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    I'm planning to study a physics degree because it's interesting, and to allow flexibility for different jobs, but how possible is it for me to get into investment banking?
    Also, can you do a masters in finance with a physics degree?
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    What A level subjects did you do?
    Currently in year 13, doing Maths, Physics and Economics
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    (Original post by its_naomixo)
    I'm planning to study a physics degree because it's interesting, and to allow flexibility for different jobs, but how possible is it for me to get into investment banking?
    Also, can you do a masters in finance with a physics degree?
    Well it is possible... I'm sure there are statistics for this but not sure where to find them. And yes you can do a masters in finance but depending on the university /country you may need to work experience in a related field or take extra university classes in the subject at hand (I.e. Germany requires an extra year in masters I believe if you are doing studies in masters that is outside of the realm of your undergraduate subject)

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    Well it is possible... I'm sure there are statistics for this but not sure where to find them. And yes you can do a masters in finance but depending on the university /country you may need to work experience in a related field or take extra university classes in the subject at hand (I.e. Germany requires an extra year in masters I believe if you are doing studies in masters that is outside of the realm of your undergraduate subject)

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    okay that's a relief, thank you
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    okay that's a relief, thank you
    no problem and good luck

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    (Original post by its_naomixo)
    I'm planning to study a physics degree because it's interesting, and to allow flexibility for different jobs, but how possible is it for me to get into investment banking?
    Also, can you do a masters in finance with a physics degree?
    I know a few friends that have gone into finance with a physics degree! Both right away afterwards, and by doing another degree afterwards and from then going on to finance. In fact, even a lecturer here went into research after being in the finance realm for years!

    I think the biggest help would be to not only keep on top of economics in general throughout your degree, but to ensure that you get experience in the realm of investment banking. For example, doing a sandwich year between second and third year where you can do a placement with a company, or doing placements during the summer to prove to employers after your degree that you're a keen bean!

    Depending on what you like about physics, it might also be worth checking out a Financial Mathematics degree? For example, the one at UH: http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/financial-mathematics
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    I know a few friends that have gone into finance with a physics degree! Both right away afterwards, and by doing another degree afterwards and from then going on to finance. In fact, even a lecturer here went into research after being in the finance realm for years!

    I think the biggest help would be to not only keep on top of economics in general throughout your degree, but to ensure that you get experience in the realm of investment banking. For example, doing a sandwich year between second and third year where you can do a placement with a company, or doing placements during the summer to prove to employers after your degree that you're a keen bean!

    Depending on what you like about physics, it might also be worth checking out a Financial Mathematics degree? For example, the one at UH: http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/financial-mathematics
    Thanks so much, I’ll definitely look into that!
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    Thanks so much, I’ll definitely look into that!
    No worries! If you have any other questions let me know!
 
 
 
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