This programme focuses on the mathematical and statistical methods relevant to financial markets, and the skills and knowledge needed to apply them in practice.
You will gain knowledge of advanced finance concepts while developing quantitative, mathematical and research skills. The programme covers key topics including financial derivative pricing, discrete and continuous time models, risk management and portfolio optimisation, as well as statistical methods for finance.
This Masters is ideal if you have previously studied accounting and finance, economics, mathematics, physics or computing, and are interested in gaining an understanding of how your skills can be applied to financial markets.
It is also an excellent qualification if you are seeking to pursue further postgraduate study, and is recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
You have various opportunities open to you as a Financial Mathematics graduate, including: quantitative analysis, risk management, investment banking, financial consultancy, life/ non-life insurance, accounting and academia.
Graduates have gone on to secure employment with Allianz (London), AstraZeneca, Barclays, Cathay Life Insurance, CITIC Group, Commerzbank, Deloitte, First Direct, Gaz de France, HSBC, KPMG, Moody’s, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, RSA and UKGovernment Actuary’s Department.
We help you to achieve your career ambitions by providing professional development support as part of the Masters programme.
The deadline for International applications is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for UK/EU applications is 31 August 2017.
For further guidance on how to apply, visit: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply/
You can logon from anywhere to join one of these one hour events, which will include:
- Introduction to Leeds University Business School and Masters study
- Advice from one of our Professional Development Tutors, with examples of the career skills you can build and the major companies we work with
- Guidance on how to apply for postgraduate study from our admissions team
- Opportunity to ask your questions
The dates for our next online events are below:
- Thursday 15 December 2016
- Wednesday 22 February 2017
Our Masters Open Days are an opportunity to visit in person, learn more about our Masters degrees and meet our staff. Activities include:
- Presentations, talks and Q&A with academic directors
- Business School tour
- Speak to admissions, academic teaching teams and current Masters students
Our next Masters Open Days:
- Thursday 6 April 2017
- Wednesday 21 June 2017
Please visit our website for further information and to book your place: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/meet-us-at-an-event/
You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant subject e.g. accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics or computing.