im an undergrad at LSE, doing econ & economic history dual degree, need two 1sts in my 3rd year for a first class honours so overall my GPA should be high. Did alright in 1st-year math& stats courses (2:1),However I managed to properly mess up my econometrics course - got a high 3rd, real unlucky day and paper, s*** happens. haven't done my GRE yet but aiming at Q:700+
How would this be seen on the application when applying for MA/MSc Econ / Financial Econ? I know that there's a lot of stress put on math/stats, esp. econometrics in UK, when applying to grad schools - I'm looking at MPhil/MSc Econ in UK Ox-bridge + lse, & a few MA Econ (or variations of MA Econ) in US - top schools only.
I'm also interested in doing a PhD - however only after a few yrs of work (preferably finance/management consulting). The PhD would be out of personal ambition, & for future teaching + gov't/puiblic policy career..
- how do the better US/UK schools possibly view applicants in their late 20s with at least 4 yrs out of Uni?Is it 'wise' at all to take such a long break out & then opt for a PhD?
appreciate any help!!