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.
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.
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- Statistical Methods
- Stochastic Processes
- Mathematics of Portfolios
- Survival Analysis
- Financial Derivatives
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- 9 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Financial Mathematics Actuarial Science View 106 other Masters in Actuarial Science in United Kingdom
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- We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:
- Operational research
- Computer Science
- Applied Mathematics
- Pure Mathematics
- Economic Statistics
- A 2.2 degree in any subject which includes:
- One module in:
- Engineering Maths
- Advanced Maths
- And one module in
- Statistics or Probability
- Engineering Maths
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International15792 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15792 GBP per year during 9 months.
National7360 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7360 GBP per year during 9 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.