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    I understand Warwick might have a better Maths department but I want to know in terms of career prospects, which is better?
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    Warwick. I hear its mathematics department is palpably superior.
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    (Original post by Caedus)
    Warwick. I hear its mathematics department is palpably superior.
    I have also heard this but I've looked at whichuniversity and unistats and the prospects seem the same and maybe UCL just edges it.
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    Depends which career you are looking for, for example both universities are target uni's for investment banking. If your looking at accountancy or becoming an actuary both open up options but Warwick is slightly more respected in the firms.
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    If you're aiming for any sort of structuring/quantitative job in IB, go for Warwick. Otherwise UCL will be best.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    If you're aiming for any sort of structuring/quantitative job in IB, go for Warwick. Otherwise UCL will be best.
    How do you come to this conclusion?
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    How do you come to this conclusion?
    Well at the time of this post, OP was considering Maths at Warwick vs. Economics at UCL. Obviously Warwick has the better maths department thus is more likely to land a quant job - no? I understand these sorts of things depend on masters/phd too though.
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    (Original post by CD315)
    Well at the time of this post, OP was considering Maths at Warwick vs. Economics at UCL. Obviously Warwick has the better maths department thus is more likely to land a quant job - no? I understand these sorts of things depend on masters/phd too though.
    Think you've overlooked a major point, no undergraduate degree in maths alone would allow you to become a quant.

    For most IBs, a PhD in maths, physics, engineering is the norm.

    The question is, what's better:

    a BSc from a good place + a PhD from an average place or the other way round (obviously the best is a BSc and PhD from a good place)!

    In order to become a quant with a BSc in Economics, you would have to do a very numerically orientated PhD, eg Econometrics / Stats.
 
 
 
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