Just my own experience, but I interviewed with a Canadian IB (TD Asset Management) for a summer internship and was told that there were a few law grads working there. I have no clue what the interviews are like in the UK but in Canada they are very technical and less 'fit' as there are a lot less analyst roles available on Bay Street (Canada's wall street) so they dont waste their time recruiting non-finance grads unless they are really special. In my interview I was asked about all sorts of things ranging from DCF models, WACC values, to financial statements. I would wager most law students wouldnt have a clue about those things, and as such wouldnt perform well in IB interviews. Needless to say I didnt get the internship haha.
Sure I knew that degree didn't have to be specific, however disregarding individual subject reputation (which is what actually matters) is slightly haphazard. Sure, with places like Oxford you're likely to know that all teaching schools are excellent, however the tier of universities below definitely do vary from school to school
Yeah, I realise they're in the position to be able to stick to Oxbridge/LSE. Other graduate recruiters will however know how good each faculty from universities are - that's their job
Manchester isn't bad at all for IB. It is on Citi's target list along with the usual 6.
Well right now Its been narrowed down to Sales. Ive been reading several books on the industry and Im pretty convinced thats the best department for my skills. I know its not going to be easy but I'll give it my best shot. Any tips?
Network and get some decent EC's to add to the CV.
Extra Curriculars (your story outside academia).