Taught course

Financial Mathematics

Middlesex University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years work experience. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

A combination of mathematics, statistics and computing, financial mathematics is a specialism vital to the day-to-day functioning of the world's economic institutions. Highly technical and theoretical aspects of mathematics take on a practical importance which can affect millions of lives through this fascinating discipline, which involves predicting the behaviour of markets and suggesting strategies for investment.

Why study MSc Financial Mathematics at Middlesex
We believe strongly that the work you do must be relevant to the world of work – that's why our course has a strong practical slant. It also has the unusual and significant advantage of including from-scratch training in computer programming, allowing you to develop first-class computing skills alongside your mathematical expertise.You'll need a good degree in maths, or a related subject like physics or engineering, but no prior knowledge of finance.
Course highlights
  • Our course combines a comprehensive grounding in the theory of financial mathematics with thorough practical training
  • Our subscriptions to Bloomberg and Datastream allow you to work with real datasets
  • We'll teach you to code in widely-used languages such as C++, Java and Python, without the need for prior experience
  • Guest lectures from industry specialists allow you to gain insights from practising professionals into real-life situations
  • The course is designed either for graduates considering a financial career, or for those already working in the industry looking for a greater understanding of finance and insurance risk

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,000 per year full-time
International students
£12,000 per year full-time

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details