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I am going to be doing Mathematical Sciences at Bath or Mathematics at Southampton.
What are the effects of picking mixed modules in your 2nd and 3rd year? I was just looking at the course and was thinking of picking the accounting/finance modules, a few computing modules and then I guess some core modules.

Does it look good if you specialise in either computing or finance when you finish your degree?
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I am going to be doing Mathematical Sciences at Bath or Mathematics at Southampton.
What are the effects of picking mixed modules in your 2nd and 3rd year? I was just looking at the course and was thinking of picking the accounting/finance modules, a few computing modules and then I guess some core modules.

Does it look good if you specialise in either computing or finance when you finish your degree?
Hi Onur,

There are advantages/disadvantages to everything you do in life, the almighty philosophy of what to do and when, the rights and wrongs are subjective and contextual. Specialising in something means that you have more extensive experience in a particular field but are less versed in other areas of mathematics, whilst having a mixture means you cover a wide area but only on the surface ( jack of all trades). In order to understand your question, you should justify why you want to do this. Personally, I believe a mixture of accounting/finance, computing and core is a solid mix since they are all complimentary as opposed to a mix of mathematical biology, econometrics and structural engineering and the mix can serve you well if you want to progress to postgraduate study, go into industry or start teaching.

If the computing models support the finance models then of course because everything, finance included, is digital nowadays and computers are second nature. The good and bad things about university's which offer mathematics programmes like this is that they are very flexible, but this also causes confusion followed by tough decision making.
My advice would be to try and think about what you want to achieve at the end of your degree and a few years after that. Also particularly because both courses are flexible, you can see how your first year goes with certain modules and make the necessary decision when your 2nd year comes.

I hope this helps.

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