University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Quantitative Finance

This programme offers training in the core areas of finance. It draws on recent developments in each of the subject areas with a quantitative approach to understanding the structure of financial markets and forecasting their expected movements.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent; normally this should be a degree in economics, finance, engineering, physics or another highly mathematical discipline.

Course modules

Students take 4 core courses, 2 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Core courses; basic econometrics; financial derivatives; mathematical finance; modelling and forecasting financial markets. Optional courses; advanced portfolio analysis (co-requisite for portfolio analysis and investment); applied computational finance; c++ in finance (mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course); empirical asset pricing (basic econometrics or portfolio analysis and investment or economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course); economic fundamentals and financial markets; financial market micro structure; game theory with applications in economics and finance; portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for advanced portfolio analysis).

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Key information

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Business School
Telephone number: 
0141 330 5061