MSc in Mathematical Finance
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An upper-second class or first 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.
Each applicant will be assessed individually to ensure that his/her mathematical background is appropriate. We are looking for a minimum of two years (4 semesters or 6 trimesters) of university level courses in mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, with good marks. We offer a distance learning Pre-Sessional Programme for candidates who need to strengthen or consoliate their mathematics before starting the MSc.
Professional experience is also taken into account when assessing applications. In particular, professional experience in quantitative finance is considered a strong advantage, which can compensate to some extent for the lack of formal mathematical training.
Overseas students would also need to demonstrate a good command of English, please refer to Language Requirements .
Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK. YO10 5DD