M.Sc. On Campus

Financial and Computational Mathematics

12 months
18500 EUR/year
8130 EUR/year
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This Financial and Computational Mathematics course at University College Cork equips graduates in mathematics, physics, or engineering with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in quantitative finance.


Modern financial technology is based upon sophisticated computational techniques for the modelling of asset and market movements, and the valuation of financial derivatives. Employers actively seek graduates with an understanding of the mathematical background as well as the computational skills needed to apply it.

Career Opportunities

Past graduates of this Financial and Computational Mathematics course at University College Cork have been recruited to roles in quantitative finance (China Reinsurance Corporation, Quaternion Risk Management/Acadia Inc., Kroll Bond Ratings Agency), and some have moved on to SFI-funded study at PhD level in the application of machine learning to finance. This programme will prepare you for a broad selection of roles in the financial services sector and particularly in quantitative finance, financial engineering, and investment analysis. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Probability Theory in Finance
  • Derivatives, Securities, and Option Pricing
  • Computational Finance
  • Topics in Financial Mathematics
  • Continuous-Time Financial Models

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must have obtained at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in the mathematical sciences or another highly numerate discipline;
  • Candidates who have obtained at least a 2.2 honours degree in Engineering or Physics may be considered but are expected to have sufficient background in university-level mathematics as assessed by the Course Co-ordinator;
  • All candidates must be ultimately approved by the Course Co-ordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8130 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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