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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English language qualification, such as: * Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered by the Educational Testing Service in the US, in which scores of at least 580 overall and 4.0 in the Test of Written English are required. The computer-based test requires scores of at least 240 overall and 4.0 in essay-writing. * The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, administered by the British Council, in which scores of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5 are required. Academic entry requirements: * You will need a good first degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a first degree will be considered on the basis of their relevant work experience and potential for benefiting from the programme. * International applicants may be asked to take GMAT, in which a score of at least 600 and an AWA of 4.0 are required.
  • Academic Title
    Financial Mathematics MSc
  • Course description
    We have designed this one year taught Masters for a very specific reason - to deliver a degree that is valued by employers in financial markets across the globe. You will learn about advanced finance concepts, knowledge and skills which are both rigorous and have direct application to the professional environment. In short, we ensure that you are ready for the marketplace.

    How do we achieve this? We provide strong support for your personal development through cooperative and participatory approaches to learning. We give you the opportunity to share your experiences with other postgraduates from a range of backgrounds, cultures and countries.

    12 months f/t

    What you study

    Compulsory Modules (135 credits)

    -Corporate Finance
    -Risk and Insurance
    -Financial Econometrics
    -Financial Derivatives
    -Mathematical Review
    -Discrete Time Finance
    -Continuous Time Finance
    -Risk Management
    -Computations in Finance


    Stream 1 (45 credits)

    -Research Methods in Financial Mathematics (15 credits)
    -Dissertation (30 credits)


    -Stream 2 (45 credits)

    -Professional Research Skills
    -Optimisation Methods for Finance
    -Consumer Corporate Credit
    -Securities Markets Microstructure

    Total 180 Credits

    How you study
    Assessment is an integral part of the MSc Financial Mathematics and is based on a system of credits. Each module is worth 15 credits and is assessed either by an assignment, an examination, or a combination of both. The dissertation module is worth 30 credits.

    The degree of MSc Financial Mathematics is awarded to students who achieve 180 credits. It is classified as a Pass, Merit or Distinction, depending on performance across the modules and dissertation.

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