Entry requires a good first degree, of at least UK 2.1 standard or equivalent, containing some maths and/or statistics content. Applicants who apply for an MSc programme but don't meet the entry requirements (in terms of relevant maths/statistics content) will automatically be considered for the Graduate Certificate as an alternative, where appropriate. The programme is not suitable for graduates who have not studied any maths and/or statistics at degree level. Please contact the School if you wish to discuss your suitability for the programme in more detail.
Months of entry
The Graduate Certificate is designed for applicants who wish to study one of our MSc programmes but who have not studied a sufficient level of mathematics or statistics at University to meet the entry requirements.
Following this programme will allow you to gain the required knowledge and skills of mathematics and statistics to prepare you for undertaking one of the following MSc programmes.
Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics Department:
MSc in Actuarial Science; MSc in Financial Mathematics; MSc in Quantitative Financial Risk Management, MSc in Quantitative Financial Engineering.
MSc in Applied Mathematical Sciences (all streams); MSc in Computational Mathematics; MSc in Mathematics, MSc in Quantitative Finance and Mathematics.
Most students will follow a non-graduating programme of study and do not complete the higher level requirements for the award of a PG Certificate or PG Diploma, althugh this is possible provided you have qualifications in mathematics equivalent to level 8 or beyond.
The exact courses you will study will depend on:
1) the level of mathematics you have studied at University level to date;
2) the specific MSc you are planning to study the following year.
It is possible to be issued with a combined offer for the Graduate Certificate followed by your chosen MSc in the following year. Progression to the MSc in the following year will require an overall average of at least 65% in all examinations taken.
Information for international students
The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS overall 6.5 (with no score lower than 5.5 in any individual category). or equivalent. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme.
Fees and funding
For details of all scholarship opportunities please visit our website or contact us by email.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- June Maxwell
- +44 (0)131 451 8337