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    my favourite module of mathematics is statistics.
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    (Original post by bledzcool)
    my favourite module of mathematics is statistics.
    Nah, lowercase
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    my favourite module of mathematics is statistics.
    They are both common nouns, so use lower case.
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    They are both common nouns, so use lower case.
    what about this context. 'Studying mathematics at university'.
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    what about this context. 'Studying mathematics at university'.
    Mathematics is the name of a subject of study, like geography, physics or history. It is always a common noun unless it forms part of a proper noun, like the title of a book or a film (e.g. How to Learn Mathematics at Secondary School by Archie Meedees, or The Bourne Mathematics)
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    Capitilising subject names like "mathematics" seems to be a common mistake that students make and I see it a lot in personal statements. This confusion may come from the fact that subjects that happen to be languages should be capitalised e.g.

    "I am taking maths and English at school".
 
 
 

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