The market for postgraduate training in quantitative finance is evolving, with a change in the skillset that employers demand. The Mathematical Finance (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London offers advanced training in quantitative skills used in modern financial institutions, including most notably valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions, including regulator bodies.
You will be trained in programming, numerical methods and statistics, and given a grounding in pricing and risk management techniques. A key feature is the emphasis on computational methods and implementation of the pricing and risk management techniques learnt. You will complete modules in programming, numerical methods and financial statistics, and many topics are illustrated by computer examples.
- Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience.
- Our teaching is informed by the latest research and by the needs of employers, so you'll be taught by academics who are professional practitioners involved in the world of economics and international finance.
- Our teaching is renowned for its high quality and we provide in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks, including the Treasury and the Bank of England.
- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
- The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching across economics and finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.
Careers and Employability
Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include financial risk analyst, economist, or purchasing manager. This degree can also be useful in becoming a management consultant or actuary.
- Mathematical and Numerical Methods
- Credit Risk Management
- Financial Econometrics I
- Forecasting Economic and Financial Time Series
- Market Risk Management
- Mathematical and Numerical Methods
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Finance Financial Mathematics View 228 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
The normal entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2) or above from a UK university, or overseas equivalent, in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, statistics, economics or engineering.
- In some circumstances, we are able to admit students with an undergraduate degree that is less than the 2:2 standard, provided that your subsequent work experience and/or education and training is considered to have brought you to an equivalent standard.
International9960 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9960 GBP per year during 24 months.
National7740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7740 GBP per year during 24 months.
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