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Im lookin at future possibilities for top universities offering degrees in economics.

From the little bits i know, in the south theres LSEl, Oxford, Cambridge which are more or less the top 3 in UK for economics?

Which of these are the most respected for economics/ biggest chance of getting into? presuming i get four A's at A2; (maths,chem,econ,bio) + a possible AS in futhur maths that i may take up in my second year

Also which are any other respected Universities for Economics, preferably more northern?

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According to the league tables that LSE show in their welcome talk, LSE is 3rd/4th in the world for economics and I think Oxford was 6th and Cambridge was 7th (I may have got those mixed up). I couldn't say about Imperial. I'm applying for economics and I'm also going to apply to Bristol and Bath which I think are quite good too. I think I've also heard that UCL is good for economics.
In terms of the biggest chance of getting into the above, the ratio of applicants to places is 12:1 for LSE, about 10:1 for Bristol and Oxford and 7:1 for Cambridge.
Hope this helps.
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Durham, York and St Andrews. Warwick (of course) and Nottingham for the English midlands. Exeter and Bath also.

Then think the redbricks (mainly Birmingham, Leeds and Newcastle) plus the other Scottish ancients (well, Edinburgh and Glasgow).

Your strongest are probably Warwick, Durham and Nottingham after LSE (but Exeter aren't far beinhd at all. Probably match Durham). But where do you get Imperial (College of sciences, medicine and engineering) from?
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I should say that in between Warwick, Nottingham, Durham etc. and the redbricks/remaining Scottish acinets there are probably a few other unis such as Lancaster, Loughbrough etc.
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sorry, my bad, changed it
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Warwick and Notts for midlands. Nothing that great further up :p:
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(Original post by Amm0)
Warwick and Notts for midlands. Nothing that great further up :p:
South, you mean? Also, I hope you're joking! :p:
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forget the rest just go for LSE
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I think LSE would be most likely out of my capabilities, i dont want to waste an application on it if theres a massive chance of rejection, rather apply for four where at least i know im near enough guaranteed an offer from at least one.

Assuming i continue and get 4 A's at Maths,Chem,Bio,Econ assuming my PS is good BUT i messed my GCSEs up quite badly (5A, 5B) you think i may have a shot at LSE also with sufficient work experience?
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(Original post by DannyH)
I think LSE would be most likely out of my capabilities, i dont want to waste an application on it if theres a massive chance of rejection, rather apply for four where at least i know im near enough guaranteed an offer from at least one.

Assuming i continue and get 4 A's at Maths,Chem,Bio,Econ assuming my PS is good BUT i messed my GCSEs up quite badly (5A, 5B) you think i may have a shot at LSE also with sufficient work experience?
For economics, no.
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Is Nottingham and Durham considered 'good' for economics, or average? Any reasoning behind why some people think those two universities are good? Just curious.
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Is Nottingham and Durham considered 'good' for economics, or average? Any reasoning behind why some people think those two universities are good? Just curious.
For notts..look at the league tables. They're usually in the top 10 and have an AAA requirement
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oh ok. Would the same be said for Durham as well?
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(Original post by DannyH)
I think LSE would be most likely out of my capabilities, i dont want to waste an application on it if theres a massive chance of rejection, rather apply for four where at least i know im near enough guaranteed an offer from at least one.

Assuming i continue and get 4 A's at Maths,Chem,Bio,Econ assuming my PS is good BUT i messed my GCSEs up quite badly (5A, 5B) you think i may have a shot at LSE also with sufficient work experience?
pure economics? no. but for a mixed subject (econ & history) you'll have a good chance. look at the current guardian and the times rankings. You could also consider CASS, but they seem to get mixed reviews. Try applying to one of the american unis. just for fun
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(warning: my opinion)
LSE
Cambridge
Oxford

UCL
Warwick
Nottingham

edit: post above mine is good. Apply for a uni slightly beyond your reach normally but on a joint honours programme then see about transferring when you're inside (check this is feasible first). If not, a joint honours from somewhere like LSE is very sweet anyway.
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Could someone rank the economics departments in terms of career prospects?
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yes that would be very helpful
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(Original post by IITian)
Is Nottingham and Durham considered 'good' for economics, or average? Any reasoning behind why some people think those two universities are good? Just curious.
Of course Durham is! It's Durham for crying out loud! :p:

I've always said that, whether Durham may be an elite uni or not (it is, if you consider UCL, Warwick, Bristol and all elite. It's not if you don't :p: ) But it excels in the arts. Its arts courses are as strong, if not stronger, than Oxbridge's. So it's for the arts (and law) that Durham is held in the highest regard. Even so, its science and engineering courses still hold their own the top. Its in business and some social sciences that it's let down slightly (but even these are still generally top 10). But economics is one social science it's strong in.

Going by league rankings alone its top 10 (and so too is Nottingham for that matter) and its typical offer is AAA.
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Could someone rank the economics departments in terms of career prospects?
http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_...ject=ECONOMICS

That's going to be the best ones you get.

Generally Warwick, Oxbridge and UCL. Then Durham, Nottingham and Bristol. The the Scottish ancinects (well, St Andrews and Edinburgh). The redbricks like Newcastle and Birmingham.
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Personal ranking for Econ :

LSE
Cambridge
Oxford

Warwick
UCL
Nottingham

Note my list is very similar to RyanT's but I switched UCL and Warwick around.
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