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Mathematical Trading and Finance MSc

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cass Business School

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Learn technical and practical skills useful in pursuing a career in front or middle office positions.

Who is it for?

To successfully complete this Mathematical Trading and Finance master’s course, you must have a good understanding of mathematics.

You may well have studied finance, economics, engineering or maths or physics as an undergraduate. Or you might have a bachelor’s degree in a science subject, in particular computer science.

You should have a general interest in mathematics and statistics.

You should have a general interest in learning the more quantitative and mathematical techniques used in financial markets, but you don’t need to have a background in finance.

Objectives

The difference between the MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance to the other two quants courses (MSc Financial Mathematics and MSc Quantitative Finance) are core modules which focus on quantitative trading and structuring.

You’ll study core modules which focus on the theory of finance and different financial assets. You will look at how these assets are priced and used for asset management or risk management purposes.

The second type of core modules cover the mathematical and statistical aspects needed in quantitative finance, including some stochastics. This also includes learning some programming languages, mainly Python, but Matlab and VBA modules are being offered as electives.

Finally, Term three offers you flexibility within your masters; either by writing a dissertation or undertaking a project. You can complete your postgraduate degree entirely choosing electives.

Career pathways

The job opportunities for students from the three quants master's programmes are very similar. They usually find employment with large investment banks, but also some smaller boutique finance firms, hedge funds or other specialist companies.

Working as quantitative analysts, in risk management, on fixed income security desks or in the asset management industry including hedge funds are typical jobs for students from the MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance degree.

Some students also secure positions on trading desks.

You will also have the skills to study for a PhD in the area of quantitative finance and financial markets.

Recent graduates have secured positions such as:

Analyst
Technology Associate
Operations & Investor Relations Analyst
Credit Trading Market Risk.

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 103

    63rd out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%

    20th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    41st

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    122 51%

    48th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    65th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    25th

    5

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