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MT12
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MSc Oxford MCF vs Imperial Maths and Finance

March 18th, 2015, 8:18 am

Hi,I'm currently holding an offer from Oxford for MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance and from Imperial College London for MSc in Mathematics and Finance. Hope to know what's people's opinion on the two courses?Specifically which one would be a better one to break into the industry as a quant? (Currently undergrad at Warwick University, but with no internship at any BB)Also does anyone know how the MSc Thesis with a firm works at Imperial? Does everyone get an internship/project with some bank or is that just a marketing trick? More interested into how many of these projects actually change into offers afterwards..Thank a lot for the help!
 
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MSc Oxford MCF vs Imperial Maths and Finance

March 18th, 2015, 8:38 am

On IC, the project at a firm is possible. The university will try as much as possible using their network to help and find for you a place. Sometimes you have to compete with fellow classmates through interviews. Sometimes not, but you may still have to go through a one interview process with the firm.You can also be more pro-active and try to find a company yourself. Or find a job and ask them if you could do your thesis there.I would say the majority of people do find a project within a company from my experience.Not a lot of people have a job offer after that, but it can happen if you prove yourself to be worthy.
 
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MSc Oxford MCF vs Imperial Maths and Finance

March 18th, 2015, 6:38 pm

Thanks for the additional info, think I've decided to go with Oxford at the end, it's just a better fit for me and I'll just apply for a normal summer internship then. Thanks again!
 
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MSc Oxford MCF vs Imperial Maths and Finance

March 20th, 2015, 9:04 am

Where was your undergrad ?
 
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MSc Oxford MCF vs Imperial Maths and Finance

March 20th, 2015, 10:33 am

University of Warwick (BSc in Maths&Econ), I'm finishing this year.
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