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Full time September MSc 12 months full-time
Business & Management (5) Finance (14) Mathematics (25)

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Are you ready to step into the world of finance with confidence and expertise? The Quantitative Finance MSc programme at Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science is tailored for individuals with a knack for mathematics, statistics, and computing, even if not extensively studied in their undergraduate degree. This innovative course equips you with the essential skills to thrive in the financial industry, offering a blend of financial theory, mathematical models, and programming for financial applications. With a curriculum focusing on finance and mathematical theory, computer implementations, and practical skills, you'll delve into topics like financial markets, numerical methods, and programming. The programme also provides the opportunity for an industry-based project, allowing you to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges. Entry requirements include a minimum second-class Honours degree or international equivalent in various disciplines, with prior mathematical knowledge recommended. Join us and pave your way to a successful career as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

About the course

The MSc in Quantitative Finance has been developed to address the demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in financial tools, products and software.

The course is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science. It's been designed for those with a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing who haven't studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree. The course allows students with different degree backgrounds to learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

The programme will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management leading to roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree or international equivalent in:

- engineering
- 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 their application.

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.

This MSc requires some prior mathematical knowledge for example:

A Level or equivalent or undergraduate classes in:

Calculus
Linear Algebra
Differential equations
Probability
Statistics

If possible, please provide evidence of this in your application (eg transcript, certificate, etc)




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Where will I study?

Where is University of Strathclyde

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Student Profile

Tran Ha Dung

The course has exactly what I was looking for, equipping myself with knowledge in finance, math, computer sciences as well as a quantitative set of skills to become a future quant. I carefully read all the information about the course in the University website and also asked for a detailed syllabus. After researching, I found the course really suited me, so I signed up to it.

Find out more about Tran Ha Dung's Strathclyde experience - https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/quantitativefinance/tranhadung/

Scholarships

Scholarships of £1,400 are available to new students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who complete a scholarship application form and can demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,400

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship for UK Fee-paying Students, candidates must:

Be a new student holding an offer of admission for a taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be eligible for tuition fees at the Home or RUK fee rate.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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Scholarships of between £5,000 - £7,000 are available to new international students joining a postgraduate taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate excellent academic performance (current and/ or previously gained) and any relevant extra-curricular or professional experience.

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Awards may be allocated early in the application cycle and so making an early application for admission is advised.

Please do not submit duplicate scholarship applications as all scholarship application forms submitted will remain under consideration until the deadline of 31 July 2024.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £7,000

Eligibility

In order to be considered for a Faculty of Science International Masters Scholarship, candidates must:

Be a new, international fee-paying student holding an offer of admission for a full-time, taught masters degree in the Faculty of Science for the 2024/2025 academic year.
Be self-funded. Students who receive full scholarships, for example from a government office or embassy, will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

A link to the scholarship application form will be included in an applicant’s offer of admission. Awards will be allocated from 17 January 2024.


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