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    could industrial economics be slightly easier to get into compared to economics l100? higher chances to get offer?
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    Yeah it should be easie to get into.
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    The entry requirements are lower, but there are MUCH less places available on that program, so competition is equal.
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    The entry requirements are lower, but there are MUCH less places available on that program, so competition is equal.
    Standard of applicants is also far lower...so if you're a strong BSc Econ candidate, you should find BSc Industrial Econ easy(ish) to get on to.
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    could industrial economics be slightly easier to get into compared to economics l100? higher chances to get offer?
    You should read the threads with links in my sig.
    But the short answer is no, I don't think it is worth applying for the wrong course just to get in. So only apply for Industrial Economics if that is what you want to study for 3 years.


    3:1 sounds a lot better than 11:1 but I still want to hedge my bets and apply for some easier to get into courses.
    I can understand why you want to hedge. But:
    i) In order to be suitable for the variant subject you risk compromising the PS and not getting in the places you do apply for economics at. There are some exceptions for example Maths and Economics at Warwick, which gives out the same standard offer to all applicants whatever your PS.

    ii) You risk end up with a course you not want to do and 3 years is a long time to spend on a course your heart is not really in.

    iii) Doing multi applications for one uni is not great. Remember admissions tutors will know about other applications at same uni. So may end up looking like you are more interested in the uni than the course.

    iv) Variant courses may be harder not easier to get into. 2 examples:
    a) At Warwick in 2005 for straight economics there were 1185 applications and 104 entrants. (11:1), whilst with Industrial economic there were 116 applications and 5 entrants. (23:1). So the variants has twice the applicants per place of the straight course.
    b) At LSE Straight in 2007 econ is 2,861:236 (about 12:1), Econ with Econ history is 123:5 (about 24:1) and BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics is 282:8 (about 35:1):
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/und.../economics.htm

    v)At uni it is a lot easier to transfer from a general course (e.g. straight econ) to a specialist course (e.g. Industrial Econ) than the other way round. This is because straight econ will (generally) involve the teaching of more econ (e.g. twice as much at Warwick) . and you can't easily pick up that large an amount of knowledge.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=658957
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    i applied for this at warwick
    isnt industrial economics basically business economics?
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    yeah its a less glam name for business econ...its a good degree...and you can change to straight econ after a year if you dont want to pursue it (many did that last year), conditional to you gettin a 55% (mid 2.2 which is pisstake)
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    i have applied for that aswell, when do they reply!
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    thx
 
 
 
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