Taught course

Quantitative Finance

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent 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 draws on recent developments in finance with a quantitative approach to help you understand the structure of financial markets in order for you to make optimal investment decisions.

  • Quantitative Finance will provide you will a detailed understanding of:
    • the structure of financial markets and forecasting of financial data
    • theoretical models in the core areas of quantitative finance, such as option pricing and hedging
    • advanced econometric and calibration methods to construct practical models of asset prices using these theories.
  • You will put theory into practice by using software packages such as C++ and Matlab, and will have access to our Bloomberg training room to enhance your employability skills.
  • You will develop programming skills to utilise in the workplace. In lectures you will be taught the theory and be provided with a financial problem and you will solve these in labs/tutorials.

Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited

www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/

Information for international students

Please see the English language Requirements.

This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more

www.gla.ac.uk/international/visapilot/

www.gla.ac.uk/international/support/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time fee: £11250
International students
Full-time fee: £21020

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • 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