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    I just finished the draft of my PS, but suddenly realised a problem.

    I'm applying to do Maths and Computer Science in Imperial, while only maths for Cambridge, Durham and possibly even maths with stats or economics for Wariwick and Bath.

    But my PS doesn't mention anything related to computing (apart from winning Best Website Awards for YE in local area) and I do not do Computing for A-level.

    I think it might be ok if I apply to courses like maths with something coz the "with" bit only accounts for a little, but for maths and computer science, it seems that it's half-half. Will it be a huge problem if I do not mention computing in my PS?

    Many thanks first~~

    (PS: my first time to start a new thread~~)
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    question: are you sure you want to do maths & comp sci? and not straight maths at Imperial?
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    (Original post by shiny)
    question: are you sure you want to do maths & comp sci? and not straight maths at Imperial?

    I personally think Imperial is better in computer science than in maths(dunno where I get this from). And doing a purely maths degree in such an engineering uni... feeling a bit weird (well, it's weird of me to think that weird... ). Therefore, putting maths for Imperial on my UCAS is meaningless coz I won't go there even I get an offer.
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    why apply then? :confused:
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    (Original post by shiny)
    why apply then? :confused:
    wait...... I'm making myself confused as well...

    I mean, if I put staight maths for Imperial, then I won't go, and hence I won't put it down.

    But I wanna go for maths and comp. sci, coz it just attracts me much more.
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    okies, i getcha now

    i dunno if its a 50:50 course than it may present a bit of a difficulty. however, given your pther choices you may just have to go with it and not mention computing at all.

    alternatively, a lot of modern mathematics requires computing anyway so you could talk about interest in compututational aspects of maths
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    (Original post by shiny)
    okies, i getcha now

    i dunno if its a 50:50 course than it may present a bit of a difficulty. however, given your pther choices you may just have to go with it and not mention computing at all.

    alternatively, a lot of modern mathematics requires computing anyway so you could talk about interest in compututational aspects of maths
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    why is Shiny so lovely?
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    (Original post by shiny)
    okies, i getcha now

    i dunno if its a 50:50 course than it may present a bit of a difficulty. however, given your pther choices you may just have to go with it and not mention computing at all.

    alternatively, a lot of modern mathematics requires computing anyway so you could talk about interest in compututational aspects of maths
    Ummmm, many thanks for your advice!! You ARE LOVELY as Ellie said~

    but... what is the compututational aspects of maths anyway? ... searching in goooooogle......
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    (Original post by Ellie4)
    Hey... I've got a question...

    why is Shiny so lovely?
    Watch out! Edders is on a banning rampage! And this might constitute spam! :eek:

    P.S. I am?
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    (Original post by FoxyStar)
    Ummmm, many thanks for your advice!! You ARE LOVELY as Ellie said~ but... what is the compututational aspects of maths anyway? ... searching in goooooogle......
    Useful links about applied maths in computing vision and imaging:

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cac...bayesian&hl=en

    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/cs.../elke_thonnes/
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    (Original post by shiny)
    Watch out! Edders is on a banning rampage! And this might constitute spam! :eek:

    P.S. I am?
    Me? Spam? Never! And yep, you are!!!
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    (Original post by FoxyStar)
    I just finished the draft of my PS, but suddenly realised a problem.

    I'm applying to do Maths and Computer Science in Imperial, while only maths for Cambridge, Durham and possibly even maths with stats or economics for Wariwick and Bath.

    But my PS doesn't mention anything related to computing (apart from winning Best Website Awards for YE in local area) and I do not do Computing for A-level.

    I think it might be ok if I apply to courses like maths with something coz the "with" bit only accounts for a little, but for maths and computer science, it seems that it's half-half. Will it be a huge problem if I do not mention computing in my PS?

    Many thanks first~~

    (PS: my first time to start a new thread~~)
    I'm applying for mostly the same courses as you (mixture of Maths and Stats and Maths and Comp Sci) and to a couple of the same places. I definately think it should be mentioned. You should tell them specifically why you have chosen to do the joint degree (you don't want to get to interview and have them go "sooo.. why aren't you doing the straight maths degree since you obviously have no interest in comp sci?"). Emphasise your HTML skills. Do you have any work experience in the computing industry? Can you program (if not say something about how desperatly you want to learn to program!)?
 
 
 
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