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I need help deciding on two other unis to apply for Maths. I have applied for Oxford, Warwick and Bath but still need 2 more with decent entry requirements (not too high nor too low) any suggestions for good unis?
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I’ve heard lancaster is quite good for maths? - i applied for maths this year but didn’t choose it as one of my choices tho because there isn’t much pure maths in the content, but you could have a look and see if it’s for you!
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If you are looking for AAB/ABB type requirements, look at
Newcastle https://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/g100/
Glasgow https://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/...s/mathematics/
Surrey https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate/mathematics
Liverpool https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/
Sussex https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/under...athematics-bsc
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I’ve heard lancaster is quite good for maths? - i applied for maths this year but didn’t choose it as one of my choices tho because there isn’t much pure maths in the content, but you could have a look and see if it’s for you!
Thanks for the response! See my pure is significantly stronger than applied. Where did you apply for?
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You’re a star! Thank you so much. Did you apply for maths and if so what unis. I got a Warwick offer which is A*A*A which is lower than typical requirements! And I saw that Bath’s requirements are lower to A*AB which is perfect. I’m debating between getting an AAA and ABB uni or should I put another A*A*A uni in case Oxford isn’t an option anymore? So many decisions
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Thanks for the response! See my pure is significantly stronger than applied. Where did you apply for?
Yeah i don’t mind applied but i love pure maths so i definitely wanted a course that had an option to do either! I applied to Bristol, KCL, Glasgow, Sheffield and Keele (don’t really like keele and wouldn’t want to go there now that i’ve thought about it😂). My predicted grades are AAB, if i was smart enough i would’ve definitely applied to imperial and warwick!

If you’re wondering what grade requirements they have:
Bristol - AAB (contextual) but normally i think it’s A*AA? , if i get an offer this will 100% be my firm choice because i love everything about the course and Bristol look nice in general
KCL - A*AB/AAA, i don’t think their maths department is amazing but i really liked the uni when i visited it last year!
Glasgow - AAB but they consider anyone with BBB
Sheffield - ABB
Keele - i think it’s something like 112 UCAS points
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You’re a star! Thank you so much. Did you apply for maths and if so what unis. I got a Warwick offer which is A*A*A which is lower than typical requirements! And I saw that Bath’s requirements are lower to A*AB which is perfect. I’m debating between getting an AAA and ABB uni or should I put another A*A*A uni in case Oxford isn’t an option anymore? So many decisions
A couple of options are Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter and Liverpool.
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Thanks for the response! See my pure is significantly stronger than applied. Where did you apply for?
What about Leeds?
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Yeah i don’t mind applied but i love pure maths so i definitely wanted a course that had an option to do either! I applied to Bristol, KCL, Glasgow, Sheffield and Keele (don’t really like keele and wouldn’t want to go there now that i’ve thought about it😂). My predicted grades are AAB, if i was smart enough i would’ve definitely applied to imperial and warwick!

If you’re wondering what grade requirements they have:
Bristol - AAB (contextual) but normally i think it’s A*AA? , if i get an offer this will 100% be my firm choice because i love everything about the course and Bristol look nice in general
KCL - A*AB/AAA, i don’t think their maths department is amazing but i really liked the uni when i visited it last year!
Glasgow - AAB but they consider anyone with BBB
Sheffield - ABB
Keele - i think it’s something like 112 UCAS points
Ah I see! That’s a shame but I hope you get into Bristol! How was the Bristol course? I feel like Bristol is known for its sciences if I’m correct?
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A couple of options are Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter and Liverpool.
Ah ok. Best wishes!

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What about Leeds?
Hmmm I’ve not considered Leeds. I was looking at AAA unis and was debatibg between Manchester, Birmingham and Lancaster. I’ve heard Lancaster is quite good but I’m v stuck. I also want to find a uni with a reputable maths/ science department as well!
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Ah ok. Best wishes!


Hmmm I’ve not considered Leeds. I was looking at AAA unis and was debatibg between Manchester, Birmingham and Lancaster. I’ve heard Lancaster is quite good but I’m v stuck. I also want to find a uni with a reputable maths/ science department as well!
Leeds is better than some of those suggested!

Exeter also worth a look not UEA or Glasgow ...
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Ah ok. Best wishes!


Hmmm I’ve not considered Leeds. I was looking at AAA unis and was debatibg between Manchester, Birmingham and Lancaster. I’ve heard Lancaster is quite good but I’m v stuck. I also want to find a uni with a reputable maths/ science department as well!
You need to decide what is right for you. I went to an open day with my son years ago to Lancaster and was very impressed with the place. What I did learn is that at the time they werent offering Mechanics but were real specialists in Maths. You also had to take 3 subjects in your first year. Maths, Stats and your choice. This was unusual as most others concentrated on Maths without options. You really need to ask yourself what kind of Maths are you interested in. If you want Mechanics then dont go to Lancaster. If you like Stats it is ideal. You also need to be asking do you want to be in a big or small city, campus or city university and how close or far away from home you want to be. There are so many suggestions but places like East Anglia and Cardiff are decent and offer lower grades. It all depends on what you want.
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Ah I see! That’s a shame but I hope you get into Bristol! How was the Bristol course? I feel like Bristol is known for its sciences if I’m correct?
The Bristol course just seems to have a lot of modules to choose from - maybe this is the same with all universities but i really like that there’s a choice to do a research project in your third year. Yes! Bristol is defo known for the sciences and the research quality but also the maths department is apparantely quite high in rankings - i’m guessing that’s quite important when choosing the uni to apply to!
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The Bristol course just seems to have a lot of modules to choose from - maybe this is the same with all universities but i really like that there’s a choice to do a research project in your third year. Yes! Bristol is defo known for the sciences and the research quality but also the maths department is apparantely quite high in rankings - i’m guessing that’s quite important when choosing the uni to apply to!
ah ok! I have applied for Lancaster as my 4th now!
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You need to decide what is right for you. I went to an open day with my son years ago to Lancaster and was very impressed with the place. What I did learn is that at the time they werent offering Mechanics but were real specialists in Maths. You also had to take 3 subjects in your first year. Maths, Stats and your choice. This was unusual as most others concentrated on Maths without options. You really need to ask yourself what kind of Maths are you interested in. If you want Mechanics then dont go to Lancaster. If you like Stats it is ideal. You also need to be asking do you want to be in a big or small city, campus or city university and how close or far away from home you want to be. There are so many suggestions but places like East Anglia and Cardiff are decent and offer lower grades. It all depends on what you want.
Thank you very much! I have decided on Lancaster as my 4th as I really liked the course, campus and city and the entry requirements are lower than my other choices.
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Ah ok. Best wishes!


Hmmm I’ve not considered Leeds. I was looking at AAA unis and was debatibg between Manchester, Birmingham and Lancaster. I’ve heard Lancaster is quite good but I’m v stuck. I also want to find a uni with a reputable maths/ science department as well!
Hello!
I've been looking at all of your choices and it looks like you've got a tough decision on your hands!

I'm a third year maths student at UoB so I'm a little biased, but I'd be happy to weigh in a little on this one (and maybe twist your arm a little ).
Personally I remember being in a very similar position when I was choosing a university, and found that it ended up being a large combination of factors which influenced me. I think the main factors are usually reputation, teaching quality, and how you feel there. It's harder this year because the opportunities for visiting are limited, but when this becomes an option I would definitely advise that. Have a look around on websites and online open days/websites and try to get a feel for what the values are/how students there feel. For me, I felt at home at Birmingham and everyone seemed very supportive and friendly which was very important to me. The reputation and quality of the course were important too, so Birmingham was ideal for me.

Different people have different opinions about what they like, and ultimately that's up to personal preference, but all of your options look brill anyway!
If you have any questions feel free, I'd be happy to help.
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Hello!
I've been looking at all of your choices and it looks like you've got a tough decision on your hands!

I'm a third year maths student at UoB so I'm a little biased, but I'd be happy to weigh in a little on this one (and maybe twist your arm a little ).
Personally I remember being in a very similar position when I was choosing a university, and found that it ended up being a large combination of factors which influenced me. I think the main factors are usually reputation, teaching quality, and how you feel there. It's harder this year because the opportunities for visiting are limited, but when this becomes an option I would definitely advise that. Have a look around on websites and online open days/websites and try to get a feel for what the values are/how students there feel. For me, I felt at home at Birmingham and everyone seemed very supportive and friendly which was very important to me. The reputation and quality of the course were important too, so Birmingham was ideal for me.

Different people have different opinions about what they like, and ultimately that's up to personal preference, but all of your options look brill anyway!
If you have any questions feel free, I'd be happy to help.
Danielle
Ah thats amazing! Thank you.

How have you found the campus and city of Birmingham alongside the maths course?
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Ah thats amazing! Thank you.

How have you found the campus and city of Birmingham alongside the maths course?
No problem!

I personally found the campus one of the absolute best parts of the university, there's massive amounts of green space on campus and it's a very pretty place to study which is fab, plus there's study spaces everywhere so you can find the right vibe for you which I really like. If you don't want to go into the city much the campus also has loads of facilities on it (hairdressers, optician, shops, a bar etc), so it's quite self contained if you want it to be. Again, different campus' have different feels to them, so it's really up to what you're looking for in a uni!

The city is a really busy place and there's always loads going on which is nice as a student. Coming from a small village it was massively different and I was a little worried I'd be overwhelmed, so it's nice that the city is a 10 minute train ride away because you're not always in the heart of a gigantic city, but you can get there really easily if you're going out or shopping etc. You can nip in and out whenever you want, and the transport links to Birmingham are great if you want to go home or see friends, which is a massive benefit.

I hope this helps a little!
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