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 micro- and macroeconomics and econometrics within their first degree Course Syllabus: You may also 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 however and will only be requested by the admissions team if required as part of the assessment process. References: Applicants will need to submit two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference. 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. 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Quantitative Finance develops sophisticated statistical, programming and economic skills for roles in areas such as quantitative asset management and risk management.
The MSc in Quantitative Finance will equip you with a rigorous understanding of the theory behind asset pricing, fixed income securities and risk management, supported by solid knowledge of numerical analysis and programming languages; special emphasis is on econometric techniques as forecasting and market microstructure analysis.
Typical career paths of graduates from our MSc in Quantitative Finance include research positions (in both financial and academic institutions), or roles involving the assessment of market microstructure across a number of exchanges, stress testing/scenario analysis, development and improvements of asset allocation models and analysis of potential investment vehicles across different asset classes, such as Hedge Funds Risk Analyst, Financial Analyst and Asset Allocation Analyst.
The demand for recruits with strong quantitative skills has spread beyond the pure derivatives area, and graduates from the course move into a range of careers in the financial sector. Cass's proximity to the City of London helps graduates to access outstanding career opportunities, especially as Cass has close links with many City institutions.

Information for international students

If English is not the first language of a candidate, then evidence of proficiency is required such as prior study in English, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate or TOEFL. A minimum score of 7 in IELTS, 600 in TOEFL (250 computer-based) is required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: TBC
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

full time
9-12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation (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