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Timing and Pathways

MSc in Mathematical Finance
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TIMING

The online MSc programme has two 4-month Teaching Periods in each academic year, October-January and March-June (each Teaching Period equivalent to a 10-week term for campus-based programmes) and two 2-week Induction Periods for new students joining the programme in September or February.

There are two intakes of students to the online programme in each year, in September and February.

The programme is divided into three stages: Certificate, Diploma and Dissertation.

Online students have the choice to follow the programme either as Fast Stream or Standard Stream. Fast Stream students complete each of the three stages, Certificate, Diploma and Dissertation within a single 4-month Teaching Period. Standard Stream students need two consecutive Teaching Periods to complete each stage.

To allow flexibility, students are able to transfer between the Fast and Standard Streams at the end of each stage. It can therefore take between 1.5 and 3 years to complete the online MSc programme.

For a list of modules taken at each stage please see the Programme Structure section.

PATHWAYS

The following examples show some typical pathways leading to the MSc degree, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

Because of in-built flexibility, other combinations are possible.

In addition, it is possible to follow selected individual modules.

Example 1: September 2014 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 1.5 years
Example 2: February 2015 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 2 years
Example 3: September 2014 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 3 years
Example 4: September 2014 intake, 120 credits, Postgraduate Diploma in 1.5 years
Example 5: February 2015 intake, 60 credits, Postgraduate Certificate in 0.5 years
Example 6: September 2014 intake, 20 credits, individual module in 0.5 years


Example 1: September 2014 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 1.5 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits 1-to-1
Contact Time
Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Sep 2014

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Certificate Fast 4 months Oct 2014 -Jan 2015 3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart       
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Diploma Fast 4 months Mar 2015 -Jun 2015 3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Dissertation Fast 4 months Oct 2015 -Jan 2016 dissertation
60 credits
6 one-hour sessions
abt. 3 weeks apart, 6 times written feedback
dissertation refereed,
recorded viva

Example 2: February 2015 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 2 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits

1-to-1
Contact Time

Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Feb 2015

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Certificate Fast 4 months

Mar 2015 -Jun 2015

3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Diploma Standard 2x4 months Oct 2015 -Jan 2016
and
Mar 2016 -Jun 2016
3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 4 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Dissertation Fast 4 months Oct 2016 -Jan 2017 dissertation
60 credits
6 one-hour sessions abt. 3 weeks apart,
6 times written feedback
dissertation refereed,
recorded viva

Example 3: September 2014 intake, 180 credits, MSc degree in 3 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits 1-to-1 Contact Time Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Sep 2014

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Certificate Standard 2x4 months

Oct 2014 -Jan 2015
and
Mar 2015 -Jun 2015

3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 4 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Diploma Standard 2x4 months Oct 2015 -Jan 2016
and
Mar 2016 -Jun 2016
3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 4 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Dissertation Standard 2x4 months Oct 2016 -Jan 2017
and
Mar 2017 -Jun 2017
dissertation
60 credits
6 one-hour sessions abt. 6 weeks apart,
6 times written feedback
dissertation refereed,
recorded viva

Example 4: September 2014 intake, 120 credits, Postgraduate Diploma in 1.5 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits 1-to-1
Contact Time
Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Sep 2014

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Certificate Standard 2x4
months

Oct 2014 -Jan 2015
and
Mar 2015 -Jun 2015

3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 4 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva
Diploma Fast 4 months Oct 2015 -Jan 2016 3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva

Example 5: February 2015 intake, 60 credits, Postgraduate Certificate in 0.5 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits 1-to-1
Contact Time
Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Feb 2015

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Certificate Fast 4 months

Mar 2015 -Jun 2015

3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework per module,
recorded viva

Example 6: September 2014 intake, 20 credits, individual module in 0.5 years

Stages        Stream   Duration Teaching Period Modules & Credits 1-to-1
Contact Time
Assessment    
Induction   2 weeks Sep 2014

induction module
no credits

2 one-hour induction meetings  
Individual
module
Fast 4 months

Oct 2014 -Jan 2015

3 taught modules
3x20 credits
10 one-hour tutorials
abt. 2 weeks apart      
4 pieces of coursework
recorded viva

Edited 26 Aug 2014 - 11:12 by njp503

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