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Quantitative Finance

This Masters degree is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science. It's been designed for students with a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing who've not studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree. The course allows students with different degree backgrounds to learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

Our Masters in Quantitative Finance programme? will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum second-class honours degree or international equivalent in: engineering; science subjects (eg physics, chemistry or computing science); business subjects (eg business studies, accounting or economics.

Mathematics/statistics graduates should contact the course director to discuss applying for this course.

Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.?

You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Course modules

Foundations of Mathematical & Statistical Finance; Principles of Finance; International Financial Markets & Banking; Big Data Technologies; Behavioural Finance; Security Analysis; Portfolio Theory & Management; Derivatives & Treasury Management; Database & Web Systems Development; Machine Learning for Data Analytics; Evolutionary Computation for Finance; Financial Stochastic Processes; Financial Econometrics; Networks in Finance; Research Project.

Assessment methods

The form of assessment varies from class to class. For most classes the assessment involves both coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,300 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) Scotland 12 Months

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