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MSc Financial Mathematics


Course Description

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).

Your Career

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.

Apply now

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/

Online events

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

Open events

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/

Visit the MSc Financial Mathematics page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
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Business School General Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:- Leeds Alumni Bursary
University of Leeds graduates are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Leeds graduates with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary towards fees

Eligibility

- Leeds Alumni Bursary
If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) and so resulting in a total award of 20%. For more information on eligibility and qualifying awards, please visit the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters programme beginning in September 2017 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


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Masters in Finance Scholarship in Partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok - 2 Awards

2 half fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;- Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20 percent of your class
- Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
- Strong academic reference(s)
- That you bring diversity of background to the classWe will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

All students from Chulalongkorn University who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2017/18:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management.

Application Procedure

All students from Chulalongkorn University with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.You will be told by the end of April 2017 if you have been successful.

Further Information

http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


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Masters in Finance Scholarship in Partnership with Tara Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Single Award

One scholarship for the full tuition fee.As well as meeting the conditions for your offer, you will need to demonstrate the following;- Outstanding academic credentials i.e. likely to be in the top 20 percent of your class
- Evidence of achievement explained in your personal statement (for example prizes or awards received, where you were placed in your class)
- Strong academic reference(s)
- That you bring diversity of background to the class.We will also consider your potential to be a successful ambassador for the Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv who have received an offer to study any of the following Masters programmes in 2017/18:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management.

Application Procedure

All students from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with an offer to study will automatically be considered for a scholarship against set criteria. There is no additional scholarship application process.You will be told by the end of July 2017 if you have been successful.

Further Information

http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


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Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarships - 10 Awards

10 scholarships covering half the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

Particularly deserving international applicants wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Financial Risk Management

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
30 April 2017 23.59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


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Masters in Accounting and Finance UK/EU Excellence Scholarships - 10 Awards

10 half-fee scholarships towards the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the relevant Masters programme for 2016/2017.
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

half-fee

Eligibility

Particularly deserving UK/EU applicants wishing to undertake the following Masters programmes in 2016/2017:MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Actuarial Finance
MSc Banking and International Finance
MSc Finance and Investment
MSc Financial Risk Management
MSc Financial Mathematics

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


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Dean's Excellence Scholarship - UK/EU - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding students from the UK/EU who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Dean's Excellence Scholarship - International - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding international students who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships



Entry Requirements

You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant subject e.g. accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics or computing.

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