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Financial Mathematics MSc/PGDip

Middlesex University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Financial mathematics is a specialism vital to the day-to-day functioning of the world's economic institutions. Technical and theoretical aspects of mathematics are applied practically in this fascinating discipline, which involves predicting the behaviour of markets, suggesting strategies for investment and managing risk.

Why study MSc Financial Mathematics at Middlesex University?

We believe strongly that the work you do must be relevant to the world of work. Through our partnership with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), a finanical sector professional body, we ensure you will develop a professional overview of the financial sector as well as advanced quantitative skills. Completing our course grants an MSc/PGDip as well as two internationally recognised professional qualifications and entitles you to become an Affiliate of the CISI to begin your career in finance.

You’ll develop an advanced understanding of the concepts and techniques of financial mathematics and statistics, and the quantitative and analytic skills highly sought after by employers in the financial sector.

Our degree has the significant advantage of no-experience necessary training in computer programming and data analysis, allowing you to develop first-class computing skills alongside your mathematical expertise.

You'll need a good degree in a subject with mathematical content (such as maths, physics or engineering) but no prior knowledge of finance.


How can the MSc Financial Mathematics support your career?

A solid command of the principles and techniques of financial mathematics is essential for anyone working in trading, pricing, hedging, asset management, risk control and a variety of other areas of finance. There is currently a major drive to improve the mathematical abilities of staff working in financial institutions, and banks and companies which deal with risk are looking to hire employees with a solid mathematical background. This course will equip you for a wide range of careers in financial product development, risk analysis and management, pricing, investment decision making and portfolio development, with banks and financial companies or the government.

As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, our course will provide you with many transferable skills. It will improve your research, data collection and interpretation, communication, presentation and teamwork skills, as well as your confidence and your ability to work under your own initiative and manage your own time.

Previous graduates have gone on to gain employment is a range of roles in the financial sector such as

  • Actuarial Analysts
  • Tax Analysts
  • Quantitative Analysts
  • Research Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Strategic Information Technicians

Students can also exit with PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Middlesex University

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  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 105 23

    61st out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    96 43%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    86 36%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%


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