The MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance course has been designed to meet the growing demand for specially trained mathematicians to work in the world’s financial markets and insurance.
Despite the current volatile nature of the banking industry, many banks still have a pressing need for employees with advanced mathematical skills who can further their understanding of turbulence in financial markets.
On the course you will study different elements of both mathematics and computing in addition to developing your communication and presentational skills through a project you will undertake. You will be fully supported to ensure that your project is best suited to support your future career plans.
A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering.
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
As a student on the MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance you will study a range of modules covering various topics including:
Stochastic Calculus based on Brownian Motion
Levy processes and more general jump processes
The advanced Black-Scholes theory
Theory and numerics of parabolic differential equations
Theory of algorithms
On top of the modules you study, you will also complete a dissertation as part of your studies.
The ability to think rationally and to process data clearly and accurately are highly valued by employers. Mathematics graduates earn on average 50% more than most other graduates. The most popular areas are the actuarial profession, the financial sector, IT, computer programming and systems administration, and opportunities within business and industry where employers need mathematicians for research and development, statistically analysis, marketing and sales.
Some of our students have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government. Teaching is another area where maths graduates will find plenty of career opportunities.
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