Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, engineering, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative element.

Applications are also welcome from those with appropriate professional qualifications, or those who can demonstrate relevant practical experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products.

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

This masters course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

You’ll gain:

  • a good understanding of financial theory and analysis
  • an appreciation of financial markets
  • a practical understanding of numerical methods in finance
  • an introduction to programming for financial applications
  • an understanding of the role of computers in business processes

For more course information please see the website.

Information for international students

Please see our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £12,00 Non EU £21,500

For more funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Tony Mulholland
0141 548 2971