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Financial Mathematics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Modelling Mathematics For Specific Applications

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The theoretical application of mathematics to the world of finance allows you to make good, informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. With the growth and progression of business across the globe, the need for those who can understand quantitative financial methods are becoming increasingly lucrative, sought-after individuals. For those with a strong mathematical background, and a wish to pursue a finance career, this programme is the ideal introduction to this exciting and expanding field.

To understand, apply and develop these sophisticated methods requires a good understanding of both advanced mathematics and advanced financial theory. By combining the financial expertise in the University of Exeter Business School with our internationally respected Mathematics department, this comprehensive MSc programme will prepare you for careers in areas that require expert skills in mathematical and financial modelling, computational analysis and business management.

You will gain essential, complementary skills in multiple areas of study such as probability and stochastic analysis, option pricing, risk analysis and extremes, computational methods using MATLAB/C++, financial management and investment analysis. In addition, you will branch into a specialist area of study as you conduct a substantial project in a field of your choosing. The project will allow you to develop your research, computational and modelling skills with support from staff who have extensive experience working in multiple financial services and insurance industries.

Learning and teaching

Teaching is by lectures, example classes, computer classes, tutorials, set work, project work, reading and self-study. The exact form and number of the lectures and tutorials varies from module to module and is chosen according to the material to be covered.

You will use the computer programming language Matlab and online financial databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream.

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now placed in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

Careers

The University of Exeter has an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds to a high standard, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position. All programmes are designed so you not only get a second to none education in your area of choice, but you also are equipped with the correct vocational skills to achieve success in the working world or in further study.

All students, current and alumni, receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of the career planning cycle. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is the home of a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The module explores a diverse range of mathematical topics, emphasising their applications to financial modelling. The topics covered will range from matrix algebra to differential systems and stochastic calculus. This module will play an important role in underpinning the mathematical and computational methods needed for the subsequent modules in the financial mathematics MSc programme.
Research Methodology (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more

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