Taught course

Mathematical Trading and Finance

City, University of London · Cass Business School

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.

Your academic background should be in a highly quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, engineering, economics or computer science and having covered areas such as statistics, linear algebra and calculus.

Months of entry


Course content

The difference between the MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance to the other two quants courses (MSc Financial Mathematics and MSc Quantitative Finance) are core modules which focus on quantitative trading and structuring.

You’ll study core modules which focus on the theory of finance and different financial assets. You will look at how these assets are priced and used for asset management or risk management purposes.

The second type of core modules cover the mathematical and statistical aspects needed in quantitative finance, including some stochastics. This also includes learning some programming languages, in particular Matlab, but also VBA. Finally, Term three offers you flexibility within your masters; either by writing a dissertation or undertaking a project. You can complete your degree entirely choosing electives.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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