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    Basically since I have always been passionate about maths and recently I've discovered a love for how the economy works (since I started doing a level econ) I've been considering doing a combined maths and economics degree at universities like LSE, Warwick and others. My career ambitions are mainly in the finance/banking/accounting sectors.

    Obviously extra curricular achievements and personality are more important for securing a job but what jobs can I actually apply to (apart from the obvious finance ones)? Also, what further study could I do? The info I've found from Google is a bit vague and is more tailored to maths degrees or economics degrees, not a combination of both.
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    you can get good jobs but it will be hard to get the jobs
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    you can get into most jobs ...
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Basically since I have always been passionate about maths and recently I've discovered a love for how the economy works (since I started doing a level econ) I've been considering doing a combined maths and economics degree at universities like LSE, Warwick and others. My career ambitions are mainly in the finance/banking/accounting sectors.

    Obviously extra curricular achievements and personality are more important for securing a job but what jobs can I actually apply to (apart from the obvious finance ones)? Also, what further study could I do? The info I've found from Google is a bit vague and is more tailored to maths degrees or economics degrees, not a combination of both.
    A maths and economics degree at LSE, warwick etc will open up a lot of doors. You can go into any job in accounting, investment banking, academia, politics etc etc etc. With a maths and economics degree at those universities there isn't much in the finance sector that isn't open for you, obviously you'll need to get experience, internships etc.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    Basically since I have always been passionate about maths and recently I've discovered a love for how the economy works (since I started doing a level econ) I've been considering doing a combined maths and economics degree at universities like LSE, Warwick and others. My career ambitions are mainly in the finance/banking/accounting sectors.

    Obviously extra curricular achievements and personality are more important for securing a job but what jobs can I actually apply to (apart from the obvious finance ones)? Also, what further study could I do? The info I've found from Google is a bit vague and is more tailored to maths degrees or economics degrees, not a combination of both.
    I would imagine the prospects would be similar to an economics degree. Probably not enough pure maths to open up the more "mathsy" avenues opened by a maths degree and not enough science to open up the scientific avenues as you have effectively typecast yourself into finance.
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    The list is endless both maths and economics open up a lot of job prospects - accountancy, banking, research, teaching, statistics the nuclear industry, IT sector and many more.
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    (Original post by TheYearNiner)
    you can get good jobs but it will be hard to get the jobs
    (Original post by TeeEm)
    you can get into most jobs ...
    (Original post by Daniel9998)
    A maths and economics degree at LSE, warwick etc will open up a lot of doors. You can go into any job in accounting, investment banking, academia, politics etc etc etc. With a maths and economics degree at those universities there isn't much in the finance sector that isn't open for you, obviously you'll need to get experience, internships etc.
    (Original post by CharlieGEM)
    I would imagine the prospects would be similar to an economics degree. Probably not enough pure maths to open up the more "mathsy" avenues opened by a maths degree and not enough science to open up the scientific avenues as you have effectively typecast yourself into finance.
    (Original post by sabana)
    The list is endless both maths and economics open up a lot of job prospects - accountancy, banking, research, teaching, statistics the nuclear industry, IT sector and many more.
    Thanks guys for your responses!
 
 
 
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