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What A levels one should take for an undergraduate degree in Economics for most reputed UK univs?
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What A levels one should take for an undergraduate degree in Economics for most reputed UK univs?
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Further Maths, Maths + Economics.
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If you wanna do economics at a reputable uni, A level maths is a must. A level economics isnt a must but it would be really wise so you dont enter the subject blind but you will usually necessarily need Alvl maths as an entry requirement for most russel group (very good) universities. There are some like Loughborough University which dont require a level maths for economics and are still pretty reputable and especially good in regards to prospects in economics, but the most reputable ones will require a level maths as a given usually due to the data and graph interpretation heaviness of the course. Sometimes they even use calculus (only learnt at A level) and basic algebra is obviously a given, which is why they prioritise maths so highly
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What A levels one should take for an undergraduate degree in Economics for most reputed UK univs?
Hi zishtiaq,

At study Economics at Loughborough, no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Ancient History, Biology, Classical Civilisation, Chemistry, Economics, English Language/Literature, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Languages (non-native), Law, Maths/Further Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Statistics.

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Thank you for your response. If the school emphasize on taking only 3 A Levels, Will Math, Economics and English give a good go? Does A Level Economics be considered as an advantage for Bsc, Econ or otherwise?
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That helped. thank you.
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Thank you for your response. If the school emphasize on taking only 3 A Levels, Will Math, Economics and English give a good go? Does A Level Economics be considered as an advantage for Bsc, Econ or otherwise?
To get into Cambridge and LSE (top2 unis for Econ undergrad) you'll need further maths. If you're not targeting these top unis then Maths, Econ and English will be fine
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To get into Cambridge and LSE (top2 unis for Econ undergrad) you'll need further maths. If you're not targeting these top unis then Maths, Econ and English will be fine
Thank you. So for Cambridge and LSE I will have to do 4 A Levels (Math, Further Math, Economics and English, Right?
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Thank you. So for Cambridge and LSE I will have to do 4 A Levels (Math, Further Math, Economics and English, Right?
Well you could drop English if you want and just do maths, FM and Econ. However, I'm guessing you've picked English because you like it as naturally it's very different to maths and econ. So yes maths, FM, Econ and English would be good for Cambridge and LSE if you get the right grades and pass the Cambridge test/interview
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Well you could drop English if you want and just do maths, FM and Econ. However, I'm guessing you've picked English because you like it as naturally it's very different to maths and econ. So yes maths, FM, Econ and English would be good for Cambridge and LSE if you get the right grades and pass the Cambridge test/interview
probably UCL too tbh since its strongly recommended or something
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OP, why do you want to do econ at uni?
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Maths!!! I'd say that maths is likely more important at A-level than economics. They'll teach you basic economics in your first year, but most places will expect you to come in with a strong background in calculus and optimisation, especially more microeconomics.

I study PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), and I took Politics, Economics and Maths (and AS Further Maths).
Some places like LSE will want a full A-Level in Further Maths (I don't think they can put that on their 'official' course requirements since many schools don't offer FM, but they basically need you to have done it, or something similar).
Most should be happy with a good score in Maths though - for my course, Maths wasn't required (but was strongly recommended).
I know many people here who didn't take Economics A-level, but I'm not sure of anyone who didn't take Maths.
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