Financial Mathematics - MSc


University of Leeds    Leeds University Business School

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Business & Management (5) Finance (14) Mathematics (25)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc in Financial Mathematics at Leeds University Business School. This prestigious programme offers a unique blend of advanced finance concepts and quantitative skills, preparing you for a successful career in the financial sector. Delve into topics such as financial derivative pricing, risk management, and portfolio optimization, guided by experienced academics from both the Business School and School of Mathematics. With a 2:1 bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics, physics, computing, or engineering, you can embark on this transformative journey. Benefit from cutting-edge facilities including on-campus trading rooms and access to top financial databases like Bloomberg and Refinitiv Eikon. Engage with industry experts through guest lectures and develop practical skills through trading simulations. Join a network of successful alumni who have secured roles in renowned organizations worldwide. Elevate your career prospects with the MSc in Financial Mathematics and become a sought-after professional in the finance industry.

About the course

This degree provides you with knowledge of advanced finance concepts, whilst developing your quantitative, mathematical and research skills.

Taught by experienced academics based in both Leeds University Business School and the School of Mathematics, you’ll cover key topics including financial derivative pricing, discrete and continuous time models, risk management and portfolio optimisation.

You’ll be equipped with a rare combination of mathematical and business finance knowledge, a skillset highly sought after in the financial sector by banks and investment companies. It’s also excellent preparation if you’re interested in pursuing further academic research.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject such as finance, economics, mathematics, physics, computing or engineering. Visit our website for full entry requirements, including the alternative qualifications we accept.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Leeds

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Scholarships

As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following:

Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20% of your class
Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
Strong academic reference(s)
That you bring diversity of background to the class.

We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Half-fee

Eligibility

Scholarships will be awarded to students from Chulalongkorn University who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2022/23:

MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management

Application Procedure

How do I apply?
All students from Chulalongkorn University with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.


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As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following:

Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20% of your class
Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
Strong academic reference(s)
That you bring diversity of background to the class.

We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to all students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2022/23:

MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management.

Application Procedure

How do I apply?
All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.


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If successful, you will be notified at the point of receiving your offer. You will receive an email advising you of the terms of the scholarship.

Scholarships are conditional. In order to confirm your scholarship you will need to make your course at Leeds University Business School your Firm choice by your reply by deadline in UCAS and meet or exceed the conditions of your offer by 31 August at the latest.

Value of Scholarship(s)

An award of 50% of the tuition fee

Eligibility

There are up to 15 scholarships available for self-funding applicants classed as UK for fee purposes who apply for Level 1 entry to an undergraduate course at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

There is no separate application process. All candidates will be assessed via the information provided on the UCAS application form.

We are looking to reward applicants who demonstrate sustained academic excellence and the potential to add to the vibrancy and diversity of our courses.


Find out more

If successful, you will be notified at the point of receiving your offer. You will receive an email advising you of the terms of the scholarship.

Scholarships are conditional. In order to confirm the award of a scholarship you will need to make your course at Leeds University Business School your Firm choice by your reply by deadline in UCAS and meet or exceed the conditions of your offer by 31 August at the latest.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% reduction in tuition fees for each of the three years of study.

Eligibility

The tuition fee reduction of 50% is for three years only and only against full fees. The year in industry or year abroad are not eligible. The scholarship will only be offered in subsequent years if the associated academic performance conditions have been met. Repeat years are not covered under this scheme.

Applicants progressing from the Leeds International Study Centre Foundation Year and the Leeds International Foundation Year programme are not eligible for this award.

Application Procedure

There is no separate application process. All candidates will be assessed via the information provided on the UCAS application form.

We are looking to reward applicants who demonstrate sustained academic excellence and the potential to add to the vibrancy and diversity of our courses.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

10%

Eligibility

Graduates of the University of Leeds are entitled to a 10% bursary on tuition fees.

Application Procedure

How do I apply?
Please follow the instructions on the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary web page.


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Scholarships will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants to Business Masters programmes starting in 2024. These awards are open to all UK applicants.

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

Be classified as a UK student for fee purposes
Have applied for an eligible Business Masters programme for 2024/25*
Not be in receipt of funding from other sources that, combined with this scholarship, would equal to more than 100% of the tuition fee
Demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent
Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities
Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% fee deduction

Eligibility

Particularly deserving UK applicants to Business Masters programmes for 2024 entry. See below for full eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

You will be automatically considered for a Business School Masters Excellence Scholarship when we review your application for your Masters course. You are not required to make a separate scholarship application.

We allocate scholarships throughout the application cycle in line with our staged admissions.


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Scholarships will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants to Business Masters programmes starting in 2024. These awards are open to all international applicants.

To be considered for the scholarship you must:

Be classified as an International student for fee purposes
Have applied for an eligible Business Masters programme for 2024/25.
Not be in receipt of funding from other sources that, combined with this scholarship, would equal to more than 100% of the tuition fee
Demonstrate an excellent academic track record, and be predicted to achieve or have achieved a Bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent
Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extracurricular activities
Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the social and cultural diversity of our Masters programmes and student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% fee deduction

Eligibility

Particularly deserving international applicants (including EU) to Business Masters programmes for 2024 entry. See following details for full eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

You will be automatically considered for a Business School International Excellence Scholarship when we review your application for your Masters course. You are not required to make a separate scholarship application.

We allocate scholarships throughout the application cycle in line with our staged admissions.


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