I'm going into Year 2 of my natural sciences degree and the time has come for module choices. I study Maths and Physics. This year I want to do one module more of Maths and one module less of Physics (this will result in a split of 2/3 Maths and 1/3 Physics this year). However if I do this then I don't follow the strict guideline of modules required to eventually graduate with an MSci in Maths and Physics - instead I'll receive an MSci in Natural Sciences. The content of the degree will be almost identical and most of the modules I do will be the same in either degree course I take. Only difference is the name of the degree title. So my question is: is it worth it to take my ideal module choices (which is split 2/3 Maths and 1/3 Physics) and then graduate with MSci in Natural Sciences or instead don’t do the extra Maths module I wanted to do and instead take up the Physics module (overall split of ½ Maths and ½ Physics) and then graduate with an MSci in Mathematics and Physics.
I should note that I hope to do a PhD in Theoretical Physics or Applied Maths (with the application being in fundamental Physics). I guess I’m asking because I’m assuming the degree title MSci in Mathematcs and Physics sounds (1) more specific to what I actually studied, and (2) like a better degree, perhaps could help with future jobs (even though I want to stay in academia).
Thanks in advance.
MSci in Natural Sciences vs MSci in Maths & Physics.
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