M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

12 months
24000 GBP/year
12600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management programme from Newcastle University will develop your career in the financial services, or as a quantitative analyst in investment banking and risk management fields.


About this course

Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You'll also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

Develop your career in financial services, or as a quantitative analyst in investment banking and risk management fields.

There has been worldwide growth in the financial services sector. This has fuelled the demand for suitably qualified graduates. We ensure you'll graduate ready to meet this demand. You'll develop a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, and gain specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management.

What you'll learn

The course at the Newcastle University will provide the opportunity for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:

  • the operation and behaviour of international financial markets
  • the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors
  • the role of finance in a modern economy

Of particular note is the practical module on MATLAB. This provides you with a detailed understanding of how this programming tool can be used for effective empirical modelling.

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab
  • ORBIS (cross-border investment)
  • access to Bloomberg trading terminals is available on-campus only


You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database

Professional development

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner and through self-study, complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets

If you’re interested in being a quantitative analyst you can complete a practical module on MATLAB to help you gain employment.

You can take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is jointly delivered with Amplify Trading, as well as the CFA annual global investment challenge. This is to gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.

You'll achieve the associated or full member status of the Chartered Banker Institute with our Chartered Banker pathway. This is part of our commitment to you as a Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence

Guest lectures

You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:

  • financial trader
  • auditor
  • risk analyst
  • investor relations adviser
  • economist
  • financial analyst
  • engineer on economic modelling

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • MATLAB for Finance
  • Time-Series Econometrics
  • Risk Modelling
  • Research Methods in Economics and Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Theory
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of:

  • basic calculus
  • probability theory
  • statistical inference
If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /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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