Mike John
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Guys i need help. I have applied for an Economics Degree and ive been reading up on it. Is it mainly mathematics based? Im good with mathematics especially pure mathematics and im okay with statistics when i revise.

Be honest is an economics degree really hard????????
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Economics is a well respected academic subject, so yes, some will find it hard. Having said that if you enjoy the subject and can cope with the Maths then it may well be the subject for you, and the financial rewards can be considerable. The first year will be a lot easier, but not impossible, if you have Economics a level and at least AS Maths, Just to let you know I am a specialist teacher of A level Economics, and have a son who has recently finished a degree and started work at one of the top four accountancy firm with a salary not far off my own.
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(Original post by Mike John)
Guys i need help. I have applied for an Economics Degree and ive been reading up on it. Is it mainly mathematics based? Im good with mathematics especially pure mathematics and im okay with statistics when i revise.

Be honest is an economics degree really hard????????
Hi Mike,

I think you're worrying too much. If you are good with mathematics and ok with statistics, then I'm sure you'll be fine with Economics at uni. I'm the second year Economics BSc student at the University of Huddersfield. I don't really find it hard, even if its BSc. Economics is not only about maths, but I'd say it's also about understanding the concepts and how you can relate it to the real world. Maybe Econometrics could be a little bit tricky because of a lot of maths involved, I don't know it yet, but I'm sure that if you're doing well with A-level Maths then you can deal with Econometrics too.
It also depends on the uni you're applying, obviously top Universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge will demand more maths, and you would have to deal with hard problems. But if Universities are concentrated more on your future career, then you would be taught more basic stuff that you need to know.
Basically, so far I had a lot of graphical analysis, basic algebra and calculus, and it's a lot of differentiation involved. About statistics, I haven't studied it before last year on my first year, and I was fine with that, maybe a lot of unfamiliar information, but I passed my exam with 88%. So, it is really nothing to worry about, just work hard on stuff that you feel you need to improve at uni, and then you can always ask questions if you need help and go to the office hours.

I hope it will help you,
Daniela
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yes economics degrees are hard. you will spent 3 years very stressed out, but you will come out at the end of it alive, hopefully with a 2:1 and some great memories from your social life at uni.
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