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 first degree (2:1 or higher) in a relevant subject e.g. accounting, finance, economics, mathematics, physics or computing. If English is not your first 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 two optional modules. Non-dissertation route: current issues in finance; plus one of the following: consumer and corporate credit; securities markets microstructure; plus three 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0113 343 4908