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    http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/201...5.htmlIt's a 5 year Mathematical Masters degree with a year in industry at Bath University. I want to study applied Mathematics in hopes to later work in the Banking and Finacial industry or perhaps engineering or research. There is not much data available (There is no information in regards to the number of graduates in industry after 6 months or the student satisfaction). Since this is Mathematical Sciences and not Applied mathematics is there much difference or is it just a different name and would this give me good employment prospects in the future?
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    (Original post by Tom260599)
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/201...5.htmlIt's a 5 year Mathematical Masters degree with a year in industry at Bath University. I want to study applied Mathematics in hopes to later work in the Banking and Finacial industry or perhaps engineering or research. There is not much data available (There is no information in regards to the number of graduates in industry after 6 months or the student satisfaction). Since this is Mathematical Sciences and not Applied mathematics is there much difference or is it just a different name and would this give me good employment prospects in the future?
    I can't talk about the difference in content betwen a Mathematical Sciences degree and an Applied Maths one, however a look at the modules of the two might help. However with regards to the degree, its never the degree on its own which gives good employment prospects (except in the case of medicine and perhaps nursing). In this case having the year in industry should really help as employers value work experience and its not unknown for employers to offer placement students a graduate job when they have graduated. However if the placement didn't result in a post uni job you'd still need to be able to put together a strong job application.
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    (Original post by Tom260599)
    http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/201...5.htmlIt's a 5 year Mathematical Masters degree with a year in industry at Bath University. I want to study applied Mathematics in hopes to later work in the Banking and Finacial industry or perhaps engineering or research. There is not much data available (There is no information in regards to the number of graduates in industry after 6 months or the student satisfaction). Since this is Mathematical Sciences and not Applied mathematics is there much difference or is it just a different name and would this give me good employment prospects in the future?
    Maths graduates generally have very good employment prospects, across a wide range of industries. It won't get you into something very vocational like medicine, architecture, pharmacy, engineering etc. but it provides solid prospects across things like technology, finance, education, business etc.
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    On the whole, I'd say yes. A respected subject at a semi-acceptable university.

    However, if you want any chance of employment then you need much more than a degree - work experience, internships, part-time jobs, being a representative or committee member in some shape or form etc...
 
 
 
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