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i would only go to soas to do economics & chinese (1 year in china) or if i were extremely interested in oriental and african studies (OAS). for straight econ and/or anything else... LSE is much better.
i wanted to take that course but with japanese but my dad didnt let me!!! :P he said they just asked for BBB, so it cannot be good
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LSE VS SOAS?????????? :elefant: :stupid: :stupid:
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LSE VS SOAS?????????? :elefant: :stupid: :stupid:
Whats better, LSE or Thames Valley Unviersity?
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i really do agree with you wings_cp who cares what uni you go to in respect to another. its a case of each uni for each person.

go for the SOAS if u want..fair play to ya
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thats just stupid. YOU cant generalise the entire student body of SOAS with civil servants, activists or world travellers. Unless u actually have some FACTS thats just a silly assumption.

Same with LSE. Some WILL actually turn out to be bums.. lol
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ffs theyre only universityies.. they DONT contrary to belief define you as a person


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I think its all about how one applies oneself after the degree (provided the results were good).. Both the Universities in question are very good at what they do and can provide the stepping stone for a foothold in any relevant voacation...
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I have been to both SOAS and LSE.. both to do the degree of economics.. SOAS for undergrad and LSE for postgrad. Admittedly, I was rejected from LSE during my undergrad appliation. Anyway, I am glad that I get to study in both institutions, they are both great -- however, in a rather different way.

SOAS and LSE utilize different approaches to see the world.

SOAS is very heterodox in nature. Load of marxist in economics department. Academics at SOAS emphasis the importance of all social, political and economical factors in shaping the world. Also, they do not like Washington Institutions. And, the focus at SOAS is at development -- how to use whatever skills available to make this world a better place. Students study by writing essays.

LSE, on the other hand, is very orthodox in nature. Everything is very abstract using cutting-edge mathematical technique. However, they tend to analyze the economic stuffs in a way that is very abstract from the reality of social, and political development (this is probably what the real world look like and this, I think, is what economists fail to model rigorously). Unlike SOAS which is developmental driven, LSE, in my opinion, is majorly money driven. All people aims to get into IBank or consulting firms to get highpay and not many of them have the interest in making this world a better place. Also, students rarely write essay. Hence, although, LSE students have a superior technical skill to SOAS students, I think they have a rather weak essay writing skills.

To sum up, they are different!

[P.S. I don't know much about non-econ departments].
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