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Kings or Qmul

Hi
I have an offer at qmul to study economics bsc and an offer from Kings to study international development BA , what do you think it’s better overall given that I do want to do economics but ik that kings is way better in terms of prospects and ranking I don’t mind International Development but I’m in a predicament as I know that Qm is the logical choice esp as I want to do econ.
Reply 1
Original post by M89fghk
Hi
I have an offer at qmul to study economics bsc and an offer from Kings to study international development BA , what do you think it’s better overall given that I do want to do economics but ik that kings is way better in terms of prospects and ranking I don’t mind International Development but I’m in a predicament as I know that Qm is the logical choice esp as I want to do econ.
hey , it kinda depends what u want to study career wise? do u have much idea what u want to do. speaking from someone who had a similar dilemma
Reply 2
Original post by an1342
hey , it kinda depends what u want to study career wise? do u have much idea what u want to do. speaking from someone who had a similar dilemma
to be honest I’m not quite sure which is the annoying thing . I’m quite open with that but ofc I would like to end up doing something that brings in money but also where I can make an impact. Corporate is fine but also finance and maybe something to do with the global economy. I’m not sure 😭Ty for the rep
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Original post by M89fghk
to be honest I’m not quite sure which is the annoying thing . I’m quite open with that but ofc I would like to end up doing something that brings in money but also where I can make an impact. Corporate is fine but also finance and maybe something to do with the global economy. I’m not sure 😭Ty for the rep

ok so kings is whats called a semi-target for recruiters in most corporate sectors (finance/consulting) - however for international dev its not that relevant. QMUL is probably also a semi-target but on the lower end that kcl but obviously econ is a much more useful degree to have. basically means its quite hard to 'break into' bigger companies if ur at qmul.

do u think u could wait a year and reapply? see what grades u get and then go from there? wanting to go to an 'elite uni' is understandable (I went to city after missing out on my offer at kcl but after an appeal+ reapplying am now going to ucl)
Reply 4
Original post by an1342
ok so kings is whats called a semi-target for recruiters in most corporate sectors (finance/consulting) - however for international dev its not that relevant. QMUL is probably also a semi-target but on the lower end that kcl but obviously econ is a much more useful degree to have. basically means its quite hard to 'break into' bigger companies if ur at qmul.
do u think u could wait a year and reapply? see what grades u get and then go from there? wanting to go to an 'elite uni' is understandable (I went to city after missing out on my offer at kcl but after an appeal+ reapplying am now going to ucl)
I’m In a very bad predicament it’s such a complex situation that I’m in as I’m already in a gap year trying to improve my grades- I missed out on a lse offer last year for econ and econ history so it’s just been hard. I couldn’t perform well in my exams. So now I’ve reapplied and have these two options so I’m not sure if I can do another year out. Do you think transfers to another program in the uni is possible ? At kings for example I guess trying ti transfer to econ or something like would be too comp but idk. I’m just stuck in this mentality of going to the best as it matters to me a lot esp as people around me are going ucl imperial oxford and are doing prestigious courses like med or engineering
Reply 5
Original post by M89fghk
I’m In a very bad predicament it’s such a complex situation that I’m in as I’m already in a gap year trying to improve my grades- I missed out on a lse offer last year for econ and econ history so it’s just been hard. I couldn’t perform well in my exams. So now I’ve reapplied and have these two options so I’m not sure if I can do another year out. Do you think transfers to another program in the uni is possible ? At kings for example I guess trying ti transfer to econ or something like would be too comp but idk. I’m just stuck in this mentality of going to the best as it matters to me a lot esp as people around me are going ucl imperial oxford and are doing prestigious courses like med or engineering

I am resitting ^**
Reply 6
Original post by M89fghk
I am resitting ^**

mate dw i 100% get u.
i mean both of those course are great and kcl and qmul are both highly regarded unis.

in ur situation since you don't want another gap year, id take the qmul course. just smash it out and get rlly good grades and you should still have a great social life. economics puts u in good stead for a really good masters at an lse, ucl etc so don't fret.

the kcl course arguably limits ur options more to international development so id take qmul. although from my experience I think kcl has better social life. up to u ig.

i don't think kcl would let u transfer unless u have the pre-requisite a level grades for the course. its a gamble I wouldn't take
Reply 7
Original post by an1342
mate dw i 100% get u.
i mean both of those course are great and kcl and qmul are both highly regarded unis.
in ur situation since you don't want another gap year, id take the qmul course. just smash it out and get rlly good grades and you should still have a great social life. economics puts u in good stead for a really good masters at an lse, ucl etc so don't fret.
the kcl course arguably limits ur options more to international development so id take qmul. although from my experience I think kcl has better social life. up to u ig.
i don't think kcl would let u transfer unless u have the pre-requisite a level grades for the course. its a gamble I wouldn't take

Thank you for your input , hope you do well in life !
I’ll think about it coz I don’t know why my mind isn’t settling for Qm but I’ll try my best to get the best grades ☹️
Reply 8
u too mate.

and no worries.

dont compared urself to ur friends- just cos they may be at a better uni doesn't mean u cant be as successful as them
(edited 1 month ago)
if you want to get into finance then qm econ might be better, but you can always transfer uni if you don’t like it there
Reply 10
Original post by certii_db
if you want to get into finance then qm econ might be better, but you can always transfer uni if you don’t like it there

Hi but I heard it’s quite hard to transfer esp to other Russell group unis but idk
Ty

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