University Of Glasgow Quantitative Finance

By | 6th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Quantitative Finance

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The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

This course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

You’ll gain:

  • a good understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • an appreciation of financial markets
  • a practical understanding of numerical methods in finance
  • an introduction to programming for financial applications
  • an understanding of the role of computers in business processes

What you’ll study

The curriculum provides a balance between finance and mathematical theory, computer implementations of this theory, and practical skills and knowledge.

Core classes are undertaken in the first semester, and address themes such as principles of finance and quantitative methods for finance, as well as foundation classes in mathematics, statistics and computing science.

University Of Glasgow Quantitative Finance

Work placement

You may be able to undertake an industrial based MSc project.  This takes place in the third semester of the course between June and September.  The placement can be based in the UK or in another country and are typically paid internships.  In 2014 we had students placed in banks in France and Malta.

Facilities

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has teaching rooms which provide you with access to modern teaching equipment and access to University computing laboratories with all necessary software available.

You’ll also have access to a common room facility which gives you a modern and flexible area which can be used for individual and group study work and is also a relaxing social space.

University Of Glasgow Quantitative Finance

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language requirements

FEES AND FUNDING

Tuition fees for 2017-18

MSc

Home and EU
Full time fee £10200
International
Full time fee £19500

Fees are subject to change and for guidance only

Deposits

International applicants (from beyond the EU) are requested to pay a deposit of £2000 when an offer is made.