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I'm thinking of applying to either "economics and economic history" or
"economic history" or "economic history with economics"...
I was looking at the admission stats for these courses, and
I realised that...the difficulties of getting in were in the following
order...
(1) Economic History with Economics 6.12%
(2) Economic History: 14.66%
(3) Economics and Economic History: 16.67%

Although I think Econ History is a great subject, I wouldn't
doubt the fact that economics is far more practical and popular
course than econ history...(and I think this is the reason why
Economics is usually considered to be "the" course and the most
competitive course to get in to at LSE).

And Consequently, I wonder why "Economics and Economic History",
arguably the course with the most quantitative element in the
department of economic history, is the least competitive to get into
among the three courses offered by the department.
I just want to know if there is any reason why people prefer
other two courses to this most quantitatively-oriented course in the
econhistory department.

Thanks..
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statistics are deceptive, you're percentage is only based on the number of first year students and applications, not the number of offers to applications. You shouldn't apply based on those statistics eg: For history at LSE the chances are approx 6%, but what they don't tell you is that the ratio of placesffers is 1:3. Hence, a course that appears almost impossible to get into is actually easier than you think, or it could well be harder as with Economics and Economic History.

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(Original post by flglxpstbxkdls)

And Consequently, I wonder why "Economics and Economic History",
arguably the course with the most quantitative element in the
department of economic history, is the least competitive to get into
among the three courses offered by the department.
I just want to know if there is any reason why people prefer
other two courses to this most quantitatively-oriented course in the
econhistory department.

Thanks..
"Economics with economic history" is in the economics department.
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