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I want to study economics in Uni, so I’m thinking Maths, further maths and history would be a good combination (the college doesn’t offer economics A level only business) but I want to do 4, so what should I do as a fourth? the subjects I’ve considered as possibilities are: English literature, combined English literature and language, physics, business studies, sociology, geography and psychology. Which out of those options do you think would be the best for economics? Or is there one I haven’t listed that you think would be good?

P.s - I know business studies would be the most relevant, but a lot of people on here have said it’s a soft A level and would hurt my uni application (not sure if it’s actually true or not but I’ll take your guys word for it). But if my college doesn’t offer economics will the UNI accept/be ok with me doing business studies?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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As long as you have maths (+ FM for oxbridge and LSE) you’ll be safe. Geography, history or English lit would go nicely with those for an econ degree
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I wouldn’t go for business studies tbh. You don’t need business to study business management, it’s true that it’s “soft” and not as highly regarded. English, history or geography are all fantastic supporting subjects. All have coursework at a level, so I’d say pick the one you enjoy the most, as it’s enjoyment that leads to you wanting to work hard.

Best wishes, make sure to state in your application that your college doesn’t offer economics - I think this will be an important contextual factor to any university.
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(Original post by Deggs_14)
make sure to state in your application that your college doesn’t offer economics - I think this will be an important contextual factor to any university.
Don't really have to as A level Economics is neither preferred nor required for a degree in Economics. Although many aspiring Economics students do take the A level, universities don't expect it. Ergo, OP can mention it but they don't have to.

Userstudent1864 Just stick with 3. Universities only ask for 3 and doing anything extra won't give you an advantage and it certainly won't make you stand out from others. Maths, FM and History are absolutely perfect for entry into any university in the UK. As far as subjects go, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
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I agree that unis will be fine with Maths, FM and History for an Economics degree - no need to do a 4th and better to concentrate on getting the best grades in those 3.

But if a 4th A level must be done, I would pick an easier one like Sociology - the fact that some people see it as soft is irrelevant in the context of your other three and the fact that all unis accept it, even LSE.
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