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    im on a Gap year currently and withdrew my ucas application last year. Im applying this year with AAAa in Maths, History and Economics and German AS. I am very interested in applying for Economics Economic History at Uni but only LSE and Warwick seem to offer it. I want to apply to:

    LSE - Economics and Economic History
    Warwick - Economics and Economic History
    UCL - Economics
    Bath - Economics
    Nottingham - Economics

    I have started planning my personal statement but am a bit stuck with what to write for the economic history part. I understand for a joint honours degree it needs to be a 50:50 split betweeen Economics and Economic History. I know what to write for economics but its just economic history that has me confused. The LSE website doesnt help for this course. It says write why you want to study history at degree level when clearly i dont want to study History (i want to study economic history)

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    From the Warwick website:

    "This is designed for economists with a keen interest in history, and historians willing to make a commitment to economics. It combines economic analysis with historical knowledge to advance understanding of such issues as Britain’s position in Europe and the determinants of economic growth; the conditions for exchange rate stability and successful European integration; the causes of economic fluctuations and unemployment; the economics of state socialism and transition. The degree aims to combine an understanding of economic concepts with a grasp of historical sources with which the University Library is very well stocked."

    I'm guessing you're interested in History so you could perhaps outline why that is. Obviously mention about the skills you've gained from studying it at A-Level and why that will make you suitable. If you've got any particular knowledge of Economic History then you could talk about this too; what has your A-Level course taught you etc.

    It would be really good if you're interested/know anything about any of the modules which are mentioned on the website. Shows that you've done your research.
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    well why do you want to study economic history?
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    Manchester, york, Edinburgh all do course of econ and econ history.
    And as has been said write about econ history and what interests you in it and link it in with the economics.
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    woops double post.

    Thanks for the helpful replies guys. I have researched the modules for the course at warwick and LSE and found they look at the imf, industrialisation etc which is interesting to me and stuff which is good for the personal statement. I was also going to mention the stuff i learnt from History as well as bring in some A2 course content like the Nazis and hyperinflation and tie that in with economics. Would this be ok?
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    I'm in a similar predicament, what did you focus your personal statement on?
 
 
 
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