Taught course

Mathematical Finance

University of York · Department of Mathematics

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Entry requirements

You should hold (or expect to achieve) an honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent in Mathematics or a related subject (including certain science degrees). We will also accept a 2:2 honours degree in a mathematically-based discipline if you complete the online pre-sessional course Mathematical Foundations of Quantitative Finance with a final grade of at least 60%.

Mathematically-based disciplines include Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics or Enginneering, but candidates with a sufficiently strong mathematical background from other areas such as Biology, Economics or Finance will also be considered.

We are looking for a minimum of two years (four semesters or six trimesters) of university level courses in mathematics. We welcome students with recent degrees as well as those with work experience in related disciplines and professions.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Taught entirely online, our MSc in Mathematical Finance will give you the skills you need to work in the financial sector and adapt quickly to new developments in the field.

This distance learning programme builds on the strength and success of the campus-based MSc Mathematical Finance. You'll develop your skills and competence in mathematical and quantitative finance in a flexible learning environment, suitable for a diverse range of students from across the world.

Our team of dedicated academic staff are leaders in their field, and you'll work closely with them through regular one-to-one online tutorials and supervisory sessions.

If you'd like to study this course but feel the need to revise and consolidate your mathematics background before starting, we offer an online pre-sessional course: Mathematical Foundations of Quantitative Finance.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    18-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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