Hicokuma Posted May 12, 2019 Share Posted May 12, 2019 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 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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