This Financial Mathematics programme at Dublin City University is based on the idea that high academic content and relevance to the real world are not mutually exclusive; indeed the full power of a mathematical theory is revealed only when it is put to use to solve practical problems. In this course, abstract theories are never presented for their own sake; equally we avoid fruitless lists of disconnected case studies. We believe that an integrated presentation of the theory and its use in practice is the optimal approach.
For the student, the resulting blend of sophisticated mathematics and significant applications is intellectually satisfying: the motivation to explore general concepts springs from their potential practical applications; these serve in turn to illustrate general methods. The student learns that the potential inherent in general concepts extends far beyond the specific applications covered in any given course.
For the employer, graduates who have at their command a wide spectrum of general methods and the ability to adapt them to new situations are infinitely more valuable than ones who are merely equipped with specific and thus limited skills.
The recent explosion of the derivative security market has created an unprecedented need for highly-sophisticated mathematics within the banking sector. With new exotic options appearing on the market every year, it is essential for the financial analyst to understand in-depth the random nature of the stock market. This requires a high degree of proficiency in the techniques of stochastic analysis. No other programme addresses these demands in Ireland at present. DCU is in a unique position to fill this gap because of its long-standing commitment to the field of financial mathematics, as testified by our B.Sc. in Financial Mathematics and the Edgeworth Centre for Financial Mathematics, located in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
The MSc in Financial Mathematics equips students with the theoretical and practical tools that they need to succeed in quantitative roles in the Banking and Finance industry. The employment record for our graduates is excellent.
In addition, under the terms of the Third Level Graduate Programme, graduates from a Non-EEA country who have been awarded a degree from a recognised third level education institution in Ireland may remain in Ireland for a period after their studies for the purpose of seeking employment.
Probability and Finance (Advanced)
Partial Differential Equations
Fixed Income Securities (Advanced)
Stochastic Finance (Advanced)
Simulation for Finance
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
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DisciplinesMathematics Finance Financial Mathematics View 54 other Masters in Finance in Ireland
- Hold an award equivalent to an Honours B.Sc. or similar in any quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering and Economics.
- Candidates must have an honours primary degree in one of the above disciplines with not less than 50% grade in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Quantitative Methods or similar modules.
- Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and work experience will also be considered.
- International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competancy in the English language.
International15000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA5000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU PT: 1,575 EUR
NON-EU PT: 4,950 EUR
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