ZakM73
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why does straight economics have higher entry requirements than courses like economics and finance or economics and management?
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Economics and finance and other joined degrees require less entry because the topics that are explored do not go into great depth compared to the main economics degree.

For example, in the first year, economics may have 8 modules. Therefore 8 modules solely dedicated to the degree

But the economics and finance will equally have 8 modules. Therefore, 8 modules split into 2 different areas of economics & finance, which will then require less content of economics and less content of finance
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Entry requirements are chiefly driven by how many applications the course receives versus how many places they have available. If it’s oversubscribed, they can afford to be picky.

Single subject courses are more popular because there are fewer applicants interested in combinations of two subjects, even if they are closely linked.
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(Original post by ZakM73)
why does straight economics have higher entry requirements than courses like economics and finance or economics and management?
Straight economics also tends to involve far more maths than any joint honours economics course (unless you do maths and economics naturally). As a result, they tend to ask for high maths grades along with high competition driving the general grades up.

Thing is, with an economics degree there are a lot of lucrative careers linked, as a result there are a lot of applicants. In my year of uni applications, economics was the most applied for course.
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