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About the course

Why this course?

Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products.

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

This masters course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class honours degree or international equivalent in:

science subjects (eg physics, chemistry or computing science)
business subjects (eg business studies, accounting or economics)
Mathematics/statistics graduates should contact the course director to discuss applying for this course.

Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.

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Student Profile(s)

Julia Loder

Our programme leader, Tony Mullholland, helps us with everything. I feel very well prepared for entering the job market when I finish.

Thomas Van Wees

The course contains a lot of maths, programming and finance which is a nice combination. I want to obtain the skills they're teaching us as I think that's what industry is looking for.

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