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  1. Hi folks! So I’ve got a conditional offer from MSc Applicable Mathematics at LSE and have talk to a potential supervisor over the MRes Mathematics program at Uni of Birmingham. I’m wondering if anyone can give me some advice? My personal experience is quite limited for making a choice, which I wouldn’t say decides my whole life but is still crucial for my future. Birmingham pros: - I want to do research in the future so research experience would be valuable. - Four of my current lecturers are in the group of this field I want to study. They are all very approachable and nice. Generally speaking, this group is also relatively large and young. - This program can possibly counter as the first year of a fast track PhD degree here. - Compared to the hustle in big city, this uni is at a relatively quiet place (which means life can be kind of monotone at the same time). Birmingham cons: - As far as I know, there would be only three taught modules, one of which is in my field of interest. - though I have quite a passion for the field I want to research into, I still feel insecure since it might be harder to find a job with a research degree, if I cannot secure research funding in the future. (My perspective can be quite partial. Please feel free to correct me if you think it is far from the truth.) LSE pros: - Study more new subjects, half of which are in my field of interest. - I plan to move to some Asian country in one or two years. I was told quite a few times that a degree with LSE would be favourable for finding an international job. - LSE seems to have a more comprehensive system and everything is pretty well-organised. - As an international student, I realised that new cultures in a new society actually very attractive to me. LSE cons: - Reading through the material I can find, half of the contents of two modules in my field appear to be what I have learned in my undergraduate study. - So far I have not yet found a passion for economics/finance-related (Mathematics) area, which would account for two modules in this program. (However I have a keen interest in reversi, whereas a professor here is a pro in this game. Okay, I guess this is not as important.) Any advice will be really appreciated. And to whoever read this post, I hope you all the best with your choice. And hope this could be of some help to those who are also making their decision. Best, Hicokuma
  2. Hi folks! So I’ve got a conditional offer from MSc Applicable Mathematics at LSE and have talk to a potential supervisor over the MRes Mathematics program at Uni of Birmingham. I’m wondering if anyone can give me some advice? My personal experience is quite limited for making a choice, which I wouldn’t say decides my whole life but is still crucial for my future. Birmingham pros: - I want to do research in the future so research experience would be valuable. - Four of my current lecturers are in the group of this field I want to study. They are all very approachable and nice. Generally speaking, this group is also relatively large and young. - This program can possibly counter as the first year of a fast track PhD degree here. - Compared to the hustle in big city, this uni is at a relatively quiet place (which means life can be kind of monotone at the same time). Birmingham cons: - As far as I know, there would be only three taught modules, one of which is in my field of interest. - though I have quite a passion for the field I want to research into, I still feel insecure since it might be harder to find a job with a research degree, if I cannot secure research funding in the future. (My perspective can be quite partial. Please feel free to correct me if you think it is far from the truth.) LSE pros: - Study more new subjects, half of which are in my field of interest. - I plan to move to some Asian country in one or two years. I was told quite a few times that a degree with LSE would be favourable for finding an international job. - LSE seems to have a more comprehensive system and everything is pretty well-organised. - As an international student, I realised that new cultures in a new society actually very attractive to me. LSE cons: - Reading through the material I can find, half of the contents of two modules in my field appear to be what I have learned in my undergraduate study. - So far I have not yet found a passion for economics/finance-related (Mathematics) area, which would account for two modules in this program. (However I have a keen interest in reversi, whereas a professor here is a pro in this game. Okay, I guess this is not as important.) Any advice will be really appreciated. And to whoever read this post, I hope you all the best with your choice. And hope this could be of some help to those who are also making their decision. Best, Hicokuma
  3. Hey folks! Just a single question! I am writing the career aspiration part in my SoP for a program. Would it be helpful to tell them I wish to further my study in some other institution after that? Or should I avoid mentioning I am leaving after that program? By that, I wanted to be specific but I really don't know what to avoid in my SoP. Can anyone help if you ever see this? Thank you in advance! Best, Hazel
  4. I am applying to machine learning master programs. Are there any services that will review and consult on SOPs? Alternatively, would anyone in my field be willing to review it? I am also willing to swap and review yours! Any help or advice would be really appreciated! PM is welcome
  5. Hi folks! I am new to this forum, so please feel free to correct me if I make any mistake here So I am trying to apply for a graduate program from EPFL, and it is stated in the requirements for recommendation letters that 'The recommendation letters must be issued by professors who are well aware of your work and qualities.' Does this imply that the academies I request for LoR must hold a Prof. title? Or could it be any academy who is willing to write me a LoR from my uni.? It might sound like a silly question, but I am totally not familiar with the European education system. So any help will be really appreciated
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