Taught course

Quantitative Finance

Lancaster University · Economics

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Numerate subject such as Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Management Science, Engineering. Familiarity at undergraduate level with topics such as probability and statistics, calculus and linear algebra is essential.

It is recommended for your previous studies to have covered the following modules: Maths – Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra (Matrices); Physics, Econometrics, Game Theory, Risk Theory, Operations Research, Complex Functions, Stochastic Processes, Signal Processing, Actuarial Science, Simulation, Computer Science and Engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year interdisciplinary MSc programme delivered by the Management School and the Faculty of Science and Technology is designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the problems and issues in the financial sector, and enables you to develop advanced analytical, problem-solving and technical skills.

The programme gives you access to expertise and facilities in different but related areas, and offers a wide range of potential topics for your summer dissertation. Optional modules also allow you to develop particular specialisms.

You will acquire skills in data and financial analysis, forecasting, optimisation, and computer programming. You’ll also become proficient in various statistical and econometrics packages.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

LUMS Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 592938