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Admission to the MSc MCF at Oxford - M&F Imperial

Hi everyone,

I just signed up and I apologize in advance if I open the thread in the wrong section. I know there was a similar previous one but it is quite old.

I have a three-year degree in economics and a two-year master's degree in finance. The master is highly quantitative, I have dealt with most of the topics covered in both masters in which I am interested (in the title). I would like to undertake them to have an even more solid quantitative basis that allows me to work as a quant.

I have two questions:

is it possible being admitted to Imperial with my background? it would be my first choice but I know that it is aimed almost exclusively at those with a mathematical-physical background.​

regarding Oxford, on what level are the interview questions? I have an excellent basis in statistics, probability and calculus while I have a basic preparation (which I intend to improve between now and the end of February) in differential equations, linear algebra and real analysis. Also, I found on the internet some "admission test-exercises". Are they required in addition to the interview?​

In case, as unfortunately I believe, my background does not allow me to access these courses, which master would you recommend? Preferably in London, my dream would be a PhD at Oxford and then a career as Quant.

Thanks in advance!
 
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There were cases where econ students got admitted by Ox mcf, but only very very few.
The admission test is no longer required from this year on.
I would recommend you to apply for the ETH UZH quantitative finance programme. In this programme Econ is acknowledged as an acceptable background. Moreover, it is a perfect preparation for a phd programme, which is what you are looking for. And this programme has better reputation than almost all british quant programmes other than those two you mentioned above. (ox mcf is better, and ic mf arguably too)
 
Thanks for the answer!

I was looking for other U.K programmes as I am already intentioned in apply to the UTH-UZH one since it’s probably the third best choice in Europe.

What do you think about UCL (computational finance or financial math)? I’m interested in these 4 at the moment.
 
Thanks for the answer!

I was looking for other U.K programmes as I am already intentioned in apply to the UTH-UZH one since it’s probably the third best choice in Europe.

What do you think about UCL (computational finance or financial math)? I’m interested in these 4 at the moment.
The requirement of fin math at UCL is higher than that of comp. fin. Normally you can really get admitted to the comp fin with a 2:1 bachelor.
 
The requirement of fin math at UCL is higher than that of comp. fin. Normally you can really get admitted to the comp fin with a 2:1 bachelor.
Yes I know that. Luckily I have a GPA slighter higher than 4.0 and the highest possible grades in all the quantitative exams. What do you think about the course? The comp.finance is ranked 4th whereas the financial math is not. Nonetheless I’m am most interested in the latter.
 
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