Masters | Postgraduate Course - Financial Mathematics MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £14,500 full-time International: £23,700 full-time
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Financial Mathematics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

The theoretical application of mathematics to the world of finance allows you to make good, informed decisions in the face of uncertainty. With the growth and progression of business across the globe, the need for those who can understand quantitative financial methods are becoming increasingly lucrative, sought-after individuals. For those with a strong mathematical background, and a wish to pursue a finance career, this programme is the ideal introduction to this exciting and expanding field.

To understand, apply and develop these sophisticated methods requires a good understanding of both advanced mathematics and advanced financial theory. By combining the financial expertise in the University of Exeter Business School with our internationally respected Mathematics department, this comprehensive MSc programme will prepare you for careers in areas that require expert skills in mathematical and financial modelling, computational analysis and business management.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • ECMM702 Methods for Stochastics and Finance 15
  • ECMM703 Analysis and Computation for Finance 15
  • ECMM706 Mathematical Theory of Option Pricing 15
  • BEAM047 Fundamentals of Financial Management 15
  • ECMM410. Research Methodology. 15
  • ECMM721 Advanced Mathematics Project 60

Optional modules
Select 45 credits:

  • BEAM029 Topics in Financial Economics 15
  • BEAM032 Investment Analysis 1 15
  • BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
  • BEAM035 Derivatives Pricing 15
  • BEAM036 Domestic and International Portfolio Management 15
  • BEAM038 Investment Analysis II 15
  • BEAM046 Financial Modelling 15
  • BEAM050 Advanced Corporate Finance 15
  • BEAM054 Alternative Investments 15
  • BEEM102 Quantitative and Research Techniques 15
  • BEEM113 Advanced Econometrics 15
  • ECMM718 Dynamical Systems and Chaos 15
  • ECMM401 Pattern Recognition 15
  • ECMM742 Advanced Probability Theory 15
  • ECMXXXX Level 3 or Level M Mathematics Modules 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The professional destinations of our graduates reflect the quality of this programme. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy prosperous and successful careers in several areas after graduation. Graduates of this programme have gone on to enjoy careers as business analysts and directors, and work at companies such as Barclays, Forex TB and Optimum Credit. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey (2011-2016). Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.