BSc Economics, London School of Economics
While I was lucky enough to obtain a number of jobs and work placements in finance after my Bachelors degree, ranging from wealth management to equity research, I felt as though I was lacking the theoretical rigour offered by a top degree in finance.
The programme is a marathon, not a sprint. What ultimately matters is the level of understanding you have gained towards the end of the programme. It may be that certain areas of the course have to be revisited a number of times, or that you form study groups with peers (highly recommended) to piece together the more challenging topics.
Frequent networking sessions with alumni have proved extremely helpful, both for expanding our contact base and gaining a deeper understanding of firms and areas of finance. On the lighter side, highlights include a department trip to Brighton, bowling & karaoke night and renting out part of a hotel bar to play shuffleboard - the Department of Finance certainly knows how to treat its students!
My post-graduation plan is to study for an MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning to complement the financial and economic theory obtained in this course.