This programme is both technical and pragmatic. You will acquire the ability to integrate state-of-the-art knowledge of statistics and optimisation to address, analyse and provide a rational appraisal of a given problem in different professional contexts. This is a multidisciplinary field that involves the study of mathematical optimisation techniques, operational research methods, programming and statistics with their applications to economics, finance, medicine, industrial management, natural sciences and others. The programme produces highly qualified students in statistics, operations research and econometrics with applications to economics and business management. The programme provides ideal preparation for a career in economics, health care, finance, banking, insurance, actuarial science, business management, governmental or academic institutions.
To be accepted onto this programme you should have a high standard (1st, 2.1 or equivalent) undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering or programmes with strong mathematical component, e.g. economics degree with mathematics, who wish to work in interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of mathematics, optimization, computing, statistics and econometrics.
Introduction to Quantitative Finance
Exotic Options, Bonds and Further Quantitative Finance
Statistical Methods in Economics
Muticriteria Decision Making
Advanced Quantitative Finance: Crashes, Volatility, Multiple Assets and Hedging
This programme gives comprehensive training in operational research, statistics and econometrics and is an ideal preparation for a career in economics, medicine, finance, insurance and industrial management. In the United Kingdom, there is a shortage of personnel who are highly qualified in statistics and operational research. This shortage is predicted to increase in the future.
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