Queen's versus LSE?

Howdy Monkeys,

This is more for my cousin since I'm near graduation already. My cousin has just been admitted to Queen's Commerce and also the London School of Economics and has till the end of June to decide. QC has pretty good placement but its pretty clear that LSE is much highly regarded in these forums.

However the course he has been admitted to is Economic History, not the flagship Economics or Government degree.
I'm trying to encourage him to go to London but can anybody on this forum shed light on if degrees matter for recruiting at LSE? I don't want him to go to LSE if the kids in the Economic courses gets all the recruiting and he gets screwed.

Much appreciation guys!

Comments (5)

Jun 1, 2012 - 5:16pm
HORUS, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I applied to LSE in my senior year as well..didn't get in but if I did there would be no chance in hell I wasn't going there...it was the only realistic choice for me in the UK, that and St.Andrews for legacy/(got in) but fuck that London pwns northern Scotland any day. Your cousin is a beast for getting into both and he should way his options seriously..I definitely think LSE is the hands down winner..having that on your resume as an undergrad will open a lot of doors...however if money is an issue due to the international fees he would have to pay... not to mention travel and allowance as well as paying for the visa and having the right amount of funds before travel into the UK (min 4000 GBP)

Keep it together and you will go far..
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Jun 1, 2012 - 6:09pm
anon56, what's your opinion? Comment below:

They don't get all the recruiting, you can place into almost any non-quant roles from most of the LSE degrees e.g. govt/history etc.

You have to go further to demonstrate your interest and also have to spend slightly more work on the technical side than an acc/fin degree, but if you are determined and good enough it is a non-issue.

That isn't to say it is easy, just that you won't be stopped from getting jobs because of the degree.

Nov 24, 2012 - 9:50pm
bezerk_furp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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