight economic courses are often taken more seriously Ive been told/misdirected
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    The question is: 'how much maths do you want in your degree'?

    You won't get significantly better prospects for IB by going to one uni than the other. Both unis have strong BFGs that often run joint events. They're targeted, visited by all the investment banks worth noting, etc, etc.
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    (Original post by Econowizard)
    Straight economic courses are often taken more seriously Ive been told/misdirected
    True for a lot of joint courses such as Government and Econ, Geography and Econ, etc. because they're often lacking in mathematical content.
    I'd think that Maths and Econ, however, is probably taken seriously.
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    Both unis will give you roughly the same chances of getting into IB and the same salaries as you can apply to the same jobs. It all comes down to which course structure/uni you prefer and feel the best at. If you can get into one of these to uni you are a solid applicant for IB, but you shouldn't let leadership/EC's aside as they are crucial to be a strong applicant. Fell free to PM
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