Financial Mathematics

University College London (UCL)

12 months
32250 GBP/year
27850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The financial services industry place great emphasis on raising the level of mathematics used in banks in applications to pricing, hedging and risk management. This Financial Mathematics programme from University College London (UCL) provides students with the skills necessary in mathematics, statistics and computation for a career in this fast-developing field.


During this Financial Mathematics programme from University College London (UCL) students will develop a detailed understanding of the application of mathematics, statistics and computation to problems in finance, and will gain the necessary practical tools for the pricing, hedging and risk management of a diverse range of financial products in several asset classes.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, practical classes, tutorials and problem-solving exercises. Assessment is through written papers, coursework, examinations and the research report and presentation.


Many students have progressed to careers in financial services in the City of London or in their home country; a number of graduates have proceeded to a PhD.


The financial services industry requires quantitative finance professionals who are able to analyse data, to program, and who are expert in mathematics and computational statistics. Career prospects for graduates of this programme are excellent.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statistical Methods and Data Analytics for Finance
  • Finance and Numerics
  • Market Risk and Portfolio Theory
  • Asset Pricing in Continuous Time
  • Financial Mathematics Project
  • Interest Rates and Credit Modelling
  • Topics in Financial and Insurance Mathematics
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematics and Statistics of Algorithmic Trading
  • Applied Computational Finance
  • Quantitative Modelling of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics
  • Forecasting

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


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.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    27850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £14,320 (PT)
  • Overseas: £16,280 (PT)


  • Note:
Applications open in January
  • Value:
£15,000 (1 year)Eligibility:UK
  • Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

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