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sunnydarling

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Can someone explain what the appeal is of a joint subject degree such as BSc Mathematics and Physics? Logic dictates that you will not get proficient at either, so what are the benefits of such a programme? You would be stuck in the middle knowing a little bit of both but not enough of either.

If I am, for example, interested in theoretical particle physics wouldn't it make more sense to get a BSc Mathematics and then pursue BSc and PhD in Physics?

EDIT: It might make more sense to show the actual syllabus for both:

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# BSc Mathematics

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--- Level 4

Discovering mathematics

Essential mathematics 1

Introducing statistics

Essential mathematics 2

--- Level 5

Pure mathematics

Mathematical methods, models and modelling

--- Level 6

Applications of probability

Complex analysis

Deterministic and stochastic dynamics

Electromagnetism

Further pure mathematics

Graphs, networks and design

Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics

Optimization

The quantum world

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# BSc Mathematics and Physics

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--- Level 4

Questions in science

Essential mathematics 1

Essential mathematics 2

--- Level 5

Physics: from classical to quantum

Mathematical methods, models and modelling

--- Level 6

*Optional physics modules 60 credits

Astrophysics

Electromagnetism

The quantum world

The relativistic Universe

*Optional mathematics modules 60 credits

Applications of probability

Complex analysis

Deterministic and stochastic dynamics

Graphs, networks and design

Mathematical methods and fluid mechanics

Optimization