Maths and Computer Science Joint Honours? Or just Maths? Or just CS? HELP

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tomBch
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Hey everyone,

I'm considering doing a joint honours in maths + CS as I like maths a lot but I want to get into more programming/AI so thought a joint in the two is a good idea. Some people I have spoken to say a joint in these subjects isn't a good idea because you do half of each, instead of a full degree in maths or CS. So I was wondering...

1) Would a single degree in either maths or cs be seen as better than a joint honours in both?

2) Any experience doing a joint honours in these subjects, and what was it like? Was it ridiculously hard compared to doing a single honours?

3) Would I be able to do a masters in either subject after? (assuming I studied each 50/50)

4) Does a joint honours in these two subjects open doors in both fields, or prevent you from getting the better jobs available in these fields because you haven't specialised?? E.g going into banking or software development

Thanks to anyone who gives me any info!!

P.S The Unis i am considering for joint honours are sheffield, birmingham, liverpool, leeds + one other I need to get
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I wouldn't really say that you learn half of a degree. Is more of you might learn it but with less detail than those who are taking it as a single honours. If you do a joint degree, I'd imagine it would be harder than a single and it won't stop you from going into any of those fields.
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(Original post by tomBch)
Hey everyone,

I'm considering doing a joint honours in maths + CS as I like maths a lot but I want to get into more programming/AI so thought a joint in the two is a good idea. Some people I have spoken to say a joint in these subjects isn't a good idea because you do half of each, instead of a full degree in maths or CS. So I was wondering...

1) Would a single degree in either maths or cs be seen as better than a joint honours in both?

2) Any experience doing a joint honours in these subjects, and what was it like? Was it ridiculously hard compared to doing a single honours?

3) Would I be able to do a masters in either subject after? (assuming I studied each 50/50)

4) Does a joint honours in these two subjects open doors in both fields, or prevent you from getting the better jobs available in these fields because you haven't specialised?? E.g going into banking or software development

Thanks to anyone who gives me any info!!

P.S The Unis i am considering for joint honours are sheffield, birmingham, liverpool, leeds + one other I need to get
been doing maths&cs at Exeter for a few weeks now, i'll answer these qs later

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(Original post by username738914)
been doing maths&cs at Exeter for a few weeks now, i'll answer these qs later

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so.... how was it
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