Keep in mind that the degrees offered by Imperial, KCL, etc. are largely a joke. Brief mention of the Black-Scholes PDE and C++ offered only as an option (if at all). That is to say, you can earn a quant degree from these august institutions of learning without an in-depth knowledge of PDEs and C++.
It's not a very wise investment then, for a candidate, if he really wishes to be a well-rounded quant. Regardless of what area you land a job - a quant developer, a pricing quant, a risk quant, a data scientist.