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Is a bsc Economics and Politics good enough for a masters in economics?

Is a bsc Economics and Politics good enough for a masters in economics?

I need to know and I can't seem to find a clear answer
Original post by Questionaboutuni
Is a bsc Economics and Politics good enough for a masters in economics?

I need to know and I can't seem to find a clear answer

It sorta depends to be honest, if you'll forgive the expression. A BSc economics and politics at LSE will open far more MSc Economics doors then a BA Economics and Politics at Middlesex university for example. So it depends on how good the undergrad course in question is. It also depends on what sort of MSc Economics courses you think you may want to apply to, the very top ones or just the good ones.

I can't tell whether you're picking uni courses with a master's in mind or whether you're currently enrolled on a BSc Economics and Politics and want to do a master's. If the former then surely the solution is to just do a BSc Economics, or at the very least just email the unis you may want to do a master's at later on asking whether they accept joint honours students. If you're currently doing a BSc Economics and Politics course and want to do a MSc Economics then just email/call the departments you want to apply to?

Your main obstacle will how quantitative your undergrad modules will be as this is the main barrier for postgrad Economics. Although even when you google MSc Economics course entry requirements, a fair few state that joint honours Econ courses are fine as long as at least 50% of the modules are Econ and you've done a sufficient amount of maths
Thanks for the response it was very helpful as there isn't much clear information about thisIf you could would you say an economics and politics degree from a standard RG would be good enough to get on a masters at a higher tier uni
Original post by Questionaboutuni
Thanks for the response it was very helpful as there isn't much clear information about thisIf you could would you say an economics and politics degree from a standard RG would be good enough to get on a masters at a higher tier uni

Firstly I'd recommend emailing the unis you're interested in rather than relying on a stranger on the internet.

But imo I think it may be difficult to get onto the elite MSc Economics programmes. If you've got proven research experience or rank near the top of your cohort then that can help things. If you've taken lots of quantitative classes then this can help too. MSc Economics admissions are a lot less competitive than undergrad but the main barrier is funding and maths ability. You can apply to as many MSc Economics programmes as you want so aren't constrained to 5 like at undergrad admissions so you may as well chance it but you're better off asking the profs at your uni and the admissions people at the unis you're interested in
Original post by BenRyan99
Firstly I'd recommend emailing the unis you're interested in rather than relying on a stranger on the internet.

But imo I think it may be difficult to get onto the elite MSc Economics programmes. If you've got proven research experience or rank near the top of your cohort then that can help things. If you've taken lots of quantitative classes then this can help too. MSc Economics admissions are a lot less competitive than undergrad but the main barrier is funding and maths ability. You can apply to as many MSc Economics programmes as you want so aren't constrained to 5 like at undergrad admissions so you may as well chance it but you're better off asking the profs at your uni and the admissions people at the unis you're interested in

Would a Politics and Economics degree at a top Russel group uno e.g. LSE of Warwick put you in good standing for a MSc Economics at a good uni?
Original post by jlocordner332
Would a Politics and Economics degree at a top Russel group uno e.g. LSE of Warwick put you in good standing for a MSc Economics at a good uni?

Yeah I think so. Most MSc's require you to have done a degree where at least 50% of the modules are economics, so you'd satisfy that. But I would be mindful of making sure to pick quantitative modules where possible, and economics modules over politics ones when you have the choice, to demonstrate your interest and ability in the areas that are important in a MSc Economics.

I know quite a few people who've done the dual economics degrees at LSE (e.g. economics and geography, economics and politics, etc), who've gone on to very good jobs/MSc courses. So I wouldn't be overly concerned, LSE economics courses are very good ultimately
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