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    In your opinion, is a Bsc in Financial Mathematics and Statistics at the LSE a prestigious degree?

    And how does it compare to a Bsc in Finance (also at the LSE)?
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    Yes, in general any of LSEs quantitative courses are considered "prestigious". However it's a bit of a fallacy to compare to the Finance course, as it's fundamentally a Maths degree. It's more comparable to their Actuarial Science or Mathematics with/and Economics courses, or the Mathematics, Statistics, and Business course.

    Both are perfectly suitable for getting any kind of generalist graduate position, with I imagine a good degree of success if you get a 2:1 or above, up to and including IBanking and related positions. The FM&S course would also qualify you for more quantitative finance roles in e.g. risk that don't require a Masters/PhD, and is good training for pursuing such degrees.

    Check the course modules. You will find some but little difference between the two. From the employers perspective, either is just as good.
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