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    So computer science has always been something i've been interested in, but so is maths and today i had an epiphany and thought 'why not do a combined degree?'. So I've been researching it and i'm on the university of Birmingham site and reading through how there course works.
    Year 1 and 2 you can do both maths and computer science
    Year 3 you have to specialise in one or other.

    I dont mind this, but my question is does this mean the fact that, lets say i chose to specialise in computer science, that 2 years of maths is just irrelevant?
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    No. The degree title may be something like "Computer Science with Mathematics". I'm sure after two years of doing maths that it wouldn't be disregarded. Or at least, from my knowledge of other combined honours degrees at other unis .

    P.S. It might be worth checking out the combined honours programmes at Newcastle or Liverpool while you're at it
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    Think of it this way: would you have studied that subject? Would you be able to do advanced mathematics after studying it? The answer is obviously yes, unless you just went out drinking every single night and failed all the maths modules. So it's clearly not "irrelevant".

    The only thing that is irrelevant is the title of your degree, which seems to be the thing you are most concerned about. Literally nobody cares what the title of your degree is - employers will care about either where you got it, or the content of the degree (and sometimes both).
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Think of it this way: would you have studied that subject? Would you be able to do advanced mathematics after studying it? The answer is obviously yes, unless you just went out drinking every single night I and failed all the maths modules. So it's clearly not "irrelevant".

    The only thing that is irrelevant is the title of your degree, which seems to be the thing you are most concerned about. Literally nobody cares what the title of your degree is - employers will care about either where you got it, or the content of the degree (and sometimes both).
    Ah that makes sense, thanks for clearing that up

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    No. The degree title may be something like "Computer Science with Mathematics". I'm sure after two years of doing maths that it wouldn't be disregarded. Or at least, from my knowledge of other combined honours degrees at other unis .

    P.S. It might be worth checking out the combined honours programmes at Newcastle or Liverpool while you're at it
    I'll check those courses out thanks for your reply!
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    (Original post by Ismaeel Ali)
    So computer science has always been something i've been interested in, but so is maths and today i had an epiphany and thought 'why not do a combined degree?'. So I've been researching it and i'm on the university of Birmingham site and reading through how there course works.
    Year 1 and 2 you can do both maths and computer science
    Year 3 you have to specialise in one or other.

    I dont mind this, but my question is does this mean the fact that, lets say i chose to specialise in computer science, that 2 years of maths is just irrelevant?
    I studied Computing and Maths at uni for all 3 years whereas my friend elected to specialise in CS for the last year. I would definitely say that 2 years of mathematics wouldn't be disregarded or put to waste. Although you have to be sure you want to take both as your knowledge in either subject won't be as advanced as they would if you had taken as a single honours (stating the obvious here), but think about what you want to do after your subject. I would recommend taking both subjects if you are not as sure about what you want to do post-uni as it broadens your possible career paths.
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    (Original post by moopmeen)
    I studied Computing and Maths at uni for all 3 years whereas my friend elected to specialise in CS for the last year. I would definitely say that 2 years of mathematics wouldn't be disregarded or put to waste. Although you have to be sure you want to take both as your knowledge in either subject won't be as advanced as they would if you had taken as a single honours (stating the obvious here), but think about what you want to do after your subject. I would recommend taking both subjects if you are not as sure about what you want to do post-uni as it broadens your possible career paths.
    Im pretty sure i'd opt to specilaize in computing for the last year too, that is where i want to go career wise, i just thought that combining it with maths could be useful in the long run
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    (Original post by Ismaeel Ali)
    Im pretty sure i'd opt to specilaize in computing for the last year too, that is where i want to go career wise, i just thought that combining it with maths could be useful in the long run
    I would say go for it. If anything it would make you a stronger candidate for future jobs.
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    (Original post by moopmeen)
    I would say go for it. If anything it would make you a stronger candidate for future jobs.
    Lets hope i nail my A levels first :P In year 12 so its a while away
 
 
 
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