M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

12 months
24900 EUR/year
19000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Ambitious students with an educational background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven quantitative talent will be ideally suited to this Quantitative Finance programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.


Key facts

The Quantitative Finance programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School 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. If you are a competitive student looking for a career in finance that will use your quantitative talents to the full, this is the course for you.

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.

Career opportunities

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

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
  • Advanced Derivative Securities
  • Advanced Statistical Computing Methods for Finance

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

An honours bachelors degree in:

  • Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance
  • a Finance-related-area, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics

with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.

  • Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as mathematics, statistics, or econometrics.
  • Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.
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    • English Language Test
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    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 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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