Taught course

Financial Mathematics

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Entry requires a UK 2.1 degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Actuarial Science or Statistics. Applicants are required to have completed courses on probability, statistics, analysis/calculus and ordinary differential equations. Knowledge of partial differential equations, time series and multivariate statistics is desirable.

MSc Financial Mathematics is not suitable for graduates in Financial Engineering, Finance, Accounting or non-STEM subjects.

We are looking to train those who not only have a strong background in mathematics, but who also possess the ability to communicate effectively, and have the desire to succeed in a dynamic and competitive industry.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Financial Mathematics covers the advanced mathematics that’s revolutionised finance since the early 1970's. If you’re passionate about mathematics and keen to build a career in finance, it could be the ideal choice. The masters in Financial Mathematics course is part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences. It offers an intensive training in the mathematical ideas and tools vital to the finance industry. So it’ll equip you for a range of exciting and potentially high-earning career opportunities.

The MSc Financial Mathematics is part of a joint programme between us and the University of Edinburgh. So you’ll be fully enrolled at both universities. That means access to all the services offered by each institution, plus a degree certificate with both universities named as the awarding bodies.

Information for international students

Important: If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no skill under 6.0), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 92 with at least 20 in each section)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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