Which Mathematics course is better to do Data Science- in the future - UCL or Warwick Watch

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Right now, I have been offered a place in UCL BSc Mathematics and Warwick University BSc Mathematics with Statistics. I am a student coming from Singapore to study in the UK, for reference.

I was wondering which is the better university for me to do math if I wish to pursue a Masters (in the UK) and possibly a career in Data Science in the future? I am aware of the reputation of UCL as a University and the reputation of Warwick for its mathematics courses.

However, from your own professional experience and perhaps local experience, which of the two universities will be a better choice for me to pursue my aspirations?
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what a level grades did you get?
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Ucl is good at everything, while warwick is more specialised for maths than ucl
If you’re intending to do further study in the uk then I would go for Warwick (although I’m a little bit biased)
But both are great options! I’d think about the course, campus and accomodation/living costs too.
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Right now, I have been offered a place in UCL BSc Mathematics and Warwick University BSc Mathematics with Statistics. I am a student coming from Singapore to study in the UK, for reference.

I was wondering which is the better university for me to do math if I wish to pursue a Masters (in the UK) and possibly a career in Data Science in the future? I am aware of the reputation of UCL as a University and the reputation of Warwick for its mathematics courses.

However, from your own professional experience and perhaps local experience, which of the two universities will be a better choice for me to pursue my aspirations?
Both are excellent, neither will better than the other. It's a matter of preference: location (Warwick is in an isolated area, whereas UCL is in London which is busy and has 100x more things to do than in Warwick), finance and course structure (Warwick offers more flexibility and wider variety of modules to choose from).
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Warwick is by far and away in another league to UCL as far as Maths is concerned. Warwick also has a strong CS department and a strong history in stats in conjunction with their MORSE programme, and have recently started an undergrad data science programme anyway which you may be able to borrow some modules from. I never got the impression UCL Maths was at the extreme of Warwick/Imperial/Oxbridge, and my general impression was the next contender to join those was Bristol. As far as academics are concerned, I don't think there's much of a challenge there.

However, Warwick is a very different living situation to UCL, and this is often a deciding point for offer-holders. Warwick is a campus based university (and people seem pretty binary about the campus itself, a lot really don't like the appearance of it) and from second year onwards you'll be living in a nearby town/small city and "commuting" in to the campus normally. London is of course, London; if you like big city life then London is hard to beat in the UK, and certainly offers a lot more than Warwick and Coventry/Leamington Spa.

Obviously as an international student though, financial considerations may be worth looking at. I'm not sure how the fees differ between the two, but do consider that. London will certainly be considerably more expensive than Warwick in terms of living costs.

To summarise:

Warwick has better academics (being nationally renowned here for Maths, and possibly internationally as well for that particular subject, in academic circles at least) and will be cheaper (at least in terms of living costs, possibly also fees), but is in arguably a worse location in terms of aesthetics, convenience, and local amenities.

UCL has worse academics (although not bad, just not nationally or perhaps internationally renowned in that subject area; UCLs strengths are in other departments, but it does have a high profile "generally"), is more expensive (quite possibly considerably), but if you like living in that kind of big city is one of the few places in the UK you'll be able to do that.
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Thanks for the comprehensive and detailed reply! Appreciate the views and opinions you have. I think that in the end, I am very much more inclined to read Mathematics at Warwick and my reasons are as you have mentioned. I don't think that I will have much trouble adjusting to a student village/campus as that is what I am somewhat accustomed to here in Singapore (and the Singaporean University that I have been offered is pretty much the same thing anyway haha) I guess right now all that stands in the way is the STEP paper which I hope I can get a good grade in. Really looking forward to joining warwick should i meet the criteria.

Thanks for all your help guys!
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Warwick is by far and away in another league to UCL as far as Maths is concerned. Warwick also has a strong CS department and a strong history in stats in conjunction with their MORSE programme, and have recently started an undergrad data science programme anyway which you may be able to borrow some modules from. I never got the impression UCL Maths was at the extreme of Warwick/Imperial/Oxbridge, and my general impression was the next contender to join those was Bristol. As far as academics are concerned, I don't think there's much of a challenge there.

However, Warwick is a very different living situation to UCL, and this is often a deciding point for offer-holders. Warwick is a campus based university (and people seem pretty binary about the campus itself, a lot really don't like the appearance of it) and from second year onwards you'll be living in a nearby town/small city and "commuting" in to the campus normally. London is of course, London; if you like big city life then London is hard to beat in the UK, and certainly offers a lot more than Warwick and Coventry/Leamington Spa.

Obviously as an international student though, financial considerations may be worth looking at. I'm not sure how the fees differ between the two, but do consider that. London will certainly be considerably more expensive than Warwick in terms of living costs.

To summarise:

Warwick has better academics (being nationally renowned here for Maths, and possibly internationally as well for that particular subject, in academic circles at least) and will be cheaper (at least in terms of living costs, possibly also fees), but is in arguably a worse location in terms of aesthetics, convenience, and local amenities.

UCL has worse academics (although not bad, just not nationally or perhaps internationally renowned in that subject area; UCLs strengths are in other departments, but it does have a high profile "generally"), is more expensive (quite possibly considerably), but if you like living in that kind of big city is one of the few places in the UK you'll be able to do that.
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