Taught course

Financial Mathematics

University of Exeter · Mathematics

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.

Months of entry


Course content

Quantitative financial methods are one of the fastest growing areas of the present day banking and corporate environments. The solution by Black, Scholes and Merton of the option pricing problem set off a revolution in finance resulting in the introduction of sophisticated mathematical techniques in the financial markets and corporate planning.

To understand, apply and develop these sophisticated methods requires a good understanding of both advanced mathematics and advanced financial theory. By combining the financial expertise in the University of Exeter Business School with the College's expertise in mathematics, this MSc programme, prepares students for careers in areas such as international banking or international business. For those with a strong mathematical background, and a wish to pursue a finance career, this programme is the ideal introduction to this exciting field.

The course is EQUIS accredited and the Business School has collaborative connections with businesses including Canon, Thomson Reuters, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, Coca Cola and the Met Office.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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