Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Quantitative Finance and Mathematics

This course focuses on practical computational and applied mathematics aspects of finance and uncertainty.

Entry requirements

Entry requires a UK 2.1 degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, or a related subject with a substantial mathematics content from a British or overseas university. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: modelling and tools; derivative markets, pricing and financial modelling; statistical methods; stochastic simulation; modern portfolio theory; MSc project; optional modules: optimisation; enterprise risk management; data mining and machine learning; financial markets; software engineering foundations; Bayesian inference and computational methods; financial engineering; numerical analysis (partial differential equations); advanced derivative pricing; numerical techniques for partial differential equations with either time series or financial econometrics; advanced software engineering.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (EU) 2 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (England) 2 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (International) 2 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (Northern Ireland) 2 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (Scotland) 2 months
MSc Part-time day September 2016 GBP 4,030 per Dissertation (Wales) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (EU) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (England) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (International) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (Scotland) 2 months
Short Course Certificate Part-time day September 2016 GBP 1,800 per Module (Wales) 2 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,730 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
0131 4514152