Entry requirements

We are looking to train those who not only have a strong background in mathematics but possess the ability to communicate and the desire for a successful career in a dynamic and competitive industry. This course is not suitable for finance professionals without graduate-level mathematical training. A 2:1 degree or equivalent if outside the UK in mathematics or a very substantially mathematical subject such as statistics, physics or engineering is required.

Months of entry


Course content

You will study background finance, coupled with the development of the key background mathematics of stochastic calculus. These will prepare the ground for theoretical courses on mathematical applications in finance and a range of courses on numerical techniques for the practical implementation of the ideas. Overall this programme offers a unique combination of subjects from financial markets to theoretical maths.
Students will gain an understanding of mathematical concepts in research papers in the area and make a significant contribution to prospective employers in the industry.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations65
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Programme Secretary
0131 451 4885