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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Large investment banks such as HSBC and Barclays need people who can work on investment strategies and who can mathematically deduce how risky they are. This course is designed to give quantitative students a foothold in this financial world with the advanced, specialist skills that employers are seeking.

If you have a high level of mathematical ability, a background in a subject such as maths, engineering, physics or another highly quantitative subject and wish to move into finance, this could be the course for you.

Unlike other universities, we teach quantitative finance across four departments of Economics, Mathematics, Management Science, and Accounting and Finance. This means you are taught by specialists in each field, and the faculty member with the most quantitative interests in each department. We also limit our class sizes to deliver a quality teaching experience.

You will learn from your peers as you join Masters’ students from other disciplines such as Accounting and Finance, Management Science, Mathematics or Economics for each module.

Graduates of this course leave with a complete toolkit of skills, from big data mining techniques to Python programming. We also offer modules in Python Programming, Stochastic Calculus, Financial Econometrics and Market Risk Forecasting and Control.

As a LUMS student, you will have the chance to work with our careers team and access our global alumni network. Many of our graduates secure roles with high potential earnings. Recent graduates have moved on to work at organisations such as UBS, Credit Suisse and First Derivatives PLC. This course is also an excellent foundation if you are aiming for a PhD.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,150per year

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

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    134 60%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    19th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

    4

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