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Why are the only top universities I would like to go to who do Computer Science and Physics, joint/Major and Minor, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Why don't other universities do this, I mean, they compliment each other very well, considering some universities require A Level Physics to do Computer Science. Why don't more top universities do this?
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Original post by asmuse123
Why are the only top universities I would like to go to who do Computer Science and Physics, joint/Major and Minor, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Why don't other universities do this, I mean, they compliment each other very well, considering some universities require A Level Physics to do Computer Science. Why don't more top universities do this?
Maybe there's no 'market' for it? Although, of course, it depends what you mean by 'top' :tongue:
You could try Durham's Natural Sciences course?

Do take a look at the contents of each university's CS course, rather than just judging on other factors, since what one uni calls CS can be reasonably different to what another uni teaches.
Original post by asmuse123
Why are the only top universities I would like to go to who do Computer Science and Physics, joint/Major and Minor, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Why don't other universities do this, I mean, they compliment each other very well, considering some universities require A Level Physics to do Computer Science. Why don't more top universities do this?


The Scottish system allows students to take up to 3-4 subjects in the first 2 years. They then specialise into one or two of these subjects for the latter 2 years of their degree - the Honours years.

On the other hand, English unis tend to specialise from the get go in 1-2 subjects, because of the shorter degree (3 years vs the 4 years in Scotland).

Alternatively, you could look into "Natural Science" courses that combine three sciences (of your choice) into a particular 'pathway'. Cambridge, Durham, Nottingham and a few other unis do this course.

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Original post by username1530463
Why are the only top universities I would like to go to who do Computer Science and Physics, joint/Major and Minor, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Why don't other universities do this, I mean, they compliment each other very well, considering some universities require A Level Physics to do Computer Science. Why don't more top universities do this?


I agree. Have a look at Bristol's physics with scientific computing.Edinburgh and Loughborough also do similar.

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