Can you help me choose my maths options?

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I am studying Discrete Mathematics and if I do a PhD I would like to base the research on or around quantum computation. Unfortunately I can't take any physics modules at all, so please ignore the physics modules on the pages; I can only pick from the maths modules.

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Modules for 2nd year:
pick a maximum of 5 from these
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/undergrad/ughandbook/year2

1. Algebra I: Advanced linear algebra
2. Combinatorial Optimization

the above two modules are determined already, so please ignore them.

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Modules for 3rd year:
pick a maximum of 6 from these
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/undergrad/ughandbook/year3/



this can be anything from maths.

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And just a side question:

am I even allowed to study quantum computation post degree? I thought for masters/PhD study they train you (within reason), and apparently you only need a basic understanding of quantum mechanics to work within quantum computation... so it's not as if I need a WHOLE physics degree or WHOLE mathematics degree; besides, my degree is effectively 60-70% mathematics, the rest is 'mathematical' CS.



Thanks guys, I'm just trying to get some ideas with regards to what modules I should take. I will not take any of your words as gospel so you do not have to carry the burden of deciding my future career :).

EDIT: and as you can obviously tell, I do not know much about the mathematics behind quantum computation.
 
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