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  1. It's a pretty good uni especially for some subjects, one of the oldest in the UK and definitely the best in Scotland according to the league tables. It also got some extra publicity when Prince William went there which led to a higher amount of applicants Oh, And would business be one of those subjects? Another user said earlier that the town was boring, would you agree?
  2. For the courses I'm looking at (not to disprove your comment or anything, just for some sort of overview): Edinburgh: "Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in Higher Level subjects. Standard Level: Mathematics at 4 or Mathematical Studies at 5 (if not taken at HL), English at 4, and a language other than English at 4." St Andrew's: 38-40p, and a load of specific reqs that I don't qualify for. For example the faculty of science: "at least two Highers (H) OR at least one GCE A level, or equivalent, in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Geography (or Geology), Mathematics, Physics, Psychology." However, the faculty of Art only requires "a pass at Standard Grade (at grade 3 or above) or GCSE (at grade C or above) or its equivalent in Mathematics. It is also desirable that students have gained a Standard Grade (at grade 3 or above) in a language other than English" and that i do have. Glasgow: 34p. And I can't seem to find any additional req's for IB students. Strathclyde: "34 points overall with no subject below 5. * Applicants wishing to study Finance are required to have passed HL Mathematics at level 6." What's up with St Andrews high reqs?
  3. Yeah I have, that's how I found the above This is the table I used Oh, that's good to know, Thanks
  4. Right now, Im considering: Business and Management at Glasgow Management in combination with something, at Strathclyde Business Studies at Edinburgh Or Management at St Andrews Opinions on/ Experience of any of these Universities ( or the cities they are located in)? I suppose my goal is to find the most rewarding course, in terms of knowledge-gain, but it's really difficult to judge... Since they all try to portray their own course in the best light possible... Help me clear up some of the fog? Are there any other good business Universities in Scotland I have missed? Enlighten me!
  5. Can anyone confirm this? I could read an additional maths course before university i guess... But I'd rather not. EDIT: GCSE grade A is most frequently occuring requirement, and if I have understood the system correctly, A 7 in Math studies should be sufficient. But it might be true I guess as you say that they disqualify people without HL.. I suppose the rest of my portfolio has to be simply flawless. I think it depends on what course you choose. Nobody who I know who did Maths Studies had any problems getting Uni places, and I even know people who've got onto very competitive science-related courses at good Unis with Studies. I'm not going to say it hasn't hurt them (not knowing some of the basic stuff is very difficult), but they've got in fine. Unless the course requires Maths very specifically (and they'll state what level they want it at), to my knowledge they don't discriminate against you at all. I've not been every person in every situation to know how true it is, but there's nothing in my own experience or that of people I know which would lead me to that conclusion. You should be fine if you've met their listed requirements. Most of the not getting in is based on a shortage of places, an overwhelming number of applicants and the quality of Personal Statements and GCSE grades. You can be an amazing candidate who's had poor Personal Statement advice and end up being screwed over because there's no leeway in the system, or because you didn't pay enough attention in your GCSE years Sucks. Really, though, once you've met (and preferably exceeded) their requirements, they usually could care less about what subjects you've taken. It's all about your Personal Statement and the extras which go along with it. Thanks for the advice! That's not true. Last night I sent away a couple of emails since this whole math thing really got on my nerves. City responded saying that Studies math meant no disadvantage in the admission procedure - They just require "a minimum of 5 points". Same thing so far with Strathclyde, Glasgow and Exeter - the only ones to have replied so far. Thanks anyhow, you've partly contributed to motivating me to study more math before uni
  6. Can anyone confirm this? I could read an additional maths course before university i guess... But I'd rather not. EDIT: GCSE grade A is most frequently occuring requirement, and if I have understood the system correctly, A 7 in Math studies should be sufficient. But it might be true I guess as you say that they disqualify people without HL.. I suppose the rest of my portfolio has to be simply flawless.
  7. In fact I am elegible for the british loan system, which is great, but I'd rather my costs would not soar overly much... Since one sour day im going to have to repay it all. Which is why i am currently leaning towards studying in Scotland, since that part of the UK gives EU members free tuition, or so i have read. I suppose the relatively higher living costs apply also to glasgow though. At the same time i feel strangely drawn towards London and the like. Is there a difference between these two parts of the UK that is worth paying for in relation to education? Or is it all in my mind
  8. And that's exactly why I am considering a retake - to make it into a 6 or 7. For maths I did Studies, so no luck there. Although I did score a seven in the course. 6 in HL english. I'm not so sure I want to study in London, because everyone says it is very expensive - is that true?
  9. It's listed under "Typical offers". Thanks for pointing that out What is a good reference really? Would the well chosen words of an IB teacher suffice, you think? Thanks for the link! This is where I am looking http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/depta2z/wbs/n200/ and it says 38
  10. I need some help with finding the most prestigious universities that the UK has to offer when it comes to business studies. If you have some opinions or expertise, or perhaps even some experience - I would appreciate your reply I just graduated from the IB with 38 points but with a 5 in HL business & management - A shame, since that is what I intend to study further, and many universities have HL specific requirements I'm currently considering doing a retake just to fix that chink in my armor... But will that be looked down upon, I mean when they see the retake in my admission papers? Also, when they state that 38 is the minimum, like for example Warwick does, does that mean that I basically have no chance at all? How popular are these programmes? I have no idea.
  11. If this REALLY is possible, to write about the cultural option instead of all the literature i mean, i wonder why we read all that literature in the first place. I mean, studying all those books has been a huge waste of time(apart from that used for written tasks and such) that could have been spent better - learning the cultural option better for example. Please correct me if i'm wrong, but it's actually possible for me to write about 'Language and Identity', which happens to be my school's cultural option, in paper 2, and completely disregard revising more than half the course? ie, the books. That would be heaven for me!
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