The Best UK Universities for Economics

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According to the Complete University Guide, the top ten schools to study economics in the United Kingdom are: Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Warwick, University College London, St. Andrews, Durham, Nottingham, Bristol and Bath. The ranking was assembled by collecting information from The Higher Education Statistics Agency concerning student entrance data, student to faculty ratios, university investment in academic services and facilities, honours degrees and students prospects post-graduation.

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Cambridge University

The Cambridge University Economics Department offers one undergraduate degree and four post-graduate degrees.

To apply for admission, the applicant must submit a completed application to the admissions by February of the year of anticipated matriculation. An applicant must have achieved A-level in Mathematics in addition to having a well-rounded education that has focused on academic versus vocational studies, such as in Business Studies or Accounting. The department lists a number of readings covering macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative methods, political and sociological aspects of economics, British economic history and information on calculators and computers as suggested prerequisites for the prospective undergraduate applicant.

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants, though there is very limited funding for international students.

Cambridge University Faculty of Economics Sidgwick Avenue Cambridge England CB3 9DD +44 (0) 1223 335200 econ.cam.ac.uk/

London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE offers two undergraduate degrees in the field of economics: Economics and Economic History. The Economics department also offers joint degrees with the Philosophy, Geography, Government, Mathematics and Social Policy departments. The graduate degrees offered are: MPhil/Ph.D. in Economic History, MRes/Ph.D. in Economics, MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and MSc in Economics Research.

To apply for admission, the applicant must submit a completed application to the office of admission, have attained a minimum of 3.5 GPA in all undergraduate coursework, have academic references, undergo the assessment exam, supply GRE scores and write a research proposal and personal statement.

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants, though funding to non-U.K. residents is limited.

London School of Economics and Political Science Admissions Office P.O. Box 13420 Houghton Street London England WC2A 2AE lse.ac.uk/study/studyHome.aspx

University College London

The department of economics offers one undergraduate degree, the BSc in Economics. It also offers joint degrees with the Geography, Statistics, European Social and Political Studies, Philosophy, Mathematics, Computing and Operational Research, Business and East European Studies departments. The department offers two graduate degrees: the MSc and Ph.D. in Economics and MSc in Economic Policy. Applicants to the graduate-level programs are expected to have attained A-level grades in high-level mathematics and economics coursework.

In order to apply for admission, the applicant must submit a completed application by January of the intended year of matriculation. In addition to an application, the prospective student must also submit academic transcripts, statement of intent, academic references and GRE scores, when applicable.

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants, though funding to non-U.K. residents is limited.

University College London Department of Economics Gower Street London England WC1E 6BT +44 (0)207 679 5888 ucl.ac.uk

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