Taught course

Financial Modelling and Optimization

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Mathematics
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in mathematics or a mathematical subject such as statistics, physics or engineering.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme gives you a flexible syllabus to suit the demands of employers that use modern financial tools and optimization techniques in areas such as the financial sector and energy markets.

We will give you sound knowledge in financial derivative pricing, portfolio optimization and financial risk management. We will also provide you with the skills to solve some of today’s financial problems, which have themselves been caused by modern financial instruments. This expertise includes modern probability theory, applied statistics, stochastic analysis and optimization.

Adding depth to your learning, our work placement programme puts you at the heart of financial organisations such as Aberdeen Asset Management, Barrie & Hibbert and Lloyds Banking Group.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Secretary
Email
fmomsc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 4885