12 months
20500 GBP/year
7250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance programme at Queen's University Belfast will equip students with the cutting-edge quantitative and computational techniques and strategies utilised by leading financial firms and will prepare students for future careers in a quantitative finance, trading or more general finance environment. 

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You have an interest in quantitative finance. You want a career in areas such as trading, quantitative portfolio management, data analytics, risk management and academia

Studying quantitative finance looks at how mathematical, programming and statistical tools are used in the real world for the analysis and modelling of financial data.

The Quantitative Finance programme at Queen's University Belfast aims to bridge the gap between quantitative models and financial decision making.

World Class Facilities

Many classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. 

Students also learn through using UpTick and Oxyor simulations and through programming and modelling using Pytho, Matlab and R. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life.


The Quantitative Finance programme at Queen's University Belfast has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Market Microstructure
  • Research Methods in Finance
  • Computational Methods in Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Time-Series Financial Econometrics
  • Trading Principles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Finance, Mathematics, Economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. Performance in relevant modules must be of the required standard.
  • Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and sufficient relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
  • EU Other £20,500
  • International £20,500

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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