Taught course

Statistics with Financial Mathematics

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree in mathematics, which must include a significant proportion of modern theorem and proof-based mathematics. A strong performance in a module based on rigorous mathematical analysis is essential.

Your degree must also include a substantial component in statistics and probability theory.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society

Graduates with skills in these areas are in demand. The course is about applying probabilistic, statistical and mathematical techniques in the finance industry. It’s based on the MSc Statistics with additional training in the concepts, models and tools of modern mathematical finance.

Teaching

There are lectures, tutorials and computing sessions. You’ll do group work, presentations and role play. Most statistics lectures are recorded so you can watch them again later.

The distance learning option is taught online with support via email and an online forum. Distance learners also come to the University for residential weeks.

Assessment

You’re assessed by exams, project work and a dissertation.

Not quite ready for a masters course yet?

We also offer a Graduate Certificate in Statistics. This nine-month, part-time course is designed for students who need extra training to qualify for one of our masters degrees. It’s taught by distance learning, so you only need to be in Sheffield for your exams in June.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

You may be able to get funding from the University or an external company. Course-specific studentships may also be available. You should apply for these as soon as possible.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-36 PT months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
postgrad-maths@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 3789