University of York

University of York

Mathematical Finance (online)

The online programme is designed to meet the needs of participants who wish to pursue a rigorous course of study in mathematical and quantitative finance without disrupting their professional or personal commitments; a variety of distance learning tools and approaches are deployed: interactive presentations on CDs or DVDs in lieu of lectures; synchronous one-to-one tutorials via Internet conferencing with audio, video and handwriting capabilities; web-based Virtual Learning Environments (VLE); asynchronous discussion forums; printed and electronic lecture notes and workbooks with solutions; support via email, Internet telephony and Internet conferencing.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class or 1st Class undergraduate (BSc) degree or equivalent in a mathematically based discipline such as mathematics or statistics, physics, chemistry, computer science or engineering, but candidates with a sufficiently good mathematical background from other areas such as biology, economics or finance will also be considered. We welcome applications from candidates with taught postgraduate degrees (for example, MSc, MBA) either in a mathematical subject or in a finance related subject combined with sufficient mathematical background.

Course modules

This programme consists of 3 stages: certificate stage: mathematical methods of finance (online version); discrete time modelling and derivative securities (online version); portfolio theory and risk management (online version). Diploma Stage: stochastic calculus and Black-Scholes theory (online version); numerical and computing techniques in finance (online version); modelling of bonds, term structure, and interest rate derivatives (online version); Dissertation Stage: mathematical finance dissertation (online version).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by means of written coursework submitted electronically and a recorded online Viva Voce (an oral examination) held at the end of each of the three stages (Certificate, Diploma, Dissertation) of the programme.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 14,940 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months
MSc Online study £ 14,940 per Whole course (overseas fees) 36 months
PgCert Online study £ 4,960 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Online study £ 4,960 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Online study £ 14,940 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Online study £ 14,940 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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