(Original post by JnJ)
I have an offer to Imperial (for joint honours maths and compsci).
I also got offers for UCL(Maths), Warwick (MMath) and Notts (MMath).
Apparently the Imperial's JMC course should be quite good?
Any comments on this?
(For example Dogtanian, being a 4th year student and all?)
At least they boast about having a standard offer of AAA
and admitting only 30 students per year for the course
(as opposed to somewhat 130 for Computing)?
Im still not sure whether to do a joint degree or simply a
maths degree and specialise later..
Any idea how reputable IC maths department is?
Compared to for example UCL and Warwick?
i think cambridge is better for you if you are interested in Maths and Computing.
i dont do JMC at Imperial because I am interested in A.I. and want to do more topics in that area when I get into year 3 & 4. i like and am good at Maths, but i am not interested in a JMC course here.
i has a friend who is currently doing CS in Cam. but she is not good at programming(at all). i dont know if it has anything to do with the Cam's CS course(i also heard a story about a cs student who graduated from Cambridge with 1st class didnt know how to code).
as an overseas student, i pay £14500+£8000(living expense) each year for studying a cs course here. therefore, it is very important for me to choose a really good university. i have read many uk universities ranking tables and have visited quite a few universities. in fact, i dont believe any tables. but if you asked for such a ranking table(cs course) in foreigners' eyes, i would give you this:
1)Cambridge, Imperial, // Oxford(not my opinion)
2)Warwick, York, Bath, Edinburgh(known for A.I.), Oxford(my opinion)
in my opinion, Cambridge trains good theoretical scientist(this can answer why some cam. cs students cannot code) and Imperial trains first rate engineers(those people who not only know theories very well but also can make things work)
i love A.I. but Cam. does not offer a specialised course in it like IC does. this is why i didnt choose Cam.