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Hi I’ve received an unconditional offer to study economics at Edinburgh and was wondering if I could switch to second year? Are there any entry requirements that I need to meet? Should I contact the uni now or wait until sept when the semester starts?
Reply 1
Yes, I would contact them asap. It's unlikely that you'll be able to switch up in September especially because direct entry has higher grade requirements. Also consider why you might want to switch up. I did direct entry onto mathematical physics and I had a really rough time. Might be different for Econ tho
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Reply 2
Original post by blaztroid
Yes, I would contact them asap. It's unlikely that you'll be able to switch up in September especially because direct entry has higher grade requirements. Also consider why you might want to switch up. I did direct entry onto mathematical physics and I had a really rough time. Might be different for Econ tho
thank you, do u know who I should contact and if you have the email address that would be great. I expect it to be a rough transition if I am allowed so I do plan on trying to learn a bulk of the year one content beforehand, do you think I could get access to the work and notes? just wondering based off your reply, do u think direct entry into second year affected your freshers experience a lot?
Reply 3
I'm not exactly sure for Econ, but the admissions office is a good bet (here's the contact form: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/contacts). I'm not sure if it will be possible to change at this point, depends how lenient the School is. How come you've got an unconditional, that might affect things. There will definitely be higher entrance requirements. Can I ask are you applying from Scotland or elsewhere in the UK, that can play a big part.

Direct entry didn't affect my fresher's at all, like you haven't started study by definition in fresher's week. Honestly, if you're going to have to cram and learn 1st year content then the whole thing might end up being quite stressful. If you've got a student loan and aren't gunning to get into work ASAP, there's nothing wrong with taking the "slow route" and going for first year entry. Again, this is just from the physics perspective.
Reply 4
Original post by jyc69
Hi I’ve received an unconditional offer to study economics at Edinburgh and was wondering if I could switch to second year? Are there any entry requirements that I need to meet? Should I contact the uni now or wait until sept when the semester starts?


You’ll need to check if economics actually allows direct entry into second year. Normally courses that allow that will list the entry requirements on their course page (see this example https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=G100)
Reply 5
Original post by 567tyu
You’ll need to check if economics actually allows direct entry into second year. Normally courses that allow that will list the entry requirements on their course page (see this example https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=programme&code=G100)
It doesn’t specifically say on the website so I might just email the uni to ask, but thanks anyway
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Reply 6
Original post by blaztroid
I'm not exactly sure for Econ, but the admissions office is a good bet (here's the contact form: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/contacts). I'm not sure if it will be possible to change at this point, depends how lenient the School is. How come you've got an unconditional, that might affect things. There will definitely be higher entrance requirements. Can I ask are you applying from Scotland or elsewhere in the UK, that can play a big part.
Direct entry didn't affect my fresher's at all, like you haven't started study by definition in fresher's week. Honestly, if you're going to have to cram and learn 1st year content then the whole thing might end up being quite stressful. If you've got a student loan and aren't gunning to get into work ASAP, there's nothing wrong with taking the "slow route" and going for first year entry. Again, this is just from the physics perspective.

Thank you, yes I’m applying from Scotland so that’s why I’ve got an unconditional offer as the entry requirements are just highers and I did those last year. I will definitely contact the uni and ask, if they allow second year entry with difficult entry requirements I might just start first year instead, as like you said I wouldn’t want to cram a lot of content.
Original post by jyc69
Thank you, yes I’m applying from Scotland so that’s why I’ve got an unconditional offer as the entry requirements are just highers and I did those last year. I will definitely contact the uni and ask, if they allow second year entry with difficult entry requirements I might just start first year instead, as like you said I wouldn’t want to cram a lot of content.

I have an unconditional for Econ and from Scotland as well!
Reply 8
Original post by Anonymous
I have an unconditional for Econ and from Scotland as well!

oh nice!! just wondering, are there any edi gcs or even edi econ gcs?
Original post by jyc69
oh nice!! just wondering, are there any edi gcs or even edi econ gcs?

not discovered any yet of Econ at least

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