Taught course

Financial Engineering

University of York · Department of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in a discipline with sufficient background in mathematical sciences, economics and finance. In certain cases we may also consider a 2:2, which would usually come with the condition that you complete the online pre-sessional course in Mathematical Foundations of Quantitative Finance with a final grade of at least 60%.

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of expertise from two leading departments as you combine applied and computational mathematics with econometrics and quantitative finance.

We'll train you in core skills for financial engineering and you'll learn to use the key mathematical models that are fundamental to analysing financial issues. Our option modules will allow you to explore the topics in finance that you are particularly interested in.

Our expert tutors will help you to lay the foundations for a career as a quantitative analyst in top financial institutions, as well as opening opportunities in other careers involving financial management or analysis.

This intensive course is featured on RiskNet and jointly delivered by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323097