A programme was broadcast last week at 9pm on BBC2 entitled Traders: Millions by the Minute radiotimes.com/episode/c4y6xg/traders-millions-by-the-minute--series-1---episode-1 Of particular interest was the group of people based in London, who were being tested to determine if they had the ability to trade live with real money which belonged to the company in question. I would have some interest in this field. I shall be graduating with a BSc Physics degree, and was wondering which MSc would potentially help in this role? Possible options are: 1) MSc Materials Science (lower Russell Group uni) 2) MSc Advanced Composities & Polymers (ex-poly uni) 3) MSc Computational Finance & Trading (lower Russell Group uni) 4) MSc Plasma Physics (lower Russell Group uni) Concern with option 1): would a MSc Materials Science be of interest to trading employers? Concerns with option 2): this is not a Russell Group uni, also would this degree be of interest to trading employers? Concerns with option 3): potentially this course will be of little use outside trading if I later discover I'm not suited to trading (as was the case last night with one guy who had an MSc Business). Also, possibly no point taking this course if going to be working in the field, since probably need to work in the field to genuinely understand it. Concern with option 4): there are considerably more jobs available in the field of Materials Science than Plasma Physics, therefore MSc Materials Science more useful if looking for a non-trading job.