Quantitative Finance

University College Dublin

12 months
23950 EUR/year
18205 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance course achieves the ideal balance between financial and computational theory and methodology, thereby enabling graduates to handle and develop management tools but also understand specific models and strategies in the future.


Learning outcomes for this Quantitative Finance programme at University College Dublin

  • Acquisition of the theoretical, analytical and practical skills needed to manage portfolios of equity, fixed income and derivative securities and develop the tools for managing corporate financial risk.
  • Assimilation of implementation methods for financial models using various programming languages and the application of critical evaluation techniques to the performance of models.
  • The ability to carry out independent research on the uses of financial models, their implementation and their limitations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Theory
  • Derivative Securities
  • Capital Markets & Instruments
  • Advanced Derivative Securities
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Portfolio & Risk 
  • Numerical Methods for Finance
  • Advanced Statistical Computing Methods.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Business, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics. To qualify one needs to show evidence of strong maths, statistics and finance skills.
  • Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18205 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18205 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Part-Time EU  €9,105 per year 
  • Part-Time Non-EU €9,950 per year 


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