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Financial Mathematics

King's College London

12 months
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32940 GBP/year
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About

The Financial Mathematics MSc at King's College London enables graduates and professionals with a strong mathematical background to research, develop and apply quantitative and computational techniques to investment and risk management. Based in the Department of Mathematics, this course has a superb reputation for research-led teaching and strong links to industry.

Overview

Financial Mathematics at King's College London studies problems of financial decision by combining various techniques from pure and applied mathematics. This course covers a diverse range of topics, from classical options pricing theory to post-crisis financial mathematics on optimal hedging, investment and risk management. 

Key benefits 

  • Top 10 in the UK for Mathematics (QS World Rankings by subject 2020).
  • In-depth coverage of the skills needed for working in the financial, actuarial or related industry: probability theory, optimisation, statistics and computer implementation.
  • Unrivalled facilities in central London with City of London’s financial centre close by, and with access to live market data in our Bloomberg Data Laboratory.
  • Flexible study course offering the opportunity to study part-time.
  • King’s is a member of the London Graduate School in Mathematical Finance which provides advanced courses for students who wish to push beyond the MSc core syllabus.
  • Lecturers on the course have extensive experience in consulting and working for financial companies and institutions such as Bank of Finland, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, ION Trading, Standard Chartered Bank and Winton Capital Management.

Career prospects

Our graduates are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms, and trading companies. Recent employers of our graduates include Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have chosen to pursue research degrees in financial mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Probability Theory 
  • Risk Neutral Valuation 
  • MSc Financial Mathematics Project 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • Students currently residing in mainland China: January 7 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours degree in mathematics or mathematics based subject.
  • Applicants would need to demonstrate previous study of Further Mathematics and Pure Mathematics.
  • In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32940 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Home/UK fees: £5,520 per year 
  • Overseas fees: £16,470 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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