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Mathematical Finance Masters/MSc

University of Birmingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme, offered by the School of Mathematics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.

Mathematical Finance is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of economic theory, mathematics, statistics and computer programming skills, to analyse and manage financial opportunities. Our MSc in Mathematical Finance develops your understanding of contemporary mathematical models and their application in the financial sector, whilst providing the flexibility to tailor your degree with optional modules in areas that interest you.

You will take core modules in mathematical finance and stochastic processes, and then choose from topics offered by the School of Mathematics, the Department of Economics, and the School of Computer Science. This programme will support you to achieve the highest levels in mathematical finance, developing the most advanced computational and programming techniques. With the skills and knowledge developed on this course you will be well-placed to advance quickly in a field where there is a growing global shortage of highly qualified people.

Why study Mathematical Finance MSc at Birmingham?

  • Develop your ability to apply mathematical and scientific knowledge to financial analysis, identifying, critically analysing and evaluating scenarios within the sector
  • Learn to use software packages to analyse financial data and to implement numerical models
  • Tailor your degree by choosing from optional modules in a range of areas
  • Train specifically in independent study and research, which is an essential skill for a quantitative analyst
  • Learn at an internationally-recognised university ranked in the top 100 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings
  • Benefit from our strong links with industry and Careers Network support, meaning that rigorous academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.

Employability

Postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over and making you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market.

Graduates from MSc Mathematical Finance are well prepared to compete for quantitatively demanding positions in financial institutions, with state-of-art mathematical methods, computational skills and programming expertise. The School’s graduates work in a wide variety of fields in governmental and multi-national organisations.

The degree also provides an ideal basis for postgraduate research, either for purely academic ends or to further qualify graduates for work in financial institutions.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,960per year

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 Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 103 3

    13th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    153 69%

    18th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    63rd

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    172 72%

    17th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    8

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