Taught course

Mathematics and Computing for Finance

Swansea University · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering. IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Months of entry


Course content

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The MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance course has been designed to meet the growing demand for specially trained mathematicians to work in the world’s financial markets and insurance.

Despite the current volatile nature of the banking industry, many banks still have a pressing need for employees with advanced mathematical skills who can further their understanding of turbulence in financial markets.

On the course you will study different elements of both mathematics and computing in addition to developing your communication and presentational skills through a project you will undertake. You will be fully supported to ensure that your project is best suited to support your future career plans.

As a student on the MSc Mathematics and Computing for Finance you will study a range of modules covering various topics including:

  • Stochastic Calculus based on Brownian Motion
  • Levy processes and more general jump processes
  • The advanced Black-Scholes theory
  • Theory and numerics of parabolic differential equations
  • Java programming
  • Theory of algorithms
  • Internet systems

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Department of Mathematics
+44 (0)1792 606428