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Financial Mathematics (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

This masters is run jointly with Heriot-Watt University. It provides you with expertise in financial mathematics, including stochastic calculus, and a range of practical techniques for analysing financial markets. You will also learn quantitative skills for developing and managing risk that are in high demand since the recent financial crisis.

Adding depth to your learning, our work placement programme puts you at the heart of organisations such as Aberdeen Asset Management, Barrie & Hibbert and Lloyds Banking Group.

Programme structure

This programme involves two taught semesters of compulsory and option courses, followed by a dissertation project.

Compulsory courses:

Credit Risk Modelling
Derivatives Markets
Derivative Pricing and Financial Modelling
Discrete-Time Finance
Financial Markets
Special Topics 1
Special Topics 2
Stochastic Analysis in Finance

Option courses:

Deterministic Optimization Methods in Finance
Financial Econometrics
Portfolio Theory
Numerical Techniques of Partial Differential Equations
Optimization Methods in Finance
Statistical Methods
Statistical Inference
Time Series Analysis
Stochastic Control and Dynamic Asset Allocation

Career opportunities

Graduates typically work in major financial institutions or continue their studies by joining PhD programmes.

Visit the Financial Mathematics (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in mathematics or a mathematical subject such as statistics, physics or engineering.

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