MSc in Statistics and Computational Finance
This one year MSc programme in Statistics and Computational Finance aims to train students to work as professional statisticians, not only at the interface between statistics and finance, but to provide skills applicable in sociology, health science, medical science, biology, and other scientific areas where data analysis is needed. The emphasis of the programme is on data analysis. It will equip students with contemporary statistical ideas and methodologies as well as advanced knowledge, which will make students very competitive to industry, academic and governmental institutions. There are excellent career prospects for employment in industry and the public sector for our graduates. An MSc degree in Statistics and Computational Finance provides attractive employment opportunities in financial industries, government, consultancy companies, research centres, and other industries where data analysis is needed. Students with an interest in academic work may also decide to continue on a PhD programme in Statistics or a related field, for which the MSc in Statistics and Computational Finance provides a sound foundation. This programme is delivered by the Department of Mathematics.
Candidates are expected to have a second class honours degree, or equivalent, with a significant mathematical (and, preferably, statistical) component. Applicants who have other qualifications or have studied overseas are welcome. For more details, see Entry Requirements.
Applications are invited for the next intake of students in the Autumn of 2013. Please go to the Enquiries and Applications section for further information.
Students intending to start the course in 2013 should note that the Autumn Term starts on Monday 30 September 2013 and they should arrange their travel plans so that they are in York by that date.
For details of the modules offered, see Programme Structure.
Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK. YO10 5DD