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I've just finished my first year of Mathematics, have received my results and now need to choose my modules for the second semester of the coming year.

I would like some information from former 2nd years as to what are the easier modules to take. I have an idea that the more statistics/finance-oriented modules are generally easier, so may even switch to the Maths with Mathematical Finance course.

For a better idea of what I mean by easy/easier. In first year it is possible to do well in courses simply by learning what to predict from the three or so past papers provided. A comprehensive understanding nor mastery of the course is not required at all. Does this trend continue for at least some courses following first year?
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Statistics is a piece of p*ss, you need nothing more than basic calculus.
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Statistics is a piece of p*ss, you need nothing more than basic calculus.
I assume that goes for the Statistical Methods course we got.

And what modules are particularly hard-er; for the sake of comparison. I've heard Real and Complex analysis is for instance, though that's compulsory.
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I assume that goes for the Statistical Methods course we got.

And what modules are particularly hard-er; for the sake of comparison. I've heard Real and Complex analysis is for instance, though that's compulsory.
Even graduate level statistics requires little more than bare-bones calculus and linear algebra.

Generally the more proof-based a module is, the more people struggle with it. On a scale of easy to hard, areas of maths would likely go something like Statistics-Probability-Applied Maths-Algebra-Analysis.
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Even graduate level statistics requires little more than bare-bones calculus and linear algebra.

Generally the more proof-based a module is, the more people struggle with it. On a scale of easy to hard, areas of maths would likely go something like Statistics-Probability-Applied Maths-Algebra-Analysis.
I see. Thanks for your help

What year are you btw, or have you graduated?
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(Original post by Dot.Cotton)
Even graduate level statistics requires little more than bare-bones calculus and linear algebra.

Generally the more proof-based a module is, the more people struggle with it. On a scale of easy to hard, areas of maths would likely go something like Statistics-Probability-Applied Maths-Algebra-Analysis.
Probability theory is very measure-theoretic and involves a lot of analysis at a higher level. It's ridiculous to say that statistics or probability is any easier or harder than algebra or analysis, given that all these areas are huge and encompass a lot of branches of maths. There's no reason to say analysis is any harder or easier than algebra; it depends on the person and the subject you're doing.
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Our Probability second year unit with discrete and continuous markov chains is sooo hard, mainly due to the proofs
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