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Warwick or LSE for Maths

I have applied for Maths &statistics /Data Science . Do have offers from Warwick LSE and UCL . Can someone help in choosing the Uni based on quality of education and future prospects . Warwick is rated very high for Maths . LSE have applied for maths with data science . Need to decide by 7th June

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Reply 1
They are both excellent in the quality of teaching. Personally, I'd say LSE has higher overall reputation and career prospects but the living expense in Coventry is far cheaper than in London.
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Reply 2
Original post by Tanmay230804
I have applied for Maths &statistics /Data Science . Do have offers from Warwick LSE and UCL . Can someone help in choosing the Uni based on quality of education and future prospects . Warwick is rated very high for Maths . LSE have applied for maths with data science . Need to decide by 7th June


Original post by saritaj
They are both excellent in the quality of teaching. Personally, I'd say LSE has higher overall reputation and career prospects but the living expense in Coventry is far cheaper than in London.

Thanks a lot Sartaj
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Original post by Tanmay230804
Thanks a lot Sartaj


Warwick 100% LSE is toxic and to be avoided
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Why do u say so ?
Three letters...LSE!!! :biggrin: Because the Data Science course is going to make you earn £200,000 a year within a few years of graduation. Also LSE has accommodation for all first years in LSE residential halls. More importantly LSE is globally more 'recognised' compared to Warwick.

If you want a Maths degree, then go to Warwick, otherwise do Data Science at LSE and flourish!!! :wink:
The person who said Data Science is going to make you earn £200k within a couple years is lying.

Buttttt anyways, just from what I have heard from friends, the LSE is insanely toxic and stressful. Soooo if you don't mind that, feel free to choose LSE. Otherwise, Warwick is very reputable and should be considered
Original post by Anonymous
The person who said Data Science is going to make you earn £200k within a couple years is lying.

Buttttt anyways, just from what I have heard from friends, the LSE is insanely toxic and stressful. Soooo if you don't mind that, feel free to choose LSE. Otherwise, Warwick is very reputable and should be considered

It's not a lie, in the USA there is a massive shortage of Data Scientists, Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing specialists.

Look here: https://www.indeed.com/career/data-scientist/salaries :smile:
Original post by thegeek888
It's not a lie, in the USA there is a massive shortage of Data Scientists, Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing specialists.

Look here: https://www.indeed.com/career/data-scientist/salaries :smile:


https://uk.indeed.com/career/data-scientist/salaries
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Thanks everyone for this engaging discussion
Reply 10
Folks have taken a punt at LSE although had a scholarship offer from Warwick being in international student category.
Thankyou everyone for your valuable guidance
Can any one pls help in applying or letting me know any source of scholarship given that i have selected LSE
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Ty
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Original post by Tanmay230804
Folks have taken a punt at LSE although had a scholarship offer from Warwick being in international student category.
Thankyou everyone for your valuable guidance
Can any one pls help in applying or letting me know any source of scholarship given that i have selected LSE


Very unlikely that you will get a scholarship offer from LSE sadly
Original post by saritaj
They are both excellent in the quality of teaching. Personally, I'd say LSE has higher overall reputation and career prospects but the living expense in Coventry is far cheaper than in London.

LSE has effectively no reputation for maths as the maths department there exists primarily to furnish ancillary modules for their flagship economics degree and related courses. Warwick conversely is widely considered one of the best maths departments in the country on par with Imperial/Oxford/Cambridge. So as far as academics go the two really aren't comparable.

In terms of generic "prestige" this is effectively a non-factor because the only two areas in the UK which care about that (investment banking and management consulting) readily take graduates from both universities where they can. Any discrepancy is more liekly to be explained by self selection into those fields than one being preferred over the other.
Original post by Tanmay230804
Folks have taken a punt at LSE although had a scholarship offer from Warwick being in international student category.
Thankyou everyone for your valuable guidance
Can any one pls help in applying or letting me know any source of scholarship given that i have selected LSE

Having a scholarship for one while an international student would've been very relevant information to guide advice.

Giving up a scholarship at one even if they were equal (which as noted, LSE is effectively inferior for your proposed subject area...) would be madness.

I hope you haven't rejected Warwick and their scholarship already, purely based on the advice of primarily A-level students on the internet who do not have a degree and have never had a professional grade job...
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Reply 15
Actually have accepted the LSE offer on UCAS site . Don't know if at all possible to change
Reply 16
Original post by Tanmay230804
Actually have accepted the LSE offer on UCAS site . Don't know if at all possible to change


You can still withdraw your offer in the applicant portal if you wish to. You'll always be able to change your decision until visa application/enrolment so take your time.

I'd say it all depends on the location and industry where you plan to work in the future. In my country, LSE is highly regarded, including in the fields of data science and statistics. However, it's important to note that my opinion may be biased because of my background in consulting and macroeconomics. It'd be best to reach out to alumni from both institutions and professionals in the relevant field for their perspectives and insights, especially when you have received a scholarship offer.
Original post by Tanmay230804
Actually have accepted the LSE offer on UCAS site . Don't know if at all possible to change

Data Science is more fun and you will be less stressed too.
Original post by Tanmay230804
Actually have accepted the LSE offer on UCAS site . Don't know if at all possible to change

I believe you can switch your firm and insurance choices up to a certain point, and if it's within 2 weeks of making the application you can change other things. I would recommend getting in touch with UCAS ASAP to find out what your options are...and check with the universities in question too before making any changes to your UCAS to ensure they will actually honour the original offer and scholarship if that is your aim.

Original post by thegeek888
Data Science is more fun and you will be less stressed too.

Since you have yet to complete your A-levels based on your posting history, how would you know that data science is "more fun" and "less stressful"? Just because it's something you are interested in doesn't mean you should foist that interest on other people.

Your advice is really misguided in this thread, with no apparent basis, and may have contributed to costing the OP tens of thousands of pounds in scholarships that they will need to make up themselves out of pocket since they are an international student and not getting SFE loans, and their tuition fees are going to be at least 5x the cost of home fees. Not to mention having to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world without a scholarship to boot. This has potential extremely significant, real world ramifications for the OP, and there seems to be absolutely no basis for your assertions.
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Original post by artful_lounger
Since you have yet to complete your A-levels based on your posting history, how would you know that data science is "more fun" and "less stressful"? Just because it's something you are interested in doesn't mean you should foist that interest on other people.

Your advice is really misguided in this thread, with no apparent basis, and may have contributed to costing the OP tens of thousands of pounds in scholarships that they will need to make up themselves out of pocket since they are an international student and not getting SFE loans, and their tuition fees are going to be at least 5x the cost of home fees. Not to mention having to live in one of the most expensive cities in the world without a scholarship to boot. This has potential extremely significant, real world ramifications for the OP, and there seems to be absolutely no basis for your assertions.


1. I am a mature student and have had experience with A-Levels before, but now I am doing completely different subjects compared to a decade ago. So I am not just a teen. :s-smilie:

2. I am also studying for Professional exams online with ACA Masters and will gain CERTIFICATE IN FINANCE, ACCOUNTING & BUSINESS (CFAB) and they have 4 sessions a year for the Professional papers and 2 sessions for the Advanced papers. So effectively, I will be a part-qualified Accountant with ICAEW before I apply for a Law degree. So I am a professional too.

3. I wonder what career would the OP have by accepting Warwick Maths? LSE Data Science is a much better course for a career. I have got an interest in Internet, Software and Hardware as well as Law. So I am not a complete novice, I know what I am talking about.

4. Data Science careers in the USA pay the most and they also have the most shortages in recruiting Data Science graduates, so salaries can hit £200,000 within 5 years of graduation.

5. So your question it would be a loss is irrelevant, as the OP would earn a lot more by going to LSE.
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