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Hi everyone, I’m considering applying to UCLouvain (Université Catholique de Louvain, not the british UCL, unfortunately) MSc in Economics (Research focus, to follow a PhD afterwards) bit I can’t seem to find any information on their website regarding the admission criteria, only that it says “DIRECT ENTRY” would be given to applicants whose bachelor degree is compatible with theirs on some courses. Does that mean it’s non-selective? I wonder because they are so well-ranked at RePec, I can’t imagine how a non-selective program would play off (first-come-first-serve maybe?). Has anyone previously applied there? How was it? If I get in, I’d be happy to follow their PhD afterwards, so if you have any info on their progression rate etc. it would help a great deal. Thanks!
Hi all, Been following the advice shared on this forum for a while and finally decided to step in and ask for some advice myself. I am completing my final year of a BSc Economics in a mid-tier UK university (not such a bad one, students have been continuing on to some LSE courses in the past and the like). I will hopefully graduate at the top of my class and am expecting a first-class degree. My final goal is to apply for a PhD in Economics at a top US institution - say top 10 (top 5 would be my dream, like any economist's I guess). My interest is in applied micro, however given that I really enjoy theoretical proofs and the like, I am open to concentrate on more theoretical/mathematical fields depending on how I will score on (and feel about) those at masters level. How would you guys, given your experience, rank the following options for maximising chances of getting into a top US PhD: MSc Economics (LSE); MSc Economics (UCL), MSc Economics (Warwick), MSc Applicable Mathematics (LSE). I am not a maths genius, but I do enjoy myself a lot in maths and stats modules and thought gearing up on maths in preparation for an econ PhD wouldn't be too bad an idea, given how much weight is put on maths at that level. Again, references from economists are, I guess, much more important than how much maths I did at my MSc, however applied to social sciences... Looking forward to your advice!