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So I do 4 subjects
- Economics, Computer Science, English Lit, and Classical Civilisations.
So I wanted to know if I could get to do a degree with economics - without needing maths as a 'requirement'.
I am looking specifically at london based unis
any help would be appreciated as i am sooooo confused whether to drop it or not.
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I am not sure about London universities but there are number of very good universities who accept you on Economics degrees without A levels including Reading, Essex, East Anglia, Kent and Sussex
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Unlikely you can do straight economics, however something like politics and economics and I know of a few places where you can transfer from such a subject to straight econ after the first year, providing you demonstrate an aptitude for maths in that first year. Simple fact is economics is maths based. Sure its not as all encompassing as a pure maths degree but the maths that it does use it does so a hell of a lot. If you hate maths don't even try and do an economics degree. If you like maths but didn't do it at A level, get on a course where you can transfer to economics in the second year and do as many maths modules as possible.
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(Original post by Apple__Cider)
So I do 4 subjects
- Economics, Computer Science, English Lit, and Classical Civilisations.
So I wanted to know if I could get to do a degree with economics - without needing maths as a 'requirement'.
I am looking specifically at london based unis
any help would be appreciated as i am sooooo confused whether to drop it or not.
Hi there!
As swanseajack1 has said, have you considered the University of Kent for economics at all? Their entry requirements don't ask for an A-level in Maths, just a B in GCSE Maths. Kent is obviously outside of London but if you need to get to London frequently or live in London there is a high-speed train service that runs from Canterbury West station (about 15 minute walk from the university) into Central London that only takes 50 minutes
I'll leave the link to the course information page here in case you are interested!
Good luck with your A-levels
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Economic History / Economics and History is something you can do without Maths, LSE does it and I think UCL too.
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Look for 'BA Economics' - this usually means more of a social science than maths focus - although you might find a few titled 'BSc' have this focus as well. More info here : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Economics_Degree

These only require GCSE Maths :
Goldsmiths London - https://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-economics/
Reading - http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...economics.aspx
Westminster - https://www.westminster.ac.uk/accoun...cs-bsc-honours
Greenwich - https://www.gre.ac.uk/undergraduate-...omics-bsc-hons
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(Original post by Apple__Cider)
So I do 4 subjects
- Economics, Computer Science, English Lit, and Classical Civilisations.
So I wanted to know if I could get to do a degree with economics - without needing maths as a 'requirement'.
I am looking specifically at london based unis
any help would be appreciated as i am sooooo confused whether to drop it or not.
Hi there :hello:

You may be interested in the BA Economics we have at Goldsmiths! The entry requirements are BBB at A-level and you would need at least a B/Grade 6 in either GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics so there's a little bit of flexibility

It's a really exciting programme because in addition to the classic Economics modules you can pick your own specification depending on your own interests. You can choose between 5 topics: Community and Technology, Markets and Organisations, Human Behaviour and Choice, The Creative Impulse, or Concepts, Ideas and Perspectives. We also have a few programmes that combine Economics and other subjects (like Management or Marketing) that you might want to check out!

I've included the link to the programme here but if you have any more questions I'm always happy to help

- Miranda
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Unlikely you can do straight economics, however something like politics and economics and I know of a few places where you can transfer from such a subject to straight econ after the first year, providing you demonstrate an aptitude for maths in that first year. Simple fact is economics is maths based. Sure its not as all encompassing as a pure maths degree but the maths that it does use it does so a hell of a lot. If you hate maths don't even try and do an economics degree. If you like maths but didn't do it at A level, get on a course where you can transfer to economics in the second year and do as many maths modules as possible.
thanks for the advice - like I really hate maths as it gives me such bad anxiety to do it, so I think I'll just drop economics. As I don't want to do any maths
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thanks for the advice - like I really hate maths as it gives me such bad anxiety to do it, so I think I'll just drop economics. As I don't want to do any maths
Economics is a mathematical subject. If you hate Maths it isnt for you. Computer science is also very mathematical so avoid that. Have you considered politics, law or other social sciences as they may suit you better.
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