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lse msc economics vs bocconi ess
gpall posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHi all! I know this might sound as a strange question, but I find myself in a peculiar situation and I am in need for good advices. I am an undergraduate in Bocconi and I got accepted in the msc economics programme at lse. I know that lse is overall considered as a better and most recognised institution, but as I have house, family and friends in milan, and I don't mind a two years programme, I also have economic and human reasons to stay in milan and go on to the bocconi's master. I wanted to ask how wide the difference is according to your experience and opinion, and whether you feel like it is worth it to go for lse, even considering the possible consequences of covid on the experience. I still have not decided whether I will go on with a phd (in that case I would like to do it in the US) or enter in the job market. Thank you very much for your help, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!!
Profile evaluation for European PhD/Msc
Caiop posted a topic in Graduate AdmissionsHello everyone, Could you please evaluate my profile and check if i’m not overestimating my chances? i have only done undergrad so far, and I’m also considering getting an European masters. Undergrad GPA: 3.35 (could go to 3.5) or 8.3/10 (standrised, Brazilian top-3 university), ranking in the 20% of cohort. R.A experience: With a professor that seems to like me enough to write me a good reference letter. Was top 2 in her class. Also another one for two years, that one in a group so maybe not a stellar letter but a good one. Recommendation letters: one from the R.A professor i mentioned, another one from my advisor (top 10 economists in my country, i believe could write a good letter). GRE: not yet, some schools don’t require it so I may give it a second thought. Awards: I think I can win a prize for the best thesis in undergrad. Considering applying to (Msc): Cambridge, Mannheim, BGSE, CEMFI, LSE, Bonn, UCLouvain, Tilburg, Toulouse, PSE and (maybe) Bocconi. I’m fine with doing my PhD from any of these unis (maybe not Bocconi), so I may continue after masters. Does anyone know if I’m aiming too high? Thanks in advance.
UK vs. US Programs
Slimy posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsI'm a U.S. undergraduate student considering applying to graduate school in the UK (I suppose I should call it post-graduate school), but I'm getting the impression from my initial investigations that PhD programs over there will often require a master's degree, unlike the state-side programs. Since I am poor and cannot afford to pay for graduate school, I'm wondering how common it is for a foreign student to get funding for a UK master's. Does the type of econ master's ('MPhil' vs 'MRes'?) make a difference? More generally though, I'd like to hear any general thoughts anybody has about the differences between UK and US programs.
Profile Evaluation - PhD Economics
User17 posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsHi, everyone. I am a student from the UK, and plan to apply for economics PhD 2015 application. Hoping to get some suggestions from you guys. PROFILE: Type of Undergrad: BScMathematical Economics & Statistics (top 20 UK) Undergrad GPA: 1st Class Honours (scoring in top 2.5% with dissertation in top 1%) Type of Grad: MPhil Economic Research (top 5 UK) Grad GPA: Not sure how to convert, it was an OK pass GRE: Q - 168 | V - 156 | AW - (still waiting expect 4.0 or 4.5) Math Courses: Undergraduate and Graduate Econometrics modules scoring highly in both. Also taken further time series modules and financial econometrics. Econ Courses (grad-level): Standard prerequisites to get onto a UK PhD program, Micro I, Micro II (bad grade due to illness), Macro I, Macro II. Also a financial econometrics module. Econ Courses (undergrad-level): Undergraduate was from the Econ dept so standard Micro, Macro, Econometrics set-up. Scoring quite high in all. Letters of Recommendation: 2 good letters from Undergraduate who know me well and care about where I go (Supervisor and head of department). An OK letter from Masters who specialises in financial econometrics, professor is highly respected and in IDEAS top 350. Research Experience: 3 months out in Uganda conducting Randomized Controlled Trials with IPA - doing most of the Stata work. Worked nearly a year as an Economist in London - commenting on economic news and producing bespoke reports for commercial clients (some of these reports are published and I've been quoted in national newspapers on economic matters). Undergraduate dissertation on bargaining is published. Also wrote a Masters dissertation on financial econometrics which scored well. Research Interests: Financial Economics/Econometrics SOP: Standard with some sporting achievements thrown in Concerns: I was ill during my exam term in my Masters and this has affected some of the grades. Letters of recommendation are likely to be OK/Good but not world beating. Low verbal on GRE - sort of phased out during that part of the test. Other: I have some PhD offers from UK ranked 10-20, I am also enrolled in the BGSE MSc Econ for September. It is likely I'll go to the BGSE and hope to make amends for being ill on my MPhil. Applying to: I'm hoping for US top 20 and some top European schools but would welcome any suggestions (might be too optimistic). I'm also interested in applying to some PhD Finance programs - especially if they are deemed slightly less competitive.
Development Studies at SOAS vs Sussex
Anky posted a topic in Graduate AdmissionsI have offer from both SOAS and Sussex for the Development Studies programme. Have to make a choice soon.. pls advise My background: I am a post-graduate in Sociology from University of Delhi and have worked with NGOs and the UN for 6 years now. I want to continue working in the development sector at a senior programmatic level. I want to strenghten my understanding on the concepts and components related to development, and therefore look forward to some suggestions to help me decide, which of the two institution would be better in terms of reputation, curriculum and future career prospects etc. Thanks!
Uk university admissions
saifur2k posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsAnyone out there who got admission offers from UK Universities and planning to go there??!! I got offers from some universities in UK but can't make up my mind where i should go.... IN: University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh, Warwick, UCL, NSSR ($), Texas A n M, Fordham Wait-list: LSE, Georgetown Out: Johns Hopkins