Most maths degrees are very general in the first year to introduce students to all the various areas before enabling one to specialise.
(Original post by abi1995)
Hi, im currently in year 12 and thinking about which university to go too. I want to do a maths degree of some sort maybe with joint honours of statistics, accountancy, finance or astronomy. (or maybe do a natural sciences degree)
I have narrowed my list of choices down to Oxford, Exeter, Southampton, UEA, Durham, Nottingham, Bath. I am just wondering which of these people think is the best and whether I have not considered some other good universities?
The subjects I am doing are:
Maths - Predicted A*
Chemistry - Predicted A
Physics - Predicted A
Spanish (AS) - Predicted B
Further Maths (AS) - Predicted A
The different elements in maths are pure (not the stuff at school), applied, stats, numerical, discrete and mathematical physics.
Unfortunately, though LSE has a good reputation overall, its maths degrees do not cover all areas, as it does not have an applied maths element so one would miss out on applied, numerical and mathematical physics.
I understand you want to do maths with stats or accountancy at the moment but why limit your choice? Maybe if you tried the other elements, you might find them more interesting and go down a different path.
Besides, even if your heart is set on a career in banking eventually, a degree in maths with applied or stats would suit you well, as well as mathematical finance, which encompasses a fair amount of pure (analysis) maths which you have yet to experience.
Last edited by dugdugdug; 10-06-2012 at 21:34.