Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics' course at UOB

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    I'm applying for 2017 entry and I've always had in my head I was going to do Physics. However I have recently came across the 'Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics' course at UOB. Does anybody know more about what this course entails and possible career opportunities from it?
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    (Original post by jacklfc99)
    I'm applying for 2017 entry and I've always had in my head I was going to do Physics. However I have recently came across the 'Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics' course at UOB. Does anybody know more about what this course entails and possible career opportunities from it?
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    The course is physics and maths joint honors, so you'll be doing as much maths as physics, and without a lot of the experimental work you'd do in a normal physics degree. Only do it if you really enjoy maths for its own sake, not just as a tool in physics- I think many of the people taking it considered doing a maths degree.

    Have a look at this for Birmmingham- it gives an overview of all their physics courses. Pages 24 to 27 shows you a detailed breakdown of what modules are only done in some courses, so you can see the difference. I don't think the career prospects would be significantly different compared to a normal physics course- just do what seems the most interesting to you.
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    (Original post by jacklfc99)
    I'm applying for 2017 entry and I've always had in my head I was going to do Physics. However I have recently came across the 'Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics' course at UOB. Does anybody know more about what this course entails and possible career opportunities from it?
    Thanks.
    You will study both Physics and Maths. If it was a single degree I.e. Physics you would do this in more detail but Theoretical Physics and Maths is studied equally not as much detail but you will have a broad range as you will also be studying maths.
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    (Original post by Shazen)
    You will study both Physics and Maths. If it was a single degree I.e. Physics you would do this in more detail but Theoretical Physics and Maths is studied equally not as much detail but you will have a broad range as you will also be studying maths.
    Does that mean it would broaden career opportunities? And also does that mean if a potential career arose I would be at a disadvantage only studying half of what would have been studied in a Physics or a Maths degree? Also, is there a career adhered to both Physics and Maths that this degree would be ideal for?
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    (Original post by jacklfc99)
    Does that mean it would broaden career opportunities? And also does that mean if a potential career arose I would be at a disadvantage only studying half of what would have been studied in a Physics or a Maths degree? Also, is there a career adhered to both Physics and Maths that this degree would be ideal for?
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    Yes, this will broaden your opportunities. You will have a disadvantage of not having the depth in one subject alone. If you went in Theoretical Physics it will be better for you because you have a joint degree in Maths as well in which Physics contains a lot of maths.
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    (Original post by Shazen)
    Yes, this will broaden your opportunities. You will have a disadvantage of not having the depth in one subject alone. If you went in Theoretical Physics it will be better for you because you have a joint degree in Maths as well in which Physics contains a lot of maths.
    My firm and insurance choices are looking to be Oxford and Birmingham (however I am unsure which way around yet!), would the career opportunities from doing a fourth year MMathPhys from Oxford equate to those from this course at Birmingham in any way? Because I want to have some involvement with Maths as well as Physics alone.
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    My firm and insurance choices are looking to be Oxford and Birmingham (however I am unsure which way around yet!), would the career opportunities from doing a fourth year MMathPhys from Oxford equate to those from this course at Birmingham in any way? Because I want to have some involvement with Maths as well as Physics alone.
    Physics from Oxford would be more prestigious by doing a Physics degree alone it can show that you have good mathematical capability as most of the course consists of maths. It's up to you what you want to do doing a joint degree will have more work.
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    (Original post by Shazen)
    Physics from Oxford would be more prestigious by doing a Physics degree alone it can show that you have good mathematical capability as most of the course consists of maths. It's up to you what you want to do doing a joint degree will have more work.
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    Thanks.
    Anytime!
 
 
 
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