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Quantitative Finance, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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

    22250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    17565 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17565 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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