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Mathematical and Computational Finance MSc

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    10 months

Course summary

About the course

The course provides you with a strong mathematical background with the skills necessary to apply your expertise to the solution of problems. You will develop skills to formulate mathematical problems that are based on the needs of the financial industry. You will carry out relevant mathematical and financial analysis, develop and implement appropriate tools to present and interpret model results.

The course lays the foundation for further research in academia or for a career as a quantitative analyst in a financial or other institution.

You will take four introductory courses in the first week. The introductory courses cover partial differential equations, probability and statistics, financial markets and instruments, and Python.

The first term focuses on compulsory core material, offering 64 hours of lectures and 24 hours of classes, plus one compulsory computing course offering 16 hours of lectures.

Assessment

The examination will consist of the following elements.

  • Three written examinations assessing the core material in the first and second terms
  • One written examination assessing elective material in the second term
  • Two take-home projects assessing one of the core courses in the first and one of the core courses in the second term
  • Two practical examinations assessing two courses in financial computing with C++
  • One dissertation in the third term.

Graduate destinations

MSc graduates have been recruited by prominent investment banks and hedge funds. Many past students have also progressed to PhD-level studies at leading universities in Europe and elsewhere.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 34,970overall cost

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

University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 110

    1st out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    239 100%

    1st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    228 96%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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