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    Hello! I'm writing this as I've decided on pursuing a degree in Mathematical Physics with my first choice being UoE. What I'm curious to know is the likelihood of me finding a career directly related to the degree I wish to study and whether career opportunities will still be open to me in fields of mathematics or computer science after graduation. My current advanced highers are Maths, Physics and Computing + Higher in Biology and in S5 I got AAAAB in Maths, Physics, Computing Sci, English and Geography(B). TBH any information regarding this course or any feedback or shared interest from other people would be nice.
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    I'm just subscribing for updates so don't have anything to add. I'd also like to know.
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    (Original post by Maivnek)
    I'm just subscribing for updates so don't have anything to add. I'd also like to know.
    Yeah I've also been wondering about Theoretical Physics and how much if differs from Mathematical Physics. To me the word theoretical sounds less employable and that's the only criteria I have to differentiate the two.
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    (Original post by Tesseract666)
    Yeah I've also been wondering about Theoretical Physics and how much if differs from Mathematical Physics. To me the word theoretical sounds less employable and that's the only criteria I have to differentiate the two.
    I don't think the titles will really affect employability that much. If you wanna do a specialised physics graduate course, I couldn't imagine it would matter what type of undergraduate you did. And if you wanna do work that's not related to physics, mathematical or theoretical wouldn't make much difference I suppose.

    Have you checked the course-specific course modules on edinburgh's website? I'd imagine that a different title means different content for the course but not enough to change employability...
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    The titles are irrelevant - the content matters. Mathematical Physics may contain more advanced (read: abstract) mathematics than TP, but either will be suitable to pursue a PhD in the relevant areas (MP may be slightly more useful for HEP, but you'll probably pick up the knowledge if required. It's unlikely to make much difference for e.g. theoretical condensed matter where either would provide the necessary background).

    Outside of PhD and academia it's completely irrelevant as you almost certainly will never use differential geometry or lie algebra in industry, even in an R&D role, unless you're in a R&D position at somewhere like IBM or NASA. And even then...
 
 
 
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