Hello,

I am a final-year Maths undergrad studying at a mid-tier Russel university, interested in quantitative research. In my first and second year I had an average of 71% (1st Class predicted overall). I have picked, and performed well in, relevant modules for financial mathematics.

I have currently applied to:

Imperial: MSc Maths and Finance,

Warwick: MSs Mathematical Finance,

UCL: MSc Financial Maths.

I haven't been able to secure any internships; I meet the entry requirements for all these courses but my first question is: can anyone make an estimation of the likelihood any of these programmes accept me?

In the case I am rejected from all three, I am also considering the UCL's slightly less competitive MSc in Computational Finance, or some other programmes in scientific computing/data analysis. In any situation I would like to pursue a PhD after graduating from a Master's programme. My second question is: to what extend would this 'step down' in Master's qualification impact a future career in quantitative research?

Thanks.

I am a final-year Maths undergrad studying at a mid-tier Russel university, interested in quantitative research. In my first and second year I had an average of 71% (1st Class predicted overall). I have picked, and performed well in, relevant modules for financial mathematics.

I have currently applied to:

Imperial: MSc Maths and Finance,

Warwick: MSs Mathematical Finance,

UCL: MSc Financial Maths.

I haven't been able to secure any internships; I meet the entry requirements for all these courses but my first question is: can anyone make an estimation of the likelihood any of these programmes accept me?

In the case I am rejected from all three, I am also considering the UCL's slightly less competitive MSc in Computational Finance, or some other programmes in scientific computing/data analysis. In any situation I would like to pursue a PhD after graduating from a Master's programme. My second question is: to what extend would this 'step down' in Master's qualification impact a future career in quantitative research?

Thanks.

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