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    I really enjoy both computing and maths at A Level and I am doing pretty well in both. I am being warned that doing Computing with Maths as a combined degree will be extremely hard and I should do a single honours in Computing as I will have much more choice in my modules and I am much more likely to do a job connected to computing than Maths. Any opinions to help me pick (considering I will only have AS Level further maths when I finish my A Levels)?
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    look at the modules of both the single honours and joint/major + minor degree to see which you prefer
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    There isn't anything easy in thiis world, everything requires a lot of hard work, and if some people find combined computing and mathermatics as being hard, that might not be true in your case.

    Obviously it will be harder than A-levels, but you should choose what you are good at, and computing like mathematics is a big field has many topics and chanllenging subjects.

    If you put your effort into it, and work hard you should not have any problem as simple as this.
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    (Original post by ktbunny)
    I really enjoy both computing and maths at A Level and I am doing pretty well in both. I am being warned that doing Computing with Maths as a combined degree will be extremely hard and I should do a single honours in Computing as I will have much more choice in my modules and I am much more likely to do a job connected to computing than Maths. Any opinions to help me pick (considering I will only have AS Level further maths when I finish my A Levels)?
    Go for the joint course bro, that's what I've applied for.

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    Go for the joint course bro, that's what I've applied for.

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    do you think the limited choice in modules will be a big downfall though? or worth it to do maths?
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    (Original post by jsMath)
    There isn't anything easy in thiis world, everything requires a lot of hard work, and if some people find combined computing and mathermatics as being hard, that might not be true in your case.

    Obviously it will be harder than A-levels, but you should choose what you are good at, and computing like mathematics is a big field has many topics and chanllenging subjects.

    If you put your effort into it, and work hard you should not have any problem as simple as this.
    do you do maths at university?
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    (Original post by ktbunny)
    do you think the limited choice in modules will be a big downfall though? or worth it to do maths?
    It's worth it if you like Maths! I think the balance between modules varies between universities, with many favouring to overload on the Maths side in first year whilst others have a more balanced approach.

    The cool thing about doing it joint with Maths is the fact that you could specialise into areas that combine both disciplines in the later years (i.e. statistics with machine learning, or abstract algebra with theoretical computer science etc), you can see how they complement each other. I'd definitely recommend it if you have the chops to do Maths, all the programming stuff is easy enough to pick up alongside the course/when you have group projects.
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    (Original post by ktbunny)
    do you do maths at university?
    I did engineering and we deal with very high and advanced mathematics and computing.
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    (Original post by jsMath)
    I did engineering and we deal with very high and advanced mathematics and computing.
    have you got any tips for the "heavy" maths done at university?
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    (Original post by ktbunny)
    have you got any tips for the "heavy" maths done at university?
    Try to build a strong foundation in mathematics, enjoy the maths you are doing, try to understand the concepts, this will help you a lot at Uni.

    Worry about now, and how to get good grades.

    At Uni. it really depends to which University you are applying to, and what courses are available.
 
 
 
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