Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Financial Mathematics

Students learn about advanced finance concepts as well as acquiring knowledge of quantitative, mathematical, analytical and research skills which have direct application to the professional environment the programme combines finance modules with mathematics modules to provide students with the best of both worlds; topics covered include financial derivatives, risk and insurance, corporate finance, market microstructures, financial econometrics, and computer programming.

Entry requirements

You should have a good 1st degree (2.1 or higher) in a relevant subject e.g. accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics or computing. If English is not your 1st language you need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6 or more in each section), or TOEFL iBT equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Computations in finance; continuous time finance; corporate finance; discrete time finance; applied statistics and probability; optimisation methods for finance; risk management. Dissertation route: Research methods in financial mathematics; dissertation; plus 2 optional modules. Non-dissertation route: Current issues in finance; plus 1 of the following: Consumer and corporate credit; securities markets microstructure; plus 3 optional modules. Optional modules: Security investment analysis; portfolio risk management; risk and insurance; financial derivatives; models in actuarial science; behavioural finance.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of part fee scholarships available for UK, EU and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Leeds University Business School
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0113 343 2613