I recently came across this: http://www.futurestradingmsc.co.uk/ It looks like a UK prop and a university have partnered to offer a masters of science in prop trading. Looks like it costs a little under 30 grand. I think it's a viable option for someone who wants a thorough trading education and wants something for their $$. I've seen a lot of n00bs on the boards that don't understand the risks associated with prop-trading. this is probably an easy way to ease into the field and get the best possible education. the price tag isn't cheap but compared to a MS from a US private school, it's not so bad.