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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

    Mathematics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time; 3 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    08 July 2019

The MSc in Mathematics and Computing for Finance is designed to meet the demand for specially trained mathematicians in the world’s finance and insurance markets.

Banks have an urgent need for employees with advanced mathematical skills and the ability to develop a company-wide understanding of turbulent financial markets.

As a student on the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course, you will study different elements of mathematics and computing, and develop your research, project management, and written communication skills. 

Our extensive expert support helps to shape your dissertation into an excellent foundation for your future career.

Upon graduating the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course you will be a knowledgeable and specialised mathematician with proven skills to independently deliver a substantial project, and the potential to make a serious difference in any organisation.

Why Mathematics and Computing for Finance at Swansea?

  • Our new £32.5m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences provides state-of-the-art learning facilities
  • Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 350 [QS World University Rankings 2017]
  • Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 400 [301-400 (out of 500) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
  • Swansea University is UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]

Your Mathematics and Computing for Finance experience

You first study a wide range of modules covering topics including stochastic processes, algebraic coding theory, black scholes theory and financial mathematics. In the second part of the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course you complete a significant dissertation project.

Over the course of your studies in Mathematics and Computing for Finance you are assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and the dissertation.

Your studies are supported by facilities including the main university library - containing an extensive collection of mathematics resources, and our Information Services and Systems (ISS).

Also available to you is the Aubrey Truman Reading Room in the centre of the department. This is home to the departmental library and a suite of computers.

Mathematics and Computing for Finance employment opportunities

An MSc in Mathematics & Computing for Finance significantly improves your career prospects. Popular career destinations include the actuarial profession, finance, technology and business, where mathematicians are in demand for statistical analysis, research and development positions.

Recent Swansea graduates have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government.

Mathematics and Computing for Finance modules

Modules on the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course may include:

  • Programming in Java
  • Numerics of ODEs and PDEs
  • Differential Equations
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Black-Scholes Theory
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Itô Calculus and Stochastic Differential Equations

How you're taught on the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course

On the Mathematics and Computing for Finance course you will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and a Dissertation.

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Visit the Mathematics and Computing for Finance MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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