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London School of Economics and Political Science 4.1 / 195 reviews
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This course at my university is absolutely fabulous in terms of course structure and academic support. Only drawback is that we don't have enough assessments during the year which makes it hard to judge our performance till the very end.DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED.

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The teachers are very smart but not necessarily the best teachers. The course is more difficult than similar courses at other universities but is manageable. The assessment is usually through 3 hour exams in the summer. The course starts of broad and then becomes more specialised in second and third years.

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The degree is interesting. I initially chose it because i like Economics and history and found it hard to decide what to do in university. The course explores past and present economies from all over the world, thereby enabling you to understand how markets have worked over time. We also explore the development of different economies and the divergences between them.

If you have had experience with economics or history, or any of the two, the material is pretty straightforward.

Essays which do not count towards your final grade and asked from you throughout the year but most course leave 100% of the mark to a timed exam in the summer term.

Overall, i enjoy the course and thinks it gives you a rounded approach, especially in towards globalised world were different economies are becoming more and more important

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I really like my degree for a few reasons. I study History at the LSE and the course is vigorous and yet challenging. I love that my degree has an international aspect and that we cover deeply the History of various nations and themes. My favourite course was the post-colonial module in my first year, I enjoyed topics such as the Iranian revolution and summarizing trends in 20th century history. Overall I am really glad to be a part of that department.

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This course, although having some good aspects, has been overall disappointing. LSE is a huge name in economics, yet the teaching standards to not meet this expectations. This is not to say that all courses are poor, but rather teachers vary WIDELY across classes. Taking MA100, my teacher was amazing, taking EC315 my teacher couldn't understand my questions often and rarely gave concrete answers.

If you take the right modules, and study hard LSE can be amazing place, it is very challenging. For example the Development Economics course was amazing; course content and lecturers were amazing.

I do like the degree of choice this course has, especially compared to others. Feedback is often very very poor.

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The degree is tough and requires you really to stay on top of your work throughout the year and not fall behind. While the modules you study in year 1 and 2 are interesting there is minimal choice you have in which ones you take – in year 3 however there is a very large choice of what modules you take.

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It is a 50% economics and 50% social policy degree! It brings together the policies in a welfare state and their impact on society and the economy! Along with that it also gives an in depth analysis on micro macro economics and econometricsTheir are also outside options available for students to get a feel from other disciplines! It is a multi disciplinary degree which allows for diversity and expand students knowledge in May subject areas

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It is extremely useful when you think of applying what you've learned especially in business and financial worlds even during ordinary conversation relating to these topics among peers. Nevertheless it is a challenging degree and requires a deep level of understanding of all course content. I don't think the teaching is sufficient on its own in order to gain the knowledge and understanding required for exam.

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Fantastic course.The best thing was the course content - very rarely uninteresting. Academic support was there if one looks for it, however class teachers are not always to a high standard.The resources are generally good - for example excellent study spaces like the library. However, on the flip side of this, noisy building work is quite annoying.Finally, LSE is a good political hub with it being in London and attracting many great speakers.

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Really enjoyed the course overall and the way it is structured.E.g. compulsory modules in first year (Criminal Law, Law of Obligations, Property l, Public and Introduction to Legal Systems) gave a good introduction to law in general and helped build a good foundation in law.

Furthermore, we are given a choice of modules in both our second and third year so I got to do what I was interested in. The outside option is also a good opportunity to explore other areas outside law.

However, the huge jump in difficulty and complexity in the law from first year to second year was rather shocking and I think most students weren't prepared for it. The unpredictability of exam content also means you have to study pretty much everything.

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