This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.
In most cases, we expect that graduates from the Masters will take positions in quantitative analysis (or similar) in major financial institutions, such as in the City. The programme also prepares you to pursue further studies in academia.
A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics or a related numerate subject such as Physics or Engineering, or an appropriate Joint Honours degree in industrial mathematics.
Good students whose undergraduate degree did not prepare them sufficiently for the MSc mathematics may wish to consider the School of Mathematics Pre-Masters Certificate in Mathematics. Students attaining an average of at least 60% qualify for the MSc in the following year; those attaining 64% or higher qualify for a 20% fee discount on the MSc.
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