Taught course

Mathematics and Financial Modelling

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The typical entrance requirement is a second-class honours degree in mathematics.

Applicants may be emailed an entrance test to gauge their suitability for the programme.

If you don't have a mathematics degree then, depending on your level of knowledge, you may be able to instead take Birkbeck's Graduate Certificateor Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in Mathematics and Financial Modelling offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in pure and applicable mathematics, as well as financial mathematics. A wide choice of modules allows you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most.

You will also learn key mathematical research skills and methods, including how to conduct a literature search, how to read mathematical papers, and how to communicate your ideas and findings, both in writing and orally.

The programme includes a dissertation that allows you to engage in a sustained investigation of an area that interests you within statistics and/or finance, implementing what you have learned from the taught modules on the programme and combining this knowledge with new research and analysis.

You will also acquire the skills to pursue your interests in mathematics and financial modelling to a higher level and beyond the classroom, whether for a formal MPhil/PhD research degree, for your career, or simply because you have a passion for the subject.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time: £6,300 per annum
International students
Part-time: £9,200 per annum

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700