Payel123
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What are the pros and cons of doing a course like Eco and History vs Pure Eco? Is it harder to get in to a Russel Group?
(Don't love Maths and not sure whether to take up whole A Level just for a future economics course.)
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It's hard to get into a top end university, Russell Group or not.

I don't know what the eco and history degrees are like, but I can give you some ideas of a pure eco degree.

Pros:

  • You would be eligible to study for a master's in economics (their entry requirements can be particular depending on the university)
  • You can become an economist (one of the top 3 paying disciplines when it comes to qualifications, especially at post grad. See: https://www.businessinsider.com/emol...16-5?r=US&IR=T)
  • You get to learn how to think in economics terms/reasoning - useful when it comes to business
  • You get to pick up stats skills which can be useful for analysing stuff (provided the employer lets you)

Cons:
  • The market can be saturated with economics graduates
  • Maths required is roughly AS level standard unless you opt to do a degree course that is more quantiative
  • You are mostly learning about theory, and there is little applied material that you can use
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Lots of info here about Applying for Economics : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/economics_degree
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