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    Hi all,

    I really want to pursue a career as a Quant Developer or a trader.

    I have a bachelors degree in Economics and wanting to do a masters.

    Which masters would stand me better in the career options i want to pursue?

    Msc Financial computing from UCL

    or

    Msc Financial mathematics from University of Edinburgh

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    How good is your C++? Have you applied anywhere else?
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    Well ive got an offer from both, also got an offer from:

    Exeter - Msc Financial Mathematics,
    Sussex - Msc Financial Mathematics,
    Glasgow - Msc Quatitative finance.

    My C ++ is pretty average but i am in the process of strengthening it.

    Please be as honest and as helpful as you can, thank you
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    The Wilmott forums are best for all things quant related. Quantnet is also pretty good.

    There are two excellent guides to getting a job as a quant dev, one is written by Mark Joshi and the other by 'Paul and Dominic'. You can find them in the master reader list given on quantnet.

    To sum them up, if you can walk into an interview knowing the contents of Paul Wimott Introduces Quantitative Finance and Mark Joshi's C++ Design Paterns then you stand a good chance.

    I think going to UCL will give you the best shot at getting an interview. I'm also extremely skeptical about the value of an MSc Fin. Math.
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    Take Fashion Design and buy/make yourself a fabulous suit. Cause fellow bankers know good stuff when they see and when they suit that suit and how money you are, they WILL take you.
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    (Original post by coconut trader)
    The Wilmott forums are best for all things quant related. Quantnet is also pretty good.

    There are two excellent guides to getting a job as a quant dev, one is written by Mark Joshi and the other by 'Paul and Dominic'. You can find them in the master reader list given on quantnet.

    To sum them up, if you can walk into an interview knowing the contents of Paul Wimott Introduces Quantitative Finance and Mark Joshi's C++ Design Paterns then you stand a good chance.

    I think going to UCL will give you the best shot at getting an interview. I'm also extremely skeptical about the value of an MSc Fin. Math.
    Thank you, really informative answer.
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    I still dunno which one to choose ...any help?
 
 
 
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