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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Mathematics and Finance

University of Essex

9 months
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15040 GBP/year
7008 GBP/year
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With the advent of powerful and yet economically accessible computing, online trading has become a common activity, but many have realised that a certain amount of mathematics is necessary to be successful in such fields. The Mathematics and Finance programme is offered at the University of Essex.

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Overview

Postgraduate Diplomas last for six to nine months (full-time) and include the modules and assessed work of a Masters, without a dissertation. This allows you to proceed to a Masters in mathematics if your undergraduate degree was in a different subject.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics and Finance at the University of Essex  produces graduates with a sound mathematics and finance background, and with the necessary skills like computing, use of algorithms and analysing data, to be applied to problems arising in finance.

Our interdisciplinary research recognises that mathematics, including what can be very abstract mathematics, is an essential part of research in many other disciplines.

Your future

There is undoubtedly a shortage of mathematicians in general, and an even greater one of those with knowledge of finance.

Our course produces graduates with a sound background in mathematics and finance. Key employability skills include computing, use of algorithms, data analysis, mathematical modelling and understanding financial statements.

Our graduates are highly sought after by a range of employers and find employment in financial services, scientific computation, decision making support and government, risk assessment, statistics, education and other sectors.

We also offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MSc by Dissertation. We have an international reputation in many areas such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology, and our staff are strongly committed to research and to the promotion of graduate activities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Mathematics of Portfolios
  • Statistical Methods
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Statistics, Operational research, Finance, Economics, Business Engineering, Computing, Biology, Physics or Chemistry.
  • Will consider applicants with a unrelated degree but which contained at least three modules in calculus, algebra, differential equations, probability & statistics, optimisation or other mathematical modules.
  • Applicants with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.

Tuition Fee

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    15040 GBP/year
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  • National

    7008 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7008 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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Funding

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