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Which Uni Should i Firm?

I've been offered to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick (target uni), Economics and Data Analytics (BA) at Manchester (Semi-Target), and Economics (Bsc) at Newcastle (Not target). I like the location of all of them, and I know I would enjoy all courses, It really comes down to employability. Ideally I would like to work in Finance or Politics. Warwick is one of the top target Uni's of the country, which means it would be great for some high finance roles, but I worry the degree itself would put me at a disadvantage to other roles.

What do you think? Thanks : )
Original post by Pancholongg
I've been offered to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick (target uni), Economics and Data Analytics (BA) at Manchester (Semi-Target), and Economics (Bsc) at Newcastle (Not target). I like the location of all of them, and I know I would enjoy all courses, It really comes down to employability. Ideally I would like to work in Finance or Politics. Warwick is one of the top target Uni's of the country, which means it would be great for some high finance roles, but I worry the degree itself would put me at a disadvantage to other roles.
What do you think? Thanks : )
Think Warwick is the obvious choice here. Manchester is at best the lowest semi target, and I think most would probably consider it a good non-target. Then Newcastle is fine but a non-target for finance. So the comparison is between a target and two non-targets.....

On the actual degree course, I don't really think this should be an issue. Why would Warwick's course put you at a disadvantage versus the others? If you're wanting to go into finance then there's very little in an economics degree that will be useful for the job, in IB they teach what you need to know on the job.

I can see how economics degrees can be somewhat useful for trading/research/strategy roles in IB/AM/HFs, but nowadays most the trading roles are done by STEM grads, most equity research roles are relatively degree agnostic, and the macro research & strategy roles often require postgrad degrees in economics and hire very little from undergrad. So I really don't see how doing PPE (which includes economics) puts you at a disadvantage for jobs which don't really contain any economics and hire from any degree subject. So you might as well just go to the best uni.
Original post by BenRyan99
Think Warwick is the obvious choice here. Manchester is at best the lowest semi target, and I think most would probably consider it a good non-target. Then Newcastle is fine but a non-target for finance. So the comparison is between a target and two non-targets.....
On the actual degree course, I don't really think this should be an issue. Why would Warwick's course put you at a disadvantage versus the others? If you're wanting to go into finance then there's very little in an economics degree that will be useful for the job, in IB they teach what you need to know on the job.
I can see how economics degrees can be somewhat useful for trading/research/strategy roles in IB/AM/HFs, but nowadays most the trading roles are done by STEM grads, most equity research roles are relatively degree agnostic, and the macro research & strategy roles often require postgrad degrees in economics and hire very little from undergrad. So I really don't see how doing PPE (which includes economics) puts you at a disadvantage for jobs which don't really contain any economics and hire from any degree subject. So you might as well just go to the best uni.

This is unrelated to OP's question, but I am also trying to choose between university courses. I have offers for Political Economy BA/BSc at KCL, and Economics and Politics with Study Abroad BSc at Bristol. I'm not sure what career i'd like to go into either, but I am interested in roles within data/business/risk analytics or tech and would rather the course that is more quantitative to keep doors open. I know that at KCL I would have more networking/internship opportunities and seems to be more prestigious, but i'm not sure how well of a reputation Political Economy has and if employers would assume it is less mathematical. What is your opinion of these courses?
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