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MSc in Mathematical Finance

This is an exciting and intensive one-year taught postgraduate programme. Our team of dedicated lecturers and support staff help to keep the course one of our most popular. In each year the class consists of around 40 students, typically from about 10 to 15 different countries.

The Department of Mathematics, the University of York, and the historic City of York provide a uniquely attractive environment in which to live and study.

On this MSc programme you will develop skills and competence in Mathematical Finance which are of direct relevance in the field of work. For details of the modules offered please see Programme Structure. If you are not able to commit yourself to full-time campus-based study and would prefer to study by online distance learning then please visit the MSc in Mathematical Finance by Online Distance Learning.

The MSc in Mathematical Finance opens up fantastic employment opportunities to successful graduates at/in:

  • investment banks
  • hedge funds
  • insurance companies
  • stock brokerage
  • unit trusts
  • pension funds
  • corporate finance departments
  • other financial institutions worldwide

Graduates can embark on careers in trading and pricing derivative financial securities (options, futures, forwards, and the like), fund management, risk management, research and development, or pursue further study to PhD level. For more information about career opportunities, please visit the Career opportunities section.

The course is delivered by an experienced team. You will also receive Transferable and Generic Skills training, along with the option of choosing various modules to add to the variety of the programme.

Applications and Enquiries

Please go to the Enquiries & Applications section. Enquiries should be directed to: Postgraduate Administrator, Department of Mathematics, University of York, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom, tel: +44-(0)1904-323097, fax: +44-(0)1904-323071, email: maths-graduate-admissions@york.ac.uk.

Candidates are expected to have a good honours undergraduate degree in a mathematics-based subject (in a widely understood sense, including certain degrees in science). If your undergraduate degree is in business, finance or economics with sufficiently strong mathematics background (equivalent to at least two years of university level mathematics courses), then we encourage you to apply also. We welcome students with recent degrees as well as those with work experience in related disciplines and professions.

Conversion Year

If you have a strong first degree in a non-mathematical discipline and your mathematical background is not quite sufficient for direct entry to the MSc programme, then you are eligible to apply for the Conversion Year. This is a nine-month (October to June) foundation programme consisting of a selection of modules from the undergraduate Mathematics programme. Upon successful completion of the Conversion Year at 2:1 level, students are guaranteed a place on the MSc in Mathematical Finance in the following academic year.

Term Dates

Details of University of York Term Dates can be found by following this link.

Intending students should note that the Autumn Term starts on Monday 29 September 2014.

Information about registration and orientation activities will be circulated to all students holding an unconditional offer prior to the start of the course.

Edited 11 Oct 2013 - 15:00 by njp503

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