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    (Original post by tcameron)
    allow me. I forgot about economics.
    Also, one university is not majority as most don't ask for further for economics or physics even. OP wants to go for medicine which further maths is clearly not needed for.
    Like I said, emailing University admissions and telling them that making CompSci's do maths is slanderous.
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    (Original post by tcameron)
    allow me. I forgot about economics.
    Also, one university is not majority as most don't ask for further for economics or physics even. OP wants to go for medicine which further maths is clearly not needed for.
    You were very wrong in an earlier post of yours. I believe the only university courses that ever treated further maths as not a separate qualification from maths were some of the medical and dental degrees. And most of those have abandoned that practice.
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    (Original post by m.dani)
    So I was wondering whether further maths at A level is really going to affect whether you will get into the more prestigious universities like Oxford?
    We've got a bit side tracked on your thread. Oxford has this page which lists a few subjects
    where FM is considered at least helpful: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/FurtherMathsWhatNext/

    For Cambridge, I'm guessing the list is Maths, NatSci (Physical), CompSci, Economics (useful and in some colleges required), Engineering (useful not essential), Chemical Engineering. Can't find a simple list by a quick Google search though!

    At Imperial, only Maths requires FM, but any course will accept it as a separate subject (and most will consider it desirable, with the exception of medicine).
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    (Original post by shamika)
    Completely agree with this. I can't imagine a science or engineering degree without maths well beyond FM....
    I didn't do the A-level syllabus but from what I have seen of the modules online, I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot of engineering degrees that do not stray too far beyond the further maths material. Most engineering degrees that I have seen only really have a few "maths" modules in them, and at least one of which will comprise of a lot of material that would have been in further maths, I'd imagine.

    Edit: I think that GreenOut summarizes it quite nicely.
 
 
 

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