Sorry I don't know about other schools. Anyway, since this is one of the top ten UK Universities; what can you expect from other schools?
In fact, practical education is not that valuable for Finance. It might be so more or less for Marketing, HRM, etc; but absolutely not for Finance & Econ. These practitioners just know how to trade, how to make a deal, how to make fun for their clients, etc.
When it comes to the question that "what's the difference between maximize expected utility theory and prospect theory?", "why do we use risk-free rate to value future contract?", etc, these guys pathetically answer that "this is a good question for doing your dissertation".
I'm so sick of them