Taught course

Mathematical Trading and Finance

Institution
City, University of London · Cass Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution, Previous degree must be in a highly quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering, Students from alternative academic backgrounds should have covered areas such as linear algebra, calculus, probability and regression analysis within their first degree Course Syllabus: You may be requested to provide a syllabus of specific modules undertaken during your studies as part of the assessment process. This is not required at the point of submitting an application and will be requested directly by the admissions team only if required as part of the assessment. References: Applicants will need to submit two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference. We are happy to accept two professional references from applicants for the Part Time programme. Candidates are only requested to submit an academic reference if they have graduated in the past five years. English Requirements: If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test, If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements. IELTS: The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing. Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014. Work Experience: Work experience is not a requirement, but please provide details of relevant experience that might enhance your profile. This information will be included in your CV which is required with all applications. The part time MSc programme is designed for working professionals and students are expected to be in full time employment during the course of the programme. A minimum of two years of work experience is necessary in order to contribute fully to discussions in

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Mathematical Trading & Finance prepares you for the sophisticated new investment opportunities, risks and instruments created by financial innovation and globalisation. It can be undertaken as a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme.
The programme combines mathematical theory with practical applications, teaching you how to control risks and understand the complex structure of derivative securities. Students should be at ease with sophisticated mathematical methods and statistical techniques.
By the end of the course you will be ready to participate in derivatives markets, and many graduates have progressed directly to trading floor positions in leading banks. Cass's proximity to the City of London has done much to facilitate this progression, Cass's Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters trading rooms, which expertly simulate the trading environment, also do much to prepare you for the real world.

Information for international students

Those without English as a first language will also be asked to provide further evidence of English language competence, such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English or TOEFL. A minimum score of 7 in IELTS, 600 in TOEFL (250 computer-based) is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £23,000 (full time); £11,500 per annum (part-time) Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer)
First instalment: Half fees less deposit (paid at registration)
Second instalment: Half fees (paid in January following start of programme)

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Dissertation20 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
cass-masters@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7040 5127
Fax
+44 (0) 20 7040 8685