Loughborough University VS City University London (BSc Economics)

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Basically to do a BSc in Economics.

Which one is better for Careers and Employment? Also, I might want to do a masters in Economics at either UCL or maybe Economic History at LSE (Might do pure Economics at Masters level but will see how Economics BSC goes as I hear the Maths side of it gets a lot harder and deeper)

Also, If i took Economics with Geography, (at Loughborough) Will that hinder my chances of getting a good job in the city and maybe applying to do a Masters at UCL or LSE who both require a 2:1, or is it better to sticking to a pure economic degree? What do employers like better.

I'll maybe get a job before that so might be 1 or 2 years after Undergrad graduation before i apply for Masters, but Ill definatly want to do it in my lifetime as it will increase Job prospects and I want to go to UCL or LSE, looks good on the CV :yes:

Before you ask, I would throughly enjoy Economic History, I would take it at Undergrad level but they dont do it, thats why its either Economics or Economic and Geography for undergrad, but just wondering, would a masters in Economic History help my job prospects at all, or is it worth slaving to the maths and doing a MSc in History, Im after the better Job prospect, not what I would enjoy, but again, I would enjoy Economic History A LOT! :woo:

Please help guys, Im hoping to come out with a 2:1, a first is in no doubt achievable but does that take a lot more work? Also, Is it normal to be feeling slightly anxious of leaving home (london) If I go to Loughborough?

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HamzaB

P.S, the question may sound a bit too crude, I think its this Economic downturn thats got me thinking about Jobs, as I know a person with a degree in Maths from Kingston who know works for British Airways in the Finance dept.
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Both are very different in terms of location, atmosphere, modules available, and study body. Have you visited each? Have you compared courses? What did you think of each and where could you see yourself more over the next three years?

Academically, I'd say it's negligible though City does have the edge (when it comes to research, that is).
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Both are very different in terms of location, atmosphere, modules available, and study body. Have you visited each? Have you compared courses? What did you think of each and where could you see yourself more over the next three years?

Academically, I'd say it's negligible though City does have the edge (when it comes to research, that is).
From the viewpoint, I actually prefer Loughborough LOADS more to do, but it means Ill be away from home, but the thought of it makes me feel slightly nervous, sometimes I just want to leave home and go to Lboro but the thought of me spending 3 years there away from home seems daunting, is this normal for a first timer to UNI?

Is this normal? As both are very good Unis as in terms of Employment (City may have the slight edge in this but it means that the social life in the Uni is crap, but then again I am in central London, the hub of social activity at night!)

But Im trying to get the differences here, what one will end me up in a better job as I want to do pure Economics at both of them.

City seems a bit better as they also do the one year sandwich course degree which means better employment prospects, however will going to either City and Loughborough affect my chance of going on to do a masters at Uni as I really want to do this at either UCL/LSE or warwick? You only need a 2:1 at any UK uni am I correct?

Sacrifice Social life, fun and the best student experience in the country for maybe a Uni thats tiny bit better for employment? But Lboro beats City hands down in the rankings, by quite a fair margin, even if you think Lboro shouldnt be 11th but maybe 20th it still beats City by a good 15 - 20 places?

Please advise guys, this is plaguing my mind for quite some time now:woo:

Thanks

HamzaB
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(Original post by hamzab)
From the viewpoint, I actually prefer Loughborough LOADS more to do, but it means Ill be away from home, but the thought of it makes me feel slightly nervous, sometimes I just want to leave home and go to Lboro but the thought of me spending 3 years there away from home seems daunting, is this normal for a first timer to UNI?

Everyone is in the same boat. The daunting feeling will disappear once you make some friends. You can always pop back to London now and again as it’s only a 2 hour train journey.

Is this normal? As both are very good Unis as in terms of Employment (City may have the slight edge in this but it means that the social life in the Uni is crap, but then again I am in central London, the hub of social activity at night!)


But Im trying to get the differences here, what one will end me up in a better job as I want to do pure Economics at both of them.

City seems a bit better as they also do the one year sandwich course degree which means better employment prospects, however will going to either City and Loughborough affect my chance of going on to do a masters at Uni as I really want to do this at either UCL/LSE or warwick? You only need a 2:1 at any UK uni am I correct?

University ranking doesn’t really make a difference for postgrad.

You can take a sandwich year on the Economics course at Loughborough. It’s not an official option on the degree, however the department lets students take sandwich years if they want to.


Sacrifice Social life, fun and the best student experience in the country for maybe a Uni thats tiny bit better for employment? But Lboro beats City hands down in the rankings, by quite a fair margin, even if you think Lboro shouldnt be 11th but maybe 20th it still beats City by a good 15 - 20 places?

Please advise guys, this is plaguing my mind for quite some time now:woo:

Loughborough is a better institution overall than City, which is confirmed by the league tables. It has been in the top 15 for over 8 years now, and did very well in the latest RAE finished joint with Exeter.

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Anything else you want to know about Loughborough feel free to message me.
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Anything else you want to know about Loughborough feel free to message me.
Thanks Element, PM'ing you know mate
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Anything else you want to know about Loughborough feel free to message me.
Any idea when you can message back as Im kinda anxious for a reply lol
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