University of Strathclyde

Quantitative Finance

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.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, engineering, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative element. Applications are also welcome from those with appropriate professional qualifications, or those who can demonstrate relevant practical experience.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Foundation of mathematical and statistical finance; principles of finance; international financial markets and banking; foundations of computer science; research project.

Elective modules: Behavioural finance; security analysis; portfolio theory and management; derivatives and treasury management; database and web systems development; business 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 2017 21,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 12,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months

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