Dear lazy,I see where you're coming from, but two things...1. I think I would find the pure maths degree more interesting, because I am a maths graduate. 2. With regard to the possibility of the class of pde going out of fashion. Well, then we're all doomed! Because if employers are fickle enough to drop their interest in you just because you're not an expert in the very latest "thing", then they're morons! A sketch should clarify...Interviewer: Hello matt, thanks for seeing us today!Matt: It's good to be here, thank you!I: Yes, indeed. Now a PhD in differential equations. That's very nice, tell me more!M: Sure, I had to find analytical solutions to the beep-beep-beep variety, you know, the ones you use in pricing boop-boop-boops!I: I'm sorry, let me stop you there, we just implemented software that prices boop-boop-boops as well as blip-blip-blips.M: Oh!I: Yes oh!M: But surely, this shows you that I am capable of doing this kind of work. And after all, at some point we all have to adapt. You know what I mean, for example, every time you need to solve a new problem, you don't sack the guy who isn't an expert in that particular problem and replace him with someone who is. No, you trust him to adapt, right?I: I'm sorry could you repeat that, I wasn't listening?M: Well I - I: Well I? Look I'm sorry matt I'm from HR, do you really expect me to be logical or even reasonable? Come on I've other things to do today, now, can you or can't you solve bap-bap-baps?M: Well no but I'm sure I can learn to - I: Learn schmern! Alright matt we're finished here, thanks for your time, we'll be in touch!