Taught course

Mathematical Finance

University of Birmingham · School of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree in Mathematics or a programme with advanced mathematical components.

Students from JBJI who obtain a minimum 2:1 and the IELTS English (mandatory to obtain the Degree) will have automatic acceptance onto this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, offered by the School of Mathematics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.

Mathematical Finance is a multidisciplinary field that involves the application of economic theory, mathematics, statistics and computer programming skills, to analyse and manage financial opportunities. Our MSc in Mathematical Finance develops your understanding of contemporary mathematical models and their application in the financial sector, whilst providing the flexibility to tailor your degree with optional modules in areas that interest you.

You will take core modules in mathematical finance and stochastic processes, and then choose from topics offered by the School of Mathematics, the Department of Economics, and the School of Computer Science. This programme will support you to achieve the highest levels in mathematical finance, developing the most advanced computational and programming techniques. With the skills and knowledge developed on this course you will be well-placed to advance quickly in a field where there is a growing global shortage of highly qualified people.

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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