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Quantitative Finance

University of Glasgow

12 months
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24540 GBP/year
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About

The Quantitative Finance programme of the University of Glasgow draws on recent developments in finance with a quantitative approach to help you understand the structure of financial markets in order for you to make optimal investment decisions.

Overview

Why this programme

The Quantitative Finance programme of the University of Glasgow will provide you will a detailed understanding of:

  • the structure of financial markets and forecasting of financial data
  • theoretical models in the core areas of quantitative finance, such as option pricing and hedging
  • advanced econometric and calibration methods to construct practical models of asset prices using these theories.

You will put theory into practice by using software packages such as C++ and Matlab, and will have access to our Bloomberg training room to enhance your employability skills.

You will develop programming skills to utilise in the workplace. In lectures you will be taught the theory and be provided with a financial problem and you will solve these in labs/tutorials.

We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Career prospects

This programme will help prepare you for a career in government, international organisations or financial institutions working as derivative traders, quantitative traders or quantitative risk managers. Recent graduates have taken up positions in various investments banks. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Accreditation

The programme holds triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Econometrics
  • Financial Markets, Securities and Derivatives
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Modelling and Forecasting Financial Time Series
  • Applied Computational Finance
  • Economic Fundamentals and Financial Markets

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Round 1: 1 November
  • Round 2: 15 December
  • Round 3: 15 January
  • Round 4: 15 February
  • Round 5: 15 March
  • Round 6: 15 April 
  • Round 7:  15 May
  • Round 8: 15 June 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, engineering, physics, or another highly mathematical discipline
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    24540 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24540 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12450 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12450 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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