University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Financial Mathematics

Quantitative financial methods are one of the fastest growing areas of the present day banking and corporate environments. The solution by Black, Scholes and Merton of the option pricing problem set off a revolution in finance resulting in the introduction of sophisticated mathematical techniques in the financial markets and corporate planning. 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 the College's expertise in mathematics, this MSc programme, prepares students for careers in areas such as international banking or international business. For those with a strong mathematical background, and a wish to pursue a finance career, this programme is the ideal introduction to this exciting field. The course is EQUIS accredited and the Business School has collaborative connections with businesses including Canon, Thomson Reuters, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, Coca Cola and the Met Office.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mathematics, science or engineering subject, with significant mathematics content. International applicants must meet the English language requirement.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The compulsory modules can include; Methods for Stochastics and Finance; Analysis and Computation for Finance; Mathematical Theory of Option Pricing; Fundamentals of Financial Management; Research Methodology and Advanced Mathematics Project;
Some examples of the optional modules are as follows; Topics in Financial Economics; Investment Analysis; Banking and Financial Services; Derivatives Pricing; Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Investment Analysis; Financial Modelling; Advanced Corporate Finance; Alternative Investments; Quantitative and Research Techniques; Advanced Econometrics; Dynamical Systems and Chaos; Pattern Recognition; Introduction to C++ and Level 3 Mathematics Modules.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
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