Taught course

Mathematical Finance with Conversion Year

University of York · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Applicants require an upper-second class or first class undergraduate (BSc) degree or equivalent in a mathematically based discipline such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics, but candidates with a sufficiently good mathematical background from other areas such as Biology, Economics or Finance will also be considered. As the Conversion Year is an intensive course, potential students should be able demonstrate consistently high academic achievement in their undergraduate degree programme. 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


Course content

Candidates who have a good undergraduate (BSc) degree or equivalent, but whose mathematical background is insufficient for direct entry to the MSc programme, may apply for a place on the Conversion Year for the MSc in Mathematical Finance.

The normal progression requirement for progression from the Conversion Year to the MSc in Mathematical Finance is a final weighted average at 2:1 level (60% or above) for the modules taken in the Conversion Year.

The Conversion Year consists of a selection of modules to the value of 120 credits being part of the undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Finance at the University of York, with emphasis on the mathematical aspects of the course. Module choice is subject to prerequisites, timetabling constraints, availability of modules, and is subject to approval by the Programme Director.

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


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323097