Taught course

Quantitative Finance

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme offers training in the core areas of finance. It draws on recent developments in each of the subject areas with a quantitative approach to understanding the structure of financial markets and forecasting their expected movements.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme will develop both your understanding of theory in lecture-based teaching and its practical application in computer labs, allowing you to develop real-life skills, such as pricing financial derivatives and forecasting exchange rates.
  • The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics and finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%.
  • The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Programme structure

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial derivatives
  • Mathematical finance
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets.

Optional courses may include

  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Applied computational finance
  • C++ in finance
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Game theory with applications in economics and finance
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for a career in financial institutions, government organisations and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Graduates from this programme have embarked on careers such as consultants, lecturers, senior analysts, and PhD researchers.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £10,650
International students
Full time: EU £10,650 Non EU £20,150

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This Masters programme offers training in the core areas of finance, drawing on recent developments in each of the subject areas with a quantitative approach to understanding the structure of financial markets and forecasting their expected movements.

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk