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What are the main differences between the two courses
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Well Cambridge is obviously pure Economics, so the compulsory modules that you'd have to take would be all Economics based, ranging from Macroeconomics to British Economic History. Oxford's E&M has a Management element to it, so you'd have fewer Economics modules but would have compulsory Management modules as well, such as General Management & Financial Management in the first year. I'd say that Cambridge's course is more mathematical as well.
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Economics at Cambridge is far higher regarded than Oxford's E&M at undergrad. Although you'll need further maths to study it at Cambridge whereas you won't at Oxford. At postgrad level this switches so for an MPhil Economics, Cambridge < Oxford.
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Economics at Cambridge is far higher regarded than Oxford's E&M at undergrad. Although you'll need further maths to study it at Cambridge whereas you won't at Oxford. At postgrad level this switches so for an MPhil Economics, Cambridge < Oxford.
I do further maths for a levels. Do most successful applicants achieve an A*?
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Cool. Which subjects did you take for a-levels?
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Cool. Which subjects did you take for a-levels?
Sorry the rest of my piece clearly didn't send. I do E&M at oxford. I took Maths, Physics Economics and French at A Level getting AA*AB against A*A*AA predictions. I am only on this course because of a good score in the TSA which Oxford values very highly. The courses are very different with Cambridge being very maths-intensive and Oxford not even being very econ-intensive, from what I can see the purpose of E&M is to prepare people who do well in their TSA to be the most attractive candidate for IB, consulting and similar. It is the most competitive course in the UK and has the highest graduate salary, and yet I would have no chance at Cambridge. They are very different courses.
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