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    I've started to get a fair bit into my EPQ on the Enigma code in WW2; I've been trying to focus on the mathematics of Enigma but I'm worried that when applying to a university for maths they won't consider it to really be a maths EPQ.

    Is this going to be significant? I have enough time to switch to a different topic if I do so soon, is this a good idea?

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    Heyo

    I've started to get a fair bit into my EPQ on the Enigma code in WW2; I've been trying to focus on the mathematics of Enigma but I'm worried that when applying to a university for maths they won't consider it to really be a maths EPQ.

    Is this going to be significant? I have enough time to switch to a different topic if I do so soon, is this a good idea?

    Thanks
    I'm not even sure how relevant/useful an EPQ for maths is, nor am I an expert in the Enigma Code or university applications. But I dunno, if you stick something in there regarding cryptography or matrices or anything (that kind of stuff does pop up in degree level maths, discrete maths to be precise) it might be a nice touch to your application but not sure how important it is.
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    As i've gone further into its got less and less mathsy... : I
    But yeah, I'm really not sure how important the EPQ will be for maths applications; the EPQ is pretty much an essay after all.
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    (Original post by RLJCMorrissey)
    Heyo

    I've started to get a fair bit into my EPQ on the Enigma code in WW2; I've been trying to focus on the mathematics of Enigma but I'm worried that when applying to a university for maths they won't consider it to really be a maths EPQ.

    Is this going to be significant? I have enough time to switch to a different topic if I do so soon, is this a good idea?

    Thanks
    When I went for an interview at Manchester a girl who was also being interviewed had completed her EPQ on Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine. She basically just talked about that in her interview and got an offer. Not sure where you are intending to go, but it does show an interest in some form of mathematics that is not directly on the A-Level specification. That is what they are really looking for.
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    I'll most likely be aiming for universities near the top (Durham, Warwick etc.)

    I guess as long as I focus as much as possible on the maths side it won't turn out to be too much of a disaster.
 
 
 
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