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MORSE (I am going for this one) gives you some acturial exemptions and some accountancy ones (CIMA) not sure about chartered accountancy though... The course is very optional so you can choose to learn what you enjoy the most or what would be most relevent careerwise.

LSE and imperial have better international reputation but if you plan to work in the UK after, does this matter as much???

I would say LSE over imperial if you are only considering these two as the course seems more aimed and jobs in finance...
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I'd say that it is between Warwick and Bath, but Bath takes it.

Imperial is overrated for Maths (but still v.good for CS)
LSE isn't great for Maths.

Both surpass Bath for prestige, so I guess it depends on what you want. i.e. course content of prestige.
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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!

... ahan, thanx... so finally it cumz down to LSE or IMPERIAL.. either one wud make ma dream life a part of the reality... but one thing, have read ppl sayin tht the student/uni life at both these uniz is not as good as some of the lower ranked uniz, infact borin n stuff... wat d u say abt tht... cuz along with high teachin standardz n international rep. one d alwayz want fun n enjoyment n sportz n chickz?
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(Original post by metalslug14)
... ahan, thanx... so finally it cumz down to LSE or IMPERIAL.. either one wud make ma dream life a part of the reality... but one thing, have read ppl sayin tht the student/uni life at both these uniz is not as good as some of the lower ranked uniz, infact borin n stuff... wat d u say abt tht... cuz along with high teachin standardz n international rep. one d alwayz want fun n enjoyment n sportz n chickz?
I'm sure you can find girls somewher ein london. Imperial's good for sports. LSE has a better union.
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Hey, Im in a sort of similar position as you.
I got offers from Imperial (JMC),
UCL (Maths), Warwick (MMath) and Nottingham (MMath).

Im having incredibly difficult time in choosing what to
put as my firm choice. What Im basically trying to figure
out which uni has best reputation? Imperial I guess?
At least the entry requirements to Imperial JMC should be
pretty high, as the standard offer should be AAA
(Not sure whats it in reality, but they only admit 30 students
per year so maybe its quite true)..

Im now still trying to figure out whether to go for a
joint honours degree of maths and computer science
or strictly do a maths degree and specialise later.

Im wondering which of the above universities has best
maths department reputation?

And again, Im puzzled whether I should go to London
or some smaller city like notts or warwick. But I think
the reputation of the uni comes first, any of the places
are decent anyways..

Well, any comments would be swell
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(Original post by JnJ)
Hey, Im in a sort of similar position as you.
I got offers from Imperial (JMC),
UCL (Maths), Warwick (MMath) and Nottingham (MMath).

Im having incredibly difficult time in choosing what to
put as my firm choice. What Im basically trying to figure
out which uni has best reputation? Imperial I guess?
At least the entry requirements to Imperial JMC should be
pretty high, as the standard offer should be AAA
(Not sure whats it in reality, but they only admit 30 students
per year so maybe its quite true)..

Im now still trying to figure out whether to go for a
joint honours degree of maths and computer science
or strictly do a maths degree and specialise later.

Im wondering which of the above universities has best
maths department reputation?

And again, Im puzzled whether I should go to London
or some smaller city like notts or warwick. But I think
the reputation of the uni comes first, any of the places
are decent anyways..

Well, any comments would be swell
Ahan... well as far as I have researched, which iz a hell lot, came to the conclusion tht IMPERIAL n LSE has the best overall reputation... but since in yur case u only have IMPERIAL. All the other uniz u mentioned r amazin n constantly ranked in the top 10 so u wont be makin a mistake by goin to ne of them. n abt the degree, thtz wat u gotta decide (atleast thatz wat every1 tellz me). n yea, the city is imp cuz as far as i have heard, LONDON STUDENT LIFE is sumthin u ll greatly miss on if u go for any of the otherz.
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If you are looking for a very traditional Maths degree then there are only 4 unis in UK that offer that.
Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge and St.Andrews (they are incidentally the top four for maths in the Times subject league tables interestingly enough)

However, if you intend becoming an Actuary/Accountant then perhaps the demands of a traditional degree would be rather more challenging than you would appear to need.

All Maths degrees offer exemption from parts of Actuarial and Accountancy exams.
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(Original post by yawn1)
If you are looking for a very traditional Maths degree then there are only 4 unis in UK that offer that.
Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge and St.Andrews (they are incidentally the top four for maths in the Times subject league tables interestingly enough)

However, if you intend becoming an Actuary/Accountant then perhaps the demands of a traditional degree would be rather more challenging than you would appear to need.

All Maths degrees offer exemption from parts of Actuarial and Accountancy exams.
Ahan... thanx... but have heard tht becomin an actuary is one of the biggest challenges around and thtz y one wont find many (Even accoutin aint tht easy). Keepin in mind tht actuarial field is all to do with math, how can u say tht one wud do too much if studied from one of the above, yur UNIz which offer traditional mathematics???
And apart from Cambridge, I dont think any of em can beat the reputation of LSE n IMPERIAL? As far as I have hrd, if U r a graduate from either of em or the Oxbridge, it counts a hell lot, even at the international stage....... wud u agree?
n the math degreees at IMPERIAL n LSE, wud u say tht they r gud enuff n worth the struggle and r they highly employable (LSE n IMPERIAL both have 22 out of 24 for their Math dept)
Besidez have hrd tht Bath, (thtz the only one i applied to from yur list above) bein in a small town, is kinda dull n therez not much to do... n racismz also in the atmosphere to a certain extent... bein an international student, kinda scarez me?
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(Original post by yawn1)
If you are looking for a very traditional Maths degree then there are only 4 unis in UK that offer that.
Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge and St.Andrews (they are incidentally the top four for maths in the Times subject league tables interestingly enough)

However, if you intend becoming an Actuary/Accountant then perhaps the demands of a traditional degree would be rather more challenging than you would appear to need.

All Maths degrees offer exemption from parts of Actuarial and Accountancy exams.
to be honest only a fool would rely solely on subject league tables and what is the most "traditional" . And looking at everything I would take imperial/lse over three of those mentioned in your post anyday . Their prestige, quality, rep etc are not challenged at all by the 3 above (you know which one to exclude )
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to be honest only a fool would rely solely on subject league tables and what is the most "traditional" . And looking at everything I would take imperial/lse over three of those mentioned in your post anyday . Their prestige, quality, rep etc are not challenged at all by the 3 above (you know which one to exclude )


Ahan, same ere... actually am glad to hear tht... if i get a few more responses like tht, i d be more than SURE to choose ma dream uniz, tht iz LSE or IMPERIAL (Btw so u r tellin me to disregard Warwick n UCL, not tht they arent one of the best n all but compared to these 2) keepin the course n everyfin in mind.... but wat abt choosin betweeen the twooo??
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Ahan, same ere... actually am glad to hear tht... if i get a few more responses like tht, i d be more than SURE to choose ma dream uniz, tht iz LSE or IMPERIAL (Btw so u r tellin me to disregard Warwick n UCL, not tht they arent one of the best n all but compared to these 2) keepin the course n everyfin in mind.... but wat abt choosin betweeen the twooo??
dude...choose what is right for you, if you feel right at warwick or ucl then go there instead, Actually funny enough I applied to practically the same unis as you , for Computer sciences though(imperial, ucl, nottingham, bath, warwick and kings for me). Obv couldn't do LSE, as they do social sciences . I'm going to Imperial next year (if i get the grades), it's just well....amazing! lol I also dig UCL and warwick though, liked em both alot, but I just had to choose Imp :d
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(Original post by metalslug14)
Ahan... thanx... but have heard tht becomin an actuary is one of the biggest challenges around and thtz y one wont find many (Even accoutin aint tht easy). Keepin in mind tht actuarial field is all to do with math, how can u say tht one wud do too much if studied from one of the above, yur UNIz which offer traditional mathematics???
And apart from Cambridge, I dont think any of em can beat the reputation of LSE n IMPERIAL? As far as I have hrd, if U r a graduate from either of em or the Oxbridge, it counts a hell lot, even at the international stage....... wud u agree?
n the math degreees at IMPERIAL n LSE, wud u say tht they r gud enuff n worth the struggle and r they highly employable (LSE n IMPERIAL both have 22 out of 24 for their Math dept)
Besidez have hrd tht Bath, (thtz the only one i applied to from yur list above) bein in a small town, is kinda dull n therez not much to do... n racismz also in the atmosphere to a certain extent... bein an international student, kinda scarez me?
U ll b alrite mate
i have been in Bath last summer n that was quite nite.
Well, don't think there is somethin called racism coz there 'thousand' of Chinese there oohwhoo n this is, as i think is a town of tourism
the city was grate, the whether was so kwel!
parttime job everwhere (if u want to do )
i just loved it!
(livin cost bit of xpensive even though)
Have you been to the Uni??? Bath uni extreme good place to study Math but it's a bit old

i think you will love to live there
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Ahan... thanx... but have heard tht becomin an actuary is one of the biggest challenges around and thtz y one wont find many (Even accoutin aint tht easy). Keepin in mind tht actuarial field is all to do with math, how can u say tht one wud do too much if studied from one of the above, yur UNIz which offer traditional mathematics???
And apart from Cambridge, I dont think any of em can beat the reputation of LSE n IMPERIAL? As far as I have hrd, if U r a graduate from either of em or the Oxbridge, it counts a hell lot, even at the international stage....... wud u agree?
n the math degreees at IMPERIAL n LSE, wud u say tht they r gud enuff n worth the struggle and r they highly employable (LSE n IMPERIAL both have 22 out of 24 for their Math dept)
Besidez have hrd tht Bath, (thtz the only one i applied to from yur list above) bein in a small town, is kinda dull n therez not much to do... n racismz also in the atmosphere to a certain extent... bein an international student, kinda scarez me?
You are very misguided as far as Bath is concerned. We also have the hardest Maths degree (apart from Cambridge) from what I have heard.
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You are very misguided as far as Bath is concerned. We also have the hardest Maths degree (apart from Cambridge) from what I have heard.

Ahan... I neva said tht but wuz no good or nethin... I have come across it as one of ma best choices.... n naturally thtz y I applied there... but since all this research n all... every1z kinda crazed abt the 1st n 2nd tier of Uniz, i.e. Oxbridge, Imperial n LSE. the otherz I applied to also are very highly ranked universities. I actually wanted to go all of em, u know, each one soundz so damn kewl n interestin. But u know, bein an international student, therez alwayz a chance for me to move away from UK (perhapz 3 yrz after i complete ma bachelors i.e. 6 yrz or sumfin)... so u know, kinda want the prestige n content... International repo cumz into play for me there.... n naturally want all the fun n stuff of the UNIz.... so after this, wat wud ya say??? keepin in mind tht naturally course content, n everythinz hell important (the original thread question). n yea dont u think tht such prestigious uniz wud alwayz work on their courses n all dept. to make sure tht they r of the highest standards possible???
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Ahan... I neva said tht but wuz no good or nethin... I have come across it as one of ma best choices.... n naturally thtz y I applied there... but since all this research n all... every1z kinda crazed abt the 1st n 2nd tier of Uniz, i.e. Oxbridge, Imperial n LSE. the otherz I applied to also are very highly ranked universities. I actually wanted to go all of em, u know, each one soundz so damn kewl n interestin. But u know, bein an international student, therez alwayz a chance for me to move away from UK (perhapz 3 yrz after i complete ma bachelors i.e. 6 yrz or sumfin)... so u know, kinda want the prestige n content... International repo cumz into play for me there.... n naturally want all the fun n stuff of the UNIz.... so after this, wat wud ya say??? keepin in mind tht naturally course content, n everythinz hell important (the original thread question). n yea dont u think tht such prestigious uniz wud alwayz work on their courses n all dept. to make sure tht they r of the highest standards possible???
I would say that Bath has a better reputation for Maths, but the others have a better overall rep.
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Read the following shocking newz on a website by someone...... how far is this TRUE? Was seriously considering IMPERIAL as my first/firm choice, but now I am having second thoughts.


"I for one am well and truly shocked to hear Sir Richard openly declare to the world that Imperial is, after all, a 3rd rate university and that therefore its funding be cut-particularly for Maths. I would personally have thought that to make public such a statement would have an adverse effect on PR, despite the clear validity behind the claim. Ah well, I for one will not be applying! Shocking!"

So what do you mates have to answer in reply??? PLEASE tell me some thing, u know, that he is bluffing and all... cause want to keep IMPERIAL as ma first choice n LSE as ma second (btw do u agree with tht arrangement?)!
Thanks you all
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(Original post by metalslug14)
Read the following shocking newz on a website by someone...... how far is this TRUE? Was seriously considering IMPERIAL as my first/firm choice, but now I am having second thoughts.


"I for one am well and truly shocked to hear Sir Richard openly declare to the world that Imperial is, after all, a 3rd rate university and that therefore its funding be cut-particularly for Maths. I would personally have thought that to make public such a statement would have an adverse effect on PR, despite the clear validity behind the claim. Ah well, I for one will not be applying! Shocking!"

So what do you mates have to answer in reply??? PLEASE tell me some thing, u know, that he is bluffing and all... cause want to keep IMPERIAL as ma first choice n LSE as ma second (btw do u agree with tht arrangement?)!
Thanks you all

LOL and who is this Sir Richard may i ask
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I think Richard Sykes, Rector at Imperial, was referring to Luton university as being third rate.

http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...183720,00.html
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I think Richard Sykes, Rector at Imperial, was referring to Luton university as being third rate.

http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...183720,00.html
LOL, thank god, because he's asked about this for ages.

umm...metalslug, could you please type out your words properly because your spelling's not very easy to comprehend? Sorry, no offence meant.
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I think Richard Sykes, Rector at Imperial, was referring to Luton university as being third rate.

http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...183720,00.html
yes...it was refered to Luton, which is pretty rubbish tbf
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