Warwick ppe vs UCL Philo&EconWatch
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?
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).