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Applied Statistics in Finance MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Statistics Finance / Accounting (General) Financial Management

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Applied Statistics in Finance is a conversion course, designed for candidates from a broad background of disciplines. Students will gain skills in:
• problem solving
• analysis and modelling of financial data
• the use of statistical software for data analysis and reporting


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


This is a semester 2 module. The class aims to expose you to a number of diverse topics in stochastic processes that can be used to model real systems, with an emphasis on the valuation of financial derivatives. In additional to theoretical analysis, appropriate computational algorithms using R are introduced.

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Entry requirements

Minimum second-class (2:2) Honours degree or overseas equivalent, mathematical training to A Level or equivalent standard, 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.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 30,000 students from over 140 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally...more