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I have applied to the following UKLSE Universities (for the bachelors; BSc in the subject written next to them) and was successful in getting conditional offers from all of them:
• LSE (Business Mathematics & Statistics)
• Imperial College London ( Mathematics & Computing)
• UCL (Mathematics & Statistics)
• University of Warwick (MORSE; Mathematics Operational Research Statistics Economics)
• University of Bath (Mathematical Science)
• University of Nottingham (Mathematics & Economics)

I want to study at a ‘WORLD CLASS INSTITUTION’ with an international reputation (i.e. the BEST of the BEST after the Oxbridge I guess); active, enjoyable and memorable student/social life; highest teaching quality/standards; exceptional job/career opportunities with highest salaries i.e. exceptionally lucrative and the highest demand for the degree subject and the name of the university; plus challenging with the best facilities (including sports).
I have narrowed it down to LSE and Imperial College London (UCL and Warwick are strong candidates also). [It is also worth mentioning that all courses sound interesting and that I am an international student.]
Keeping all this in mind, and the fact that after my Bachelor’s Degree, I plan to become an actuary or chartered accountant from the UK, what would your opinion/suggestion to me be as to which university and therefore subject/degree should I opt for?
It is a request that please weigh the universities and my questions carefully and answer to the best of your ability. I would really really REALLLYYYY appreciate any help possible as I seriously need some valuable advice, so please do give me your opinion on the matter.
Thank you for your precious time.
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bath is suppost to be brilliant for maths. i think someone on this site rejected oxbridge to go to bath for maths.
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(Original post by metalslug14)
I have applied to the following UKLSE Universities (for the bachelors; BSc in the subject written next to them) and was successful in getting conditional offers from all of them:
• LSE (Business Mathematics & Statistics)
• Imperial College London ( Mathematics & Computing)
• UCL (Mathematics & Statistics)
• University of Warwick (MORSE; Mathematics Operational Research Statistics Economics)
• University of Bath (Mathematical Science)
• University of Nottingham (Mathematics & Economics)

I want to study at a ‘WORLD CLASS INSTITUTION’ with an international reputation (i.e. the BEST of the BEST after the Oxbridge I guess); active, enjoyable and memorable student/social life; highest teaching quality/standards; exceptional job/career opportunities with highest salaries i.e. exceptionally lucrative and the highest demand for the degree subject and the name of the university; plus challenging with the best facilities (including sports).
I have narrowed it down to LSE and Imperial College London (UCL and Warwick are strong candidates also). [It is also worth mentioning that all courses sound interesting and that I am an international student.]
Keeping all this in mind, and the fact that after my Bachelor’s Degree, I plan to become an actuary or chartered accountant from the UK, what would your opinion/suggestion to me be as to which university and therefore subject/degree should I opt for?
It is a request that please weigh the universities and my questions carefully and answer to the best of your ability. I would really really REALLLYYYY appreciate any help possible as I seriously need some valuable advice, so please do give me your opinion on the matter.
Thank you for your precious time.
Well your sitting in a good position! I too have offer for warwick morse, and bath maths, as well as maths and eco at LSE. Im going for LSE, for the international reputation and excellent career prospects that you mentioned, so naturally I would advise LSE. Imperial too has a superb reputation but maybe not so much in the financial sector, as your doing computing rather than a buisness related course?

One other thing worth looking at is examination exemptions, I know that at warwick you can exempt yourself from many actuarial exams by studyin Morse, and I think this is available in certain modules at LSE.

At the end of the day its up to you - visit them all and see whered youd feel comfortable and carefully look at the course to see which youd most enjoy. My hint however for the "BEST of the BEST after the Oxbridge" would be LSE
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Bath has topped the Times table (excuse the pun) for maths in the last three years. Imperial is however a well-known international name. But I turned Imperial down, I wanted to go to Manchester for non-academic reasons. Fact is, a maths degree is a maths degree anywhere you take it, still a solid asset to have given it's a good grade. Obviously to some extent the university it's from might have an influence on people's perceptions of your degree but all your choices are very decent unis.
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I think that you should think of the Unilife there as well
R u gonna spend your at least three years there?
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By the way, I have an offer from WW for MAthematics and Business management. (but does it seem a suitable course for be to be an actuarial sniff sniff? someone knows???)

Thinkin of doing MAthematics and Business management in Aston Uni as well since here i can have one year workplacement
dunno yet
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Bath has topped the Times table (excuse the pun)
is that bad it took me ages to get that...
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I think LSE has a pretty nice reputation on the International Stage
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I think that you should think of the Unilife there as well
R u gonna spend your at least three years there?


Yea, and so of these ALONG with all the other BLA BLAAAzzzz.... INTERNATIONAL REPO n DEGREE n stuff.... which one has a good student/unilife... like u know, kewl n sexy n hot chickz... fun to be around and no racism n stuff.... Active sports live cuz am into all kindz of sports....... u know.... wat wud u say?
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Yea, and so of these ALONG with all the other BLA BLAAAzzzz.... INTERNATIONAL REPO n DEGREE n stuff.... which one has a good student/unilife... like u know, kewl n sexy n hot chickz... fun to be around and no racism n stuff.... Active sports live cuz am into all kindz of sports....... u know.... wat wud u say?
Imperial college course sounds more interesting, you get proper unspecialised maths there and computing which will make you highly employable. The Degree scope here is bigger and you cannot beat imperial for sciences with your other university choices. You'll also getting a more gneneral degree as opposed to business maths and statistics.
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Imperial college course sounds more interesting, you get proper unspecialised maths there and computing which will make you highly employable. The Degree scope here is bigger and you cannot beat imperial for sciences with your other university choices. You'll also getting a more gneneral degree as opposed to business maths and statistics.



THANXxx... so IMPERIALzzz the best choice of these 6... ahan... n wat wud u say abt the imperialz life standard... as in student life.... how much fun is it at imperial? Any racism n discrimination? Sports n other facilities offered to students? I do asssume tht such a high tiered uni must be toppin in all these arenaz of UNI Standards n more... so just wanna confirm? n plzzz temme sumfin elze also to kinda be 150% sure of ma choice abt imperial ... hehe... thanx again.
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topped the TIMES table hahahahaha ooh thats genius!!!! made me chuckle anyway!!
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topped the TIMES table hahahahaha ooh thats genius!!!! made me chuckle anyway!!
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THANXxx... so IMPERIALzzz the best choice of these 6... ahan... n wat wud u say abt the imperialz life standard... as in student life.... how much fun is it at imperial? Any racism n discrimination? Sports n other facilities offered to students? I do asssume tht such a high tiered uni must be toppin in all these arenaz of UNI Standards n more... so just wanna confirm? n plzzz temme sumfin elze also to kinda be 150% sure of ma choice abt imperial ... hehe... thanx again.
You sure about doing maths an computing when you want a financial career, especially when youve applied to 3 which are economics/business related?
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You sure about doing maths an computing when you want a financial career, especially when youve applied to 3 which are economics/business related?

See tht is where am lookin for advice. n yea abt imperial, in itz prospectus for the degree, they mention tht graduates go on to work in computers, IT, finance, actuarial n accounting fields/consulatancies n other crap too. So, after this info, where wud u advise me to go (considerin all the other questions n stuff too)?
n yea, computers do kinda sound interestin, wouldnt it gimme a broader base n therefore higher chances of employment n all???
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See tht is where am lookin for advice. n yea abt imperial, in itz prospectus for the degree, they mention tht graduates go on to work in computers, IT, finance, actuarial n accounting fields/consulatancies n other crap too. So, after this info, where wud u advise me to go (considerin all the other questions n stuff too)?
n yea, computers do kinda sound interestin, wouldnt it gimme a broader base n therefore higher chances of employment n all???
Probly not better, but very similar - my point wasnt so much prospects as apposed to content - if you want to work in finance wouldnt it be better to be studying about it, or maybe youd prefer a career in computing?
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Probly not better, but very similar - my point wasnt so much prospects as apposed to content - if you want to work in finance wouldnt it be better to be studying about it, or maybe youd prefer a career in computing?

U do have a major point there... but are u sayin tht studyin math & computin wud restrict me to the computin field only? I have seen all the prospectuses say that joint honours like these openz onez choicez to fields or further study in either or both of those subjectz? So wudnt it be a kind of an additional benefit to do the joint honours?
n generally wat d be yur final advice amongst all these universities in ma case (the original thread)...?
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U do have a major point there... but are u sayin tht studyin math & computin wud restrict me to the computin field only? I have seen all the prospectuses say that joint honours like these openz onez choicez to fields or further study in either or both of those subjectz? So wudnt it be a kind of an additional benefit to do the joint honours?
n generally wat d be yur final advice amongst all these universities in ma case (the original thread)...?
No no Im not sayinn it would restrict your career choices, just that I that if your sure that you want to go into finance then I thought it might be an idea to start developing an interest in it at university level. As I said before Id advise LSE simply because Ive chosen to go there (for maths and eco) having been advised that if i want to go into finance then its the place to be - your decision is up to you, worth noting that all of your choices are excellent though.
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No no Im not sayinn it would restrict your career choices, just that I that if your sure that you want to go into finance then I thought it might be an idea to start developing an interest in it at university level. As I said before Id advise LSE simply because Ive chosen to go there (for maths and eco) having been advised that if i want to go into finance then its the place to be - your decision is up to you, worth noting that all of your choices are excellent though.


Ahan, thanx... so yur advise wud be LSE, seein the degree subjects. What wud u say abt the overall reputation of the two, IMPERIAL n LSE n perhapz the otherz? the overall uni/student life n facilities n teachin standards... then which one wud u rank higher???
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Ahan, thanx... so yur advise wud be LSE, seein the degree subjects. What wud u say abt the overall reputation of the two, IMPERIAL n LSE n perhapz the otherz? the overall uni/student life n facilities n teachin standards... then which one wud u rank higher???
Imperial is better for maths than LSE. And if you want to go into finance, the maths skills are important. do which ever one you want to, the reputation of both LSE and Imperial are excellent. Doubt there's racism, there are so many british born asians there! Imperial College's union however is not meant to be that good as erm..lack of girls? But it's london, I'm sure you'll find some somehwere!
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