12 months
21950 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Financial Mathematics programme from University of Liverpool will equip you with the mathematical and computational skills required in the finance and insurance industries.  

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This Financial Mathematics programme from University of Liverpool is ideal for professionals with mathematical background who would like to start, or further develop a career in the finance and insurance industries. It is also an excellent training ground for students wishing to embark upon a research degree (PhD) in financial or actuarial mathematics.

The 12-month programme consists of seven taught compulsory modules plus one taught elective module, followed by a research project carried out over the summer period upon completion of Semester Two. The later project offers the opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a topic of your choice and supervised by an expert in the field. The program is taught by members of the Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics which is part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences jointly with members of the Management School.

Career prospects

Graduates of the MSc and PhD programmes move on to many different careers. Recent graduates have moved into fast track teacher programmes, jobs in finance (actuarial, banking, insurance), software development, drugs testing and defence work, as well as University postdoctoral or lecturing posts. The MSc programme is of course a natural route into doctoral study in Mathematics and related fields, both at Liverpool and elsewhere. Some of our PhD students move on to postdoctoral positions and to academic teaching jobs and jobs in research institutes, both in the UK and elsewhere.

The excellent University Careers & Employability Service is open to all postgraduates. 

Upon successful completion of the degree you will be ideally equipped to work in investment banks, pension or investment funds, hedge funds, consultancy and auditing firms or government regulators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometric and Statistical Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Valuation 
  • Measure Theory and Probability 
  • Stochastic Modelling in Finance 
  • Numerical Analysis for Financial Mathematics 
  • Interest Rate Theory 
  • Stochastic Analysis and Its Applications 
  • Main Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

This is a challenging programme so you’ll need a good first degree (2:1 Hons or equivalent) in Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a subject with substantial mathematical content.

  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable
  • Degree certificates
  • Evidence of English Language proficiency (EU and international applicants only)
  • Personal statement
  • Two references (on letter headed paper, signed and dated) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /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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