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Mathematical Trading and Finance MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

02-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Stock Market Services Mathematics (General) Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Learn technical and practical skills useful in pursuing a career in front or middle office positions.

Overview

Who is it for?

To successfully complete this Mathematical Trading and Finance master’s course, you must have a good understanding of mathematics.

You may well have studied finance, economics, engineering or maths or physics as an undergraduate. Or you might have a bachelor’s degree in a science subject, in particular computer science.

You should have a general interest in mathematics and statistics.

You should have a general interest in learning the more quantitative and mathematical techniques used in financial markets, but you don’t need to have a background in finance.

Structure

What will you learn

  • You will have learned a good understanding of the technical aspects used in financial
  • markets, starting from the financial theory, looking at different financial instruments and showing various applications of the theoretical concepts.
  • You will gain a good understanding of stochastics, mathematical finance and econometrics as well as some programming.
  • You will also obtain a very good understanding of different financial assets, in particular derivatives, and how they can be used in different context, such as risk management, asset management or structuring.
  • The MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance programme will also help you do understand the financial theory used in financial markets with an emphasis on practical applications.
  • You will three different possibilities to complete your degree in the third term, including writing a dissertation or an applied project.
  • You can also opt to get all the credits through taught electives. Popular
  • electives include Behavioural Finance, Trading and Hedging in the FOREX Market, Technical Analysis, Hedge Funds or Python.

Career pathways

The job opportunities for students from the three quants master's programmes are very similar. They usually find employment with large investment banks, but also some smaller boutique finance firms, hedge funds or other specialist companies.

Working as quantitative analysts, in risk management, on fixed income security desks or in the asset management industry including hedge funds are typical jobs for students from the MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance degree.

Some students also secure positions on trading desks.

You will also have the skills to study for a PhD in the area of quantitative finance and financial markets.

Modules

The course provides the essential statistical and econometric techniques needed to conduct quantitative research in finance and economics. This combination of econometric theory and application will enable you to understand and interpret empirical findings in a range of financial markets, including reading of empirical academic literature and critical assessment econometric applications undertaken by industry practitioners.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

29,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

29,500

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution. Your academic background should be in a highly quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, engineering, economics or computer science and having covered areas such as statistics, linear algebra and calculus. Work experience is not a requirement for this course.

Department profile

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School) is one of City, University of London’s five Schools. Bayes (formerly Cass Business School) is part of an elite group of business schools to have been awarded triple accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Our London home is the beating heart of an international...more

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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