Hey guys, I'm going into 6th year in September and I'd love to go to UCD. I'm thinking of putting down Economics and Finance on my CAO form.
I've a few questions about the course though:
-How difficult is the maths side of it? Would you need to find LC honours maths easy?
-What types of maths are involved? (i.e. calculus,algebra)
-Is there much theoretical content or is it mostly maths based?
-Is it a more highly regarded degree which would offer greater employment prospects in the financial sector than a commerce or BESS (TCD) degree?
I am fairly competent at Maths. I got an A in Junior Cert higher level quite comfortably. However, I find LC maths more difficult but would consider myself a solid B student (i.e. I can answer all part a's and b's and some but not all part c's). I got an A1 in both Christmas and Summer tests in 5th year but I feel this was kind of a false indicator as my teacher takes most of the questions from the exam papers which I use to study and so I have some of the questions done in advance.
I do both accounting and economics and thoroughly enjoy both of them. I really enjoy the logical challenges of Maths and would be willing to work hard if I did get into the course.
Basically, I'd love to do this degree but I'm concerned I won't be able to handle some of the more difficult maths and that I'll be out of my league.
Any info from people who're doing the course or who know people who are doing it or anyone who knows anything about this course would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance