We usually ask for a 2:1 honours degree in mathematics, or equivalent, 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.
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
Months of entry
Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society
The course is about applying probabilistic, statistical and mathematical techniques in the finance industry. Graduates with skills in these areas are in demand. It’s based on the MSc Statistics with additional training in the concepts, models and tools of modern mathematical finance.
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
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught
Fees and funding
The University of Sheffield has scholarships available to support masters students. Students on our MSc Statistics with Financial Mathematics course often have the costs of their degree covered by their employer.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24-36 months
- Distance learningis available for this qualification
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 3789