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MSc Mathematical Finance

Course Description


Practices in the financial markets over the last years have contributed to the current economic situation. This specialised programme that has been designed to provide you with the necessary mathematical techniques and tools to understand and model the complexity of financial markets, and to succeed in a future career in the finance industry.

Designed to equip talented individuals with the skills necessary for a successful career in finance, this MSc brings together the strengths of two highly respected schools at Queen Mary – Mathematical Sciences, and Economics and Finance – to give you an in-depth understanding of the subject. Rigorous training is provided, relevant to roles in quantitative analysis, trading, financial engineering and structuring, risk management, and software development.

The programme consists of eight modules and a dissertation. You will develop an advanced understanding of the mathematical models used in finance, learn about a range of important numerical tools and techniques, gain practical skills in computer programming, and undertake a substantial research project under expert supervision in a chosen area of interest. Past dissertation topics have been in areas such as the distribution of loan portfolio value; passport options; the Heston stochastic volatility model, pricing American options using Monte-Carlo, and asset pricing with jump diffusion models.

This programme will:

Introduce you to the mathematics used by practitioners in the field.
Provide you a rigorous training and strong analytical and quantitative skills in finance.
Cover a wide range of analytical tools applied in quantitative asset pricing and financial derivatives.

Visit the MSc Mathematical Finance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles

QMUL School of Economics and Finance Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 60 scholarships to outstanding applicants. The scholarship value is £5,000 (slightly more for MSc Economics students) and is open to all postgraduate taught courses in the School.As well as the quality of your undergraduate transcript, we take into account additional information outlined below: Preference is given to applications for MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc Investment and Finance, MSc Investment Banking , MSc Finance and Econometrics, MSc Behavioural Finance
Weight will be given to applicants who are attending or graduated from a top 100 university according to Shanghai Ranking, Top Universities, The Guardian, and Times Higher Education
In order to maintain the diversity of our student intakes, students studying in the following countries will be given preference: Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £10,000


Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration
Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modulesFor full details, please visit the QMUL website

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.Please note, applicants will be required to return the completed scholarship form within a month of receiving it from the School of Economics and Finance. Additionally, due to the high volume of qualified applicants, there may be a delay in application turnaround time and we encourage you to apply early.

Further Information



Scholarships for Overseas Students - 20+ Awards

Admissions will consider all MSc applicants from these countries with a 2:1 or equivalent who apply before end of May 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The School of Economics and Finance is offering 30 partial scholarships of £3,000, which are available to all applicants from South East Asia, South Asia, Turkey and Latin America.

Application Procedure

You do not have to submit a separate application and will be automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of offer. Successful candidates will be notified by email and post.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirement for the MSc in Mathematical Finance is the equivalent of a British first or good upper second class honours degree in a subject with a substantial mathematical component: for example, mathematics, statistics, physics, economics, computer science or engineering. There is an English language requirement of IELTS 6.5.

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