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Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London

lse economics and economic history

Is this course considered prestigious? It is an economics course AND economic history as a pose to something like pure economic history/ geography with economics. This means the modules intersect highly with the pure economics course and it has mostly the same maths content too with some differences (eg pure econ does econometrics 1 in year 1 and 2 in year 2 whereas my course would do both in year 2).

It had a 5% acceptance rate last year which makes it amongst the hardest to get into in LSE.

However im concerned about how employers may view it as a pose to pure economics. Joint courses seem to have a bad rep so im not sure.

I am choosing between UCL pure economics and this course at LSE, so insight would be appreciated :smile: thanks
Reply 1
Im in the same situation as you (LSE econ + econ history offer and UCL pure econ). I will definitely choose LSE
Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London
Reply 2
Original post by IcyXavi
Im in the same situation as you (LSE econ + econ history offer and UCL pure econ). I will definitely choose LSE

thank you, I've decided to as well
Original post by Anonymous
Is this course considered prestigious? It is an economics course AND economic history as a pose to something like pure economic history/ geography with economics. This means the modules intersect highly with the pure economics course and it has mostly the same maths content too with some differences (eg pure econ does econometrics 1 in year 1 and 2 in year 2 whereas my course would do both in year 2).
It had a 5% acceptance rate last year which makes it amongst the hardest to get into in LSE.
However im concerned about how employers may view it as a pose to pure economics. Joint courses seem to have a bad rep so im not sure.
I am choosing between UCL pure economics and this course at LSE, so insight would be appreciated :smile: thanks

Did you get an offer?
Reply 4
Original post by Anonymous
Did you get an offer?
yes
Original post by Anonymous
yes
Amazing. Can you tell me your stats, home/international?
Original post by Anonymous
Is this course considered prestigious? It is an economics course AND economic history as a pose to something like pure economic history/ geography with economics. This means the modules intersect highly with the pure economics course and it has mostly the same maths content too with some differences (eg pure econ does econometrics 1 in year 1 and 2 in year 2 whereas my course would do both in year 2).
It had a 5% acceptance rate last year which makes it amongst the hardest to get into in LSE.
However im concerned about how employers may view it as a pose to pure economics. Joint courses seem to have a bad rep so im not sure.
I am choosing between UCL pure economics and this course at LSE, so insight would be appreciated :smile: thanks

This course is considered extremely prestigious, as it is a double honors where one of the honors is economics. LSE is sometimes considered the most prestigious and specified uni in the world for economics, and although the course is less prestigious that pure Econ at LSE, it’s just as helpful in terms of teaching quality and opportunities. I believe it is more prestigious than pure Econ at UCL. Congratulations on the offer, it’s truly exceptional, and it is my dream course
Reply 7
Original post by Anonymous
Amazing. Can you tell me your stats, home/international?
3 A*s Economics, Maths and Chem (999999988 for gcses)
Home student
Have u applied too?
Reply 8
Original post by Anonymous
This course is considered extremely prestigious, as it is a double honors where one of the honors is economics. LSE is sometimes considered the most prestigious and specified uni in the world for economics, and although the course is less prestigious that pure Econ at LSE, it’s just as helpful in terms of teaching quality and opportunities. I believe it is more prestigious than pure Econ at UCL. Congratulations on the offer, it’s truly exceptional, and it is my dream course

Thank you :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
3 A*s Economics, Maths and Chem (999999988 for gcses)
Home student
Have u applied too?
I have. I'm international and still waiting, but something should come this week i think. Nice stats
When did you get your offer?
Original post by Anonymous
When did you get your offer?

about a month and a half ago
Original post by Anonymous
I have. I'm international and still waiting, but something should come this week i think. Nice stats

hopefully u dont have to wait much longer, good luck! I think they havent started giving international students offers for this course yet (as far as im aware) so they probably have quite a few offers left to give.
Original post by Anonymous
hopefully u dont have to wait much longer, good luck! I think they havent started giving international students offers for this course yet (as far as im aware) so they probably have quite a few offers left to give.
Thanks :smile:

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