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After I got rejected by Oxford and LSE, I have been struggling about my firm choice. Obviously Warwick PPE and UCL Philo&Econ are on the top of my list.

I have heared the name of PPE at Warwick and although I think PE at UCL may not be as academically promising as the former one, I think I would enjoy living in London given that I have been living in city for 18 years and there will be more resources both employment–wise and socially.

Can anyone tell me something about PE in UCL as I don't know much about it. Is it really much academically weaker than Warwick PPE?
Also, I am considering a more academic career path, so, I am aming for MA/MS/MPhi in Oxbridge and top unis in the US after my undergraduate. How would they view these two degrees from two unis?
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hi i moved your thread over to Economics and PPE university courses
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Sorry I am new, should I just copy it to there?
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Oh I c, thx!
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i'd prefer london...but i am worried about the name of the course and what i can get out of it
(Original post by ltsmith)
would you prefer to live in london or warwick? they are very different places.
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thank you very much!I was predetermined to do econ and philo, but I then got interested in political theories( although I think I can just choose political philosophy). Can u give me an idea about how strong is PE in UCL?Caz I really know the brand of Warwick ppe and its academic reputation but, from what I know, PE in UCL may be academically weaker.
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Current UCL Economics student here, and honestly the academic differences are negligible. Your main considerations should be
a) the location, and;
b) the course content

UCL is a city uni (and a very big city at that!) whilst Warwick is a campus uni, so both have very different feels. Although people do tend to move out to Leamington Spa after their first year at Warwick, it will obviously be much smaller than London. Some people love London and others don’t, so it’s more of a personal decision. Obviously London accommodation is very expensive, although your student loan will be a little bit higher so that will go some way towards covering it at least.

As for the courses, check what topics each one covers in each year and whether or not that aligns with your interests. Note that you will often be able to choose outside modules (you can at UCL; I assume Warwick is the same) in limited quantities anyway, so you won’t be entirely restricted to what they list (e.g. I did Programming as well this year).

But as far as academics go I wouldn’t worry too much, both unis are great places to study. Would note that the lecturers at UCL actually wrote the Core textbook for Economics, which is currently being rolled out at a number of unis in the UK, so that’s pretty cool. I imagine both unis will cover fairly similar content overall though.

Of course, if you have any questions about UCL or Econ then I’d be happy to answer. I only have limited knowledge of PPE and PE but I’ll try my best there too (also an Oxford PPE reject haha).
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thanks!So did you transfer your course?Did you do that before, on the result day or after you get in?They would not let me transfer and I want to do so and I am worried that I cannot do that given the vacancy would be limited on the result day and it might be difficult to transfer in UCL as the course is from Philosophy department and most courses I want to go to are in poli nd econ department.
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Also, Oxford PPE rejects here...I have offers for:PPE WarwickEcon WarwickPhilosophy and Economics UCLI have some questions: Why you are saying that Warwick has such a brand for PPE and politics? I have never listened to that before?UCL has now improved a lot in philosophy and it is a top department in UK as well as the Econ department top 4/5 after LSE and Oxbridge.Where we can find someone who is doing Philosophy and Economics at UCL?As a UCL Economics student @Saturnians How did you take Programming? In what year? For example I am interested in economics of information/maths/psychology or CS courses but they have some special requirements.Many thanks!!
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I have done some research about uk ppe courses and , as far as I know, Warwick, Exeter,LSE, UCLare right after Oxford in terms of ppe. UCL has a quantitative approach combined with its own lab but its ppe is relatively new. LSE has a very high quality ppe but firstly you cannot specialise in two of the three area and it takes four years. Exeter has a very flexible course but it’s ranking international and in an overall sense is weaker. Warwick took a more interdisciplinary approach which I prefer and its course is relatively older. There are obviously other great unis I haven’t mentioned of course.
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Yeah, Totally agree in what you say. I now realize that my post seems to ask for justification or any research. However, my intention was to ask about to know more about the opinion and the issue, as I have to decide my first choice, between UCL and Warwick, in a couple of weeks.
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yeah.. could you share some experience if you have transferred a course in UCL?
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