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Statistics with Applications to Finance - MSc


University of Leeds School of Mathematics

Full time September MSc 12 months full time

About the course

This Masters degree combines in-depth training in mainstream advanced statistical modelling with a specialisation in financial mathematics.

Statistics with Applications to Finance MSc is a focused degree programme which enables you to broaden and deepen your understanding of statistics and financial applications.

As well as the statistics expertise within the School of Mathematics, the MSc also draws on experience in Financial Mathematics, a joint venture between the School of Mathematics and Leeds University Business School.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Course content

The first two semesters of your course will consist of taught modules and in the third semester you will devote your time to a major dissertation. Within each semester you will take

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a subject containing a substantial mathematical and statistical component.

Successful applicants will have a foundation in Statistics including strong grades in statistical modules. We may ask for further detailed module information if these are not clear on your transcript. We do not normally accept degrees in Accountancy or Finance.


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Danfier Rivero Suarez

"I enjoy problem solving and love a challenge. My field of study is in statistics, and I discovered my interest in this area whilst doing my undergraduate degree, where I had my first academic experience, in the role of teaching assistant. I really enjoyed teaching statistical methods and providing support to students with statistics and mathematics.

I believe that my MSc Statistics with Applications to Finance is a challenging and rewarding course. The more I learn about statistics and finance, the more excited I become about my chosen field.

I think that studying abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences of your life. It's a great opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language and a new culture. I've found an excellent Masters course at the University of Leeds, which has a great reputation. Also, Leeds is a lovely and affordable city.

I've been really lucky to have loads of memorable experiences whilst I have been at the University. But for me, the most memorable part of my university experience so far is the international friends I have made. Finding friends like that is truly memorable.

I'd highly recommend coming to the University of Leeds to study. Regardless of the course you choose, the University provides a top notch education to prepare you for the world beyond university life and the experiences and friendships you gain whilst living in such a fantastic city will last a lifetime.

At the moment, I'm really focused on my dissertation related to financial risk management, and want to learn more about this topic. After that, I am really interested to develop my career in financial risk management."


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