M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance

University College Dublin

12 months
24900 EUR/year
19000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance course at the University College Dublin covers a broad range of subjects related to the mathematical modelling of financial markets and the pricing and hedging of financial securities. The course equips you with the necessary theoretical, mathematical and computational skills needed to pursue a career in quantitative finance.


For graduates wishing to pursue further the theoretical dimension to the discipline, the curriculum content provides the perfect basis for a Ph.D. in Finance.

The Quantitative Finance course at the University College Dublin was awarded Risk Management Accreditation by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA), confirming the suitability of the course for preparing graduates for a career as professional risk managers. Graduating students obtain exemptions to PRMIA level 1 and 2 exams.

The programme can be undertaken on a part-time basis, thus enabling current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study, however this is dependent on students’ employment commitments.  Note that this is not a dedicated part-time programme and that  students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and complete group assignments in conjunction with the full-time  cohort, for whom the schedule is primarily during working hours for a block of hours on several days a week.  Modules in autumn trimester will be delivered in a compressed format meaning that modules are taught intensively over two 6 week periods, requiring additional attendance at lectures and tutorials. Employer support is therefore essential.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Quantitative Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is highly regarded within the financial services industry. 

95% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source:  Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey)

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Investment banking
  • Portfolio management
  • Trading
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Data Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Capital Markets and Instruments
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Theory 
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

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.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • TRANSCRIPTS - Your full, official transcripts. Please note we require official documentation. If you have not completed your undergraduate degree, please send us the most up-to- date version of all years studied so far.
  • CV - Please include an updated CV detailing all relevant work experience and extra-curricular activity. It is useful to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • REFERENCES - Two references are generally required, preferably one academic and one professional.
  • ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION - Feel free to send us other information that you believe will help your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24900 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • Part-Time EU:  €9,500 per year 
  • Part-Time Non-EU: €10,250 per year 

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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