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Mathematics and Financial Modelling

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The MSc in Mathematics and Financial Modelling at Birkbeck, University of London offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in pure and applicable mathematics, as well as financial mathematics. A wide choice of modules allows you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most.

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Overview

You will also learn key mathematical research skills and methods, including how to conduct a literature search, how to read mathematical papers, and how to communicate your ideas and findings, both in writing and orally.

The second year of the Mathematics and Financial Modelling programme at Birkbeck, University of London includes a dissertation that allows you to engage in a sustained investigation of an area that interests you within statistics and/or finance, implementing what you have learned from the taught modules on the programme and combining this knowledge with new research and analysis.

Over two years, you will also acquire the skills to pursue your interests in mathematics and financial modelling to a higher level and beyond the classroom, whether for a formal MPhil/PhD research degree, for your career, or simply because you have a passion for the subject.

Highlights

  • This flexible course offers a wide choice of modules in mathematical and numerical methods for finance, pricing, game theory, graph theory and several other topics.
  • The programme is specially designed for part-time students and delivered via high-quality, face-to-face teaching in the evenings, so that you can study without putting your life or your ambitions on hold.
  • You complete a project in an area that interests you most, with guidance from an expert supervisor within our Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Birkbeck's mathematicians are all active researchers, mostly in the areas of financial mathematics, algebra and combinatorics. We've developed this exciting course around those research strengths and our cutting-edge research informs the syllabus.
  • Birkbeck has a library and several workstation rooms. You can also take advantage of the rich academic resources found in Bloomsbury, including the libraries of other colleges of the University of London and the collection of the London Mathematical Society, just around the corner from Birkbeck's main building.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the financial sector, actuarial profession, IT and computing, teaching and academia. Possible professions include actuary, statistician, or chartered accountant. This degree may also be useful in becoming a corporate investment banker, investment analyst, or quantity surveyor.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Derivatives across Asset Classes: Valuation and Hedging
  • Mathematical and Numerical Methods
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Calculus 3: Transforms & Models
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Games, Choice & Optimization
  • Number Theory and Geometry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The typical entrance requirement is a second-class degree in mathematics.
  • Applicants may be emailed an entrance test to gauge their suitability for the programme.
  • If you don't have a mathematics degree then, depending on your level of knowledge, you may be able to instead take Birkbeck's Graduate Certificateor Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course.

Funding

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