Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Having received offers from both UCL and Warwick to study Msc Mathematics, I'm now in the dilemma of figuring out which one to firm.
    Obviously Warwick has the greater reputation for its Maths courses, however UCL seems to triumph in overall prestige. London is also a more desirable place for me to live in for 4 years than Coventry.

    What are the links to banks in UCL like compared to Warwick?

    Do banks care all that much about the reputation of the course in each university? Or are they mainly looking for presence at prestigious universities?

    Which university would be the better option for graduate prospects in investment banking, data analysis etc?

    Anybody that has had experience with the Mathematics course in either university, your opinion would also be highly valued.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ThatNerdyGuy)

    Which university would be the better option for graduate prospects in investment banking, data analysis etc?
    Data analysis - Warwick
    IB - UCL

    Just my opinion. I am also in year 13 chosing unis for maths so I am curious also .
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by ThatNerdyGuy)
    Having received offers from both UCL and Warwick to study Msc Mathematics, I'm now in the dilemma of figuring out which one to firm.
    Obviously Warwick has the greater reputation for its Maths courses, however UCL seems to triumph in overall prestige. London is also a more desirable place for me to live in for 4 years than Coventry.

    What are the links to banks in UCL like compared to Warwick?

    Do banks care all that much about the reputation of the course in each university? Or are they mainly looking for presence at prestigious universities?

    Which university would be the better option for graduate prospects in investment banking, data analysis etc?

    Anybody that has had experience with the Mathematics course in either university, your opinion would also be highly valued.
    If you're applying to the more vanilla roles and not the quantitative roles, your degree doesn't really mean anything bar "you're smart". These universities are pretty much equal in banking recruiting, you should really primarily choose your university based on legitimate factors (i.e. course content, extracurricular offerings, "vibe"/culture/feel, accomodation, cost of living, nightlife etc).

    Realistically, once you've sifted universities down to the usual suspects you find in graduate intakes.. There's not much point comparing them on that basis anymore.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    If you're applying to the more vanilla roles and not the quantitative roles, your degree doesn't really mean anything bar "you're smart". These universities are pretty much equal in banking recruiting, you should really primarily choose your university based on legitimate factors (i.e. course content, extracurricular offerings, "vibe"/culture/feel, accomodation, cost of living, nightlife etc).

    Realistically, once you've sifted universities down to the usual suspects you find in graduate intakes.. There's not much point comparing them on that basis anymore.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    vanilla? thought that meant boring sex
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by floydd223)
    vanilla? thought that meant boring sex
    Vanilla as in not particularly quantitative or complex. Considering most finance jobs don't require much more than gcse level Maths.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    just shut up and choose Warwick
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I am not a mathematics student in Warwick, rather I am an econ student here, but I take a lot of math modules here. What I would say is, and this is in comparison to my friends from UCL, is that the rigour of mathematics in Warwick, and the support system in place here i.e. revision cafes, seminar structure etc. is much higher than that in UCL. Take anything from that as you will, as I am just saying anecdotally, but I honestly do feel that people who come here for math generally are happy with their choice. Of course, the major drawback is being in Coventry, but the train tickets to london / birmingham are easily accessible and are not gonna bankrupt you.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    So I am right in thinking that for investment banking and similar career paths, that the reputation of the course for that particular university can hold just as much weighting as the overall prestige of the institution?
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by ThatNerdyGuy)
    So I am right in thinking that for investment banking and similar career paths, that the reputation of the course for that particular university can hold just as much weighting as the overall prestige of the institution?
    university trumps anything to do with course.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ThatNerdyGuy)
    Having received offers from both UCL and Warwick to study Msc Mathematics, I'm now in the dilemma of figuring out which one to firm.
    Is this a postgrad or undgrad degree?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by JuliusDS92)
    Is this a postgrad or undgrad degree?
    Undergraduate
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    both the same in terms of IB prestige, would pick UCL given location (save money on train tickets for networking events) and the fact that its more of a target for other things too, incase you do end up changing your mind, eg consulting, tech and etc etc
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 16, 2018

1,162

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should universities take a stronger line on drugs?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.