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Best university for Mathematics?

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    Hello,

    When I eventually apply to universities, I would either like to study Pure Mathematics or Mathematics with Theoretical Physics.

    I am just wondering as to which universities are the best for these types of courses?

    Thanks, Charlie
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    UCL .You wont regret it :yy:
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    UWE. We totally nailed differentiation this year and next year we're doing integration.. BY PARTS!
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    Is Cambridge not supposed to be the best?

    EDIT: Amazing how you get negative ratings for asking a question...
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    (Original post by CharlieBoardman)
    Is Cambridge not supposed to be the best?
    Amongst people on TSR this seems to be the consensus. It has no basis.(DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?)
    Oxford (for example) is just as good.
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    Bristol.
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    COWI. or, COWIB

    Cambridge
    Oxford
    Warwick
    Imperial
    Bristol
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    Cambridge Tripos is the most rigorous Mathematics course in the UK probably top 5 if not top 3 behind a select few like M.I.T and CalTech.
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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    Amongst people on TSR this seems to be the consensus. It has no basis.
    Oxford (for example) is just as good.
    Cambridge does have quite an impressive mathematical history, as I have read.
    I was lead to believe that Oxford was more of an Englishy based University, is this incorrect?
    Also, isn't Manchester supposed to be a good Uni for Maths? But when I look at tables, it doesn't make the top 10 in Maths.
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    (Original post by CharlieBoardman)
    Cambridge does have quite an impressive mathematical history, as I have read.
    Yes, but we're not talking about that
    I was lead to believe that Oxford was more of an Englishy based University, is this incorrect?
    Yes, you are incorrect.
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    Warwick
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    If you're considering the US, MIT has a really good program and reputation.
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    (Original post by ben-smith)
    Yes, but we're not talking about that

    Yes, you are incorrect.
    It's amazing what rubbish people tell you :rolleyes:


    So looking at the posts which people are giving, the best seem to be:
    -Cambridge
    -Oxford
    -Warwick
    -Bristol
    -Imperial
    ?
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    (Original post by CharlieBoardman)
    It's amazing what rubbish people tell you :rolleyes:


    So looking at the posts which people are giving, the best seem to be:
    -Cambridge
    -Oxford
    -Warwick
    -Bristol
    -Imperial
    ?
    Yeah, those are all top universities. Bath is another one to consider as well.
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    (Original post by CharlieBoardman)
    Hello,

    When I eventually apply to universities, I would either like to study Pure Mathematics or Mathematics with Theoretical Physics.

    I am just wondering as to which universities are the best for these types of courses?

    Thanks, Charlie
    If you speak Mandarin, probably somewhere in China!

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/pe...ake_you_quail/
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    (Original post by CharlieBoardman)
    Hello,

    When I eventually apply to universities, I would either like to study Pure Mathematics or Mathematics with Theoretical Physics.

    I am just wondering as to which universities are the best for these types of courses?

    Thanks, Charlie
    Pure maths and Theoretical Physics are very different beasts - but if you want the best of both worlds, Cambridge/Oxford/Imperial/Warwick would be places to look into. There are a bunch of other universities which are excellent too - especially for certain specialisms (but that doesn't really apply at the undergraduate level, and even that is fairly far off I assume?)
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    The ones commonly seen near the top of league tables for undergrad Maths include:

    Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Bath, Durham, Imperial, Lancaster, UCL, Nottingham, Bristol, St Andrews...
    (Assuming you're looking at British ones )
    But of course league tables count for nothing compared to your very own opinion of the university when you attend a visit / open day. Reputation is obviously very important for employment, but make sure you like the university itself too
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    Trololololol

    The BEST university for mathematics? What's all this nonsense about Imperial, Lancaster, Bristol, UCL and Warwick!?

    1. Harvard
    2. MIT
    3. Cambridge
    4. Stanford
    5. UCB
    6. Oxford
    7. Yale
    8. UCLA
    9. Princeton
    10. ETH Zurich

    I was actually quite surprised not to find any Japanese or Chinese Universities on the list
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    KCL is one that's always overlooked but if you look at average entry tariff (WHICH IS SURELY THE BEST INDICATION OF QUALITY) we're like top 5
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    Warwick is bloody amazing, I know this much.

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