Candidates are expected to have a good honours undergraduate degree in a mathematics-based subject (in a widely understood sense, including certain degrees in science). If your undergraduate degree is in business, finance or economics with sufficiently strong mathematics background (equivalent to at least two years of university level mathematics courses), then we encourage you to apply also. We welcome students with recent degrees as well as those with work experience in related disciplines and professions. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
On the MSc programme you will develop skills and competence in Mathematical Finance which are of direct relevance in the field of work. You will also receive Transferable and Generic Skills training, along with the option of choosing various modules to add to the variety of the programme.
Graduates can embark on careers in trading and pricing derivative financial securities (options, futures, forwards, and the like), fund management, risk management, research and development, or pursue further study to PhD level.
The MSc in Mathematical Finance opens up fantastic employment opportunities to successful graduates at/in:
- investment banks;
- hedge funds;
- insurance companies;
- stock brokerage;
- unit trusts;
- pension funds;
- corporate finance departments;
- other financial institutions worldwide.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323097