Detailed course guide
Students will take a total of 8 courses, 4 in each of the 1st and 2nd Semesters followed by a 3-month Project in the summer. A typical distribution for this programme is as follows:
- Modelling and Tools;
- Derivative Markets and Pricing;
- Research and Industry Topics.
- Statistical Machine Learning
- Functional Analysis (excludes F11DC and FUBC)
- Statistical Methods
- Financial Markets
- Quantitative Risk Analysis
- Stochastic Simulation
- Numerical Analysis (PDE's)
- Bayesian Inference
- Modern Portfolio Theory
- Advanced Derivative Pricing
- Time Series Analysis
- Financial Econometrics
- Applied Risk Management
Progression to the MSc project phase is dependent on assessed performance. Typical project topics may include:
- Applications of multilevel Monte-Carlo sampling in finance;
- An investigation of new numerical methods for stochastic interest rate models;
- Space time adaptivity for Fokker—Planck equations
Entry is aimed at graduates with strong mathematical knowledge and skills. A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a related subject with a substantial mathematical content is required. Motivation and a willingness to work hard are also important pre-requisites.
We are looking to train those who not only have a strong background in mathematics, but who also possess the ability to communicate effectively, and have the desire to succeed in a dynamic and competitive industry.
The programme is not suitable for finance professionals without graduate-level mathematical training.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
|Scotland / Non-UK EU
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
** Fee per course (module). Refer to the Course Content to see how many courses comprise the full programme.
Scholarships and bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
Merit Awards for international students starting postgraduate degree courses in 2020
If you are an international fee-paying, self-funded offer holder you may be eligible for:
View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.