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    I’m looking to do a maths & physics degree and am not sure where else to apply. I currently have Durham, Queen’s Belfast and Warwick. Any advice is appreciated.
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    (Original post by Ryndvdmddn)
    I’m looking to do a maths & physics degree and am not sure where else to apply. I currently have Durham, Queen’s Belfast and Warwick. Any advice is appreciated.
    That's quite a geographic spread, don't you have any preference about where about in the UK you end up?
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    That's quite a geographic spread, don't you have any preference about where about in the UK you end up?
    No I don’t. I live in the Midlands and my family are from Ireland.
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    Cambridge is an option, although it doesn't have a joint honours per se - rather you can begin in Maths, spending a quarter of the year on Physics, and either continue in Maths (which has a lot of theoretical physics options - something like 30-50% - anyway) or switch to Natural Sciences Physics, where you do 1/3 maths and 2/3s physics in 2nd year normally then specialise in Physics or Astrophysics in the final 2 years (I believe some Maths options are available to both in final year, particularly for Astrophysics). Students sometimes go into Part III Physics/Astrophysics/Maths from the others as well I believe. Oxford has a formal joint school in Maths and Physics.

    Beyond that, Birmingham has a course in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics which functions as a joint honours between the two. It also has the option to "intercalate" a year in Computer Science (useful if you do intend to continue in AM/TP since there is a great deal of computational work, both in academia and industry, in related roles). Exeter and Southampton have a course in Mathematical Physics which is a joint honours in essence to my knowledge - however the former's maths department is a little weaker overall, but if you're particularly interested in geophysical fluid dynamics and planetary science it's a decent option as the former is a specialism of their maths department, and astrophysics is one of the bigger groups in the physics department (including planetary aspects). Southampton has a potential option for the top ~5 students or so to spend their final year doing a research project at CERN (they take some of the 4th year modules earlier in the third year if selected for this). It also has an option to spend the final year at the Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory for Astrophysics students but I'm not sure if the Mathematical Physics students are eligible for that.
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    Warwick is very highly regarded for maths.

    For maths, in the UK, most people will tell you: Cambridge >> Oxford > Imperial/Warwick >> the rest.
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    Think I'd fancy Surrey if I had my time over... cos it's got links to the UK satellite and space industry.

    appreciate this isn't much use if you want to be an investment banker.
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    Warwick is very highly regarded for maths.

    For maths, in the UK, most people will tell you: Cambridge >> Oxford > Imperial/Warwick >> the rest.
    I used math symbols here so you know its legit
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    It may be worth having a look at Manchester's maths/phys joint degree. Definitely strong on physics particularly
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