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UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 9th, 2007, 2:37 pm
by sparkyz
Hi guys, Im thinking of taking a masters at UCL in 08 as a pre cursor to moving into a quant position. This leads me to two questions: - Firstly, im currently 25, would finish this masters by the time im 27- will i be perceived as too old to be a quant?- Secondly, how is UCL perceived as a masters destination for prospective quants?Thanks in advance.

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 9th, 2007, 2:41 pm
by DominicConnor
UCL is seen as a good place, though it does depend rather on which masters you are doing.Given that many quants enter work after PhD, 27 is not very old at all.

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 8:59 am
by kkna9877
King's is probably better, there is very little finance in the MSc in Mathematical Modelling at UCL. Also Kings is set up to teach part-timers (i.e. all lectures are in the evening). Alternatively Birkbeck is an option

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 11:11 am
by arsenalboi
Hi,I did my masters at UCL. There is a severe lack of finance lecturers there and ultimately we had a situation where there were only 2 finance related thesis avaliable with over 10 students wanting to do them.Also there are only 2 financial mathematics courses, but there are other courses on stochastics, perturbation methods, C++, numerical analysis which are quite good.The course is really tough, and is really mathematical. Even the finance courses are pretty much all mathematics. You'll probably find Kings much easier, as I've seen the lecture notes there.

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 3:41 pm
by player
YOU HAVE THE NOTES YOU USED AT UCL?

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 4:21 pm
by Topologist
Arsenalboi: sorry about M'broro over the weekend

UCL Good for a masters?

Posted: December 10th, 2007, 7:41 pm
by sparkyz
The course i was thinking specifically was the MSc in Intelligent Systems.... does this have any kudos in the quant world? Does anyone know how competetive the admissions are on that and the Mathematical Modelling MSc?Thanks