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    Hi,
    I just wanted a few opinions or recommendations of universities to study maths (in England) preferably with a not so intense workload. What i mean by this is a uni where you have to study hard but you still have time to socialize. I was thinking of applying for Imperial however a lot of comments seem to suggest that social life is not so great. I don't really want to go to uni and find that I have to study 24/7. I'd probably kill myself. I want a bit of a balance. With that being said, I am a straight A student so I still want to attend a somewhat top uni. Currently I'm thinking of UCL and Kings. Any comments on these unis would be great thank you. Feel free to put in your own input.
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    Depending how fluent you are in the subject Nottingham could be an option, although it doesn't have an easy workload, you could easily manage both your studies and social life there.
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    (Original post by MathsNerd1)
    Depending how fluent you are in the subject Nottingham could be an option, although it doesn't have an easy workload, you could easily manage both your studies and social life there.
    Thank you for that. I'll look into it, I think I can meet the grade requirements.
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    (Original post by Recky101)
    Thank you for that. I'll look into it, I think I can meet the grade requirements.
    I would just suggest not picking a university because you want an easy degree because, in reality that doesn't exist, all degrees will be hard and depending on how dedicated and determined you are, plus the amount of effective work you put in will determine what classification you graduate with. So do make sure to work hard, even if that means your social life has to suffer a little bit as a result.

    This won't be needed if you use your year effectively and keep going over stuff as you're being taught it, I know this will make the revision much easier when it comes to exam times.
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    King's...hmmmmm.... 4 lectures + tutorials + exercises + assignments + tests every week. 8 exams per year.

    I think you should exclude KCL from your list iff you don't want a degree with good percentage. BTW, every good uni such as UCL have more or less same workload

    I am not too sure but I guess you should search for a joint degree. For example, BSc Mathematics and Finance because you may find financial part easy and then you will able socialise (I am not saying finance is easy)

    Good luck with your hunt
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    If you were truly interested in maths you would not seek such advice. Maybe do something else?
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    (Original post by hassassin04)
    If you were truly interested in maths you would not seek such advice. Maybe do something else?
    I have to agree with this...

    You want to study mathematics at a top university that requires A grades, but you don't want an intense workload? Mathematics isn't some Mickey Mouse course...

    You'll have time to socialise no matter where you study.
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    If you want to be going to a top university but doing significantly less work than you'd be doing at Oxford or Cambridge you'll be wanting to look at Bristol/Bath/UCL.
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    (Original post by Recky101)
    Hi,
    I just wanted a few opinions or recommendations of universities to study maths (in England) preferably with a not so intense workload. What i mean by this is a uni where you have to study hard but you still have time to socialize. I was thinking of applying for Imperial however a lot of comments seem to suggest that social life is not so great. I don't really want to go to uni and find that I have to study 24/7. I'd probably kill myself. I want a bit of a balance. With that being said, I am a straight A student so I still want to attend a somewhat top uni. Currently I'm thinking of UCL and Kings. Any comments on these unis would be great thank you. Feel free to put in your own input.
    I'm still averaging a first in my degree (4 exams in August determine my final grade) and had a decent social life. It's all about balance imo (was at King's)/
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    (Original post by universal_set)
    King's...hmmmmm.... 4 lectures + tutorials + exercises + assignments + tests every week. 8 exams per year.

    I think you should exclude KCL from your list iff you don't want a degree with good percentage. BTW, every good uni such as UCL have more or less same workload

    I am not too sure but I guess you should search for a joint degree. For example, BSc Mathematics and Finance because you may find financial part easy and then you will able socialise (I am not saying finance is easy)

    Good luck with your hunt
    4 lectures? What?
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    (Original post by TheIrrational)
    4 lectures? What?
    Well for King's for each module it's 3 lectures a week but an hour tutorial
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    (Original post by TheIrrational)
    4 lectures? What?
    https://timetables.kcl.ac.uk/timetab...udy+Individual
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    Thursday looks horrendous.

    Edit: Are some optional?
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    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    Thursday looks horrendous.

    Edit: Are some optional?
    All compulsory modules.

    Edited note: Each module is difficult in sense of mathematical depth. For example, calculus 1's exam difficulty level is same as Michael Spivak's Calculus exercises.
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    (Original post by universal_set)
    All compulsory modules.
    That's pretty crazy! My Thursday at Nottingham was also a full 9-5 day too, plus I'm pretty sure the only subject that had more contact hours than me were the people doing Medicine, everyone else in my flat always seemed to have so much time during the days it was unreal!
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    Guys! The pinks are tutorials! you would only have a couple!
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    (Original post by Slowbro93)
    Guys! The pinks are tutorials! you would only have a couple!
    That's what I thought!

    Do you not get personalised timetables that show you exactly which one you have to attend?
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    (Original post by Recky101)
    Hi,
    I just wanted a few opinions or recommendations of universities to study maths (in England) preferably with a not so intense workload. What i mean by this is a uni where you have to study hard but you still have time to socialize. I was thinking of applying for Imperial however a lot of comments seem to suggest that social life is not so great. I don't really want to go to uni and find that I have to study 24/7. I'd probably kill myself. I want a bit of a balance. With that being said, I am a straight A student so I still want to attend a somewhat top uni. Currently I'm thinking of UCL and Kings. Any comments on these unis would be great thank you. Feel free to put in your own input.
    To me it looks as f you are looking for one of the worse Russell group universities they are still Russell Group so the workload would be high with entrance requirements of As and Maths is a subject where you have to work very hard but it wouldn't be intense.Maybe Newcastle would be a good idea.I would advise you to look at the League Tables for Maths and pick the lower ranked Russell group universities.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    To me it looks as f you are looking for one of the worse Russell group universities they are still Russell Group so the workload would be high with entrance requirements of As and Maths is a subject where you have to work very hard but it wouldn't be intense.Maybe Newcastle would be a good idea.I would advise you to look at the League Tables for Maths and pick the lower ranked Russell group universities.
    I go to Newcastle for maths, and the timetable is similar to the one posted here already.
 
 
 
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