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Mathematics and Financial Modelling (MSc)

Mathematics and Financial Modelling (MSc)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Modelling Mathematics (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Mathematics and Financial Modelling offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in pure, applied and financial mathematics. A wide choice of modules allows you to study several different topics in depth and to focus on the areas that interest you most. Finance options include the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives and Financial Data Science with Python.

You will learn key mathematical research skills and methods, including how to conduct a literature search, how to read mathematical papers, and how to communicate your ideas and findings, both in writing and orally. The programme includes a dissertation that allows you to engage in a sustained investigation of an area that interests you within statistics and/or finance, implementing what you have learned from the taught modules on the programme and combining this knowledge with new research and analysis.

You will also acquire the skills to pursue your interests in mathematics and financial modelling to a higher level and beyond the classroom, whether for a formal MPhil/PhD research degree, for your career, or simply because you have a passion for the subject.

Our students really appreciate the flexibility of this programme and the valuable support and direct interaction (face-to-face or online) with experienced lecturers who are also active researchers at the forefront of their discipline.

Whichever route you decide to take with our MSc Mathematics and Financial Modelling, you will gain access to resources for each module via our Moodle virtual learning environment, for example, typed lecture notes with worked examples and practice exercises, recordings of lectures, opportunities for interaction with lecturers and classmates via discussion forums or through our online teaching platform, Blackboard Collaborate. You will also have access to electronic textbooks and other digital resources via the library. In the past we have had students successfully complete our modules remotely from as far away as Antarctica!

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in the financial sector, actuarial profession, IT and computing, teaching and academia. Possible professions include actuary, statistician, or chartered accountant. This degree may also be useful in becoming a corporate investment banker, investment analyst, or quantity surveyor.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

This module consists of three lectures, each on a different mathematical topic; past topics have included the four-colour problem, the origins of the calculus and the history of solving polynomials. There will also be training on the software that can be used to produce mathematical expressions and equations in typed documents.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£13,320

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,380

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The typical entrance requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in mathematics.