Taught course

Mathematical Finance

Loughborough University · Department of Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a subject with a high mathematical content.

Months of entry


Course content

The depth of maths taught in our mathematical finance master's will give you the skills you need to succeed in the finance sector. It is also the ideal preparation if you want to pursue a research career in stochastic analysis, financial mathematics and other relevant areas.

The programme is designed to provide you with the strong mathematical skills, computational techniques and finance background needed to work in the financial sector. It could also open up careers in investment banking, hedge funds, insurance companies and the finance departments of large corporations

Drawing on the expertise within our Department of Mathematical Sciences, you will undertake core modules in stochastic analysis and measure theory, whilst also choosing optional modules covering wide-ranging topics of interest, including corporate finance, functional analysis and asset management.

In addition, the 14 weeks at the end of the programme are devoted to an individual project, which you will complete under the supervision of your departmental supervisor

As a student, you will have access to our computing laboratory which boasts a dedicated team to help you with any IT queries. You will also benefit from our £4 million refurbished department building, which has a spacious student activity area and dedicated state-of-the-art resources.

Who should study this programme?

There is a strong demand within the finance industry for individuals with strong quantitative skills and a thorough understanding of financial mathematics, including the ability to specialise in derivative securities, investment, risk management etc. Our Mathematical Finance master's will suit students seeking to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in a range of financial sectors. It also includes a substantial research project that will build your research skills, providing excellent preparation if you plan to pursue further research or an academic career.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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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