Mathematical Finance

University of Birmingham

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
20880 GBP/year
20880 GBP/year
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The Mathematical Finance programme offered by the University of Birmingham, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.


A collaboration with Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (ARPM) allows students of the Mathematical Finance programme offered by the University of Birmingham  to attend ARPM's prestigious summer ARPM Bootcamp at a discount.  

Attending this class also gives an access to the ARPM Lab, an online platform that contains an extensivebody of knowledge for quantitative risk management and quantitative portfolio management. Successful completion of it exempts students from our Risk Analytics module. 

In most cases, we expect that graduates from the Masters will take positions in quantitative analysis (or similar) in major financial institutions, such as in the City. The programme also prepares you to pursue further studies in academia.


Graduates from this Mathematical Finance programme offered by the University of Birmingham will be well prepared to compete for quantitatively demanding positions in financial institutions. The degree should also prepare them for postgraduate research, either for purely academic ends or to further qualify them for work in financial institution.

Destinations of recent graduates include Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, China Jianyin Investment Securities, Deutsche Bank, the FSA, LGIM, Société Générale and

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics with Financial Applications  
  • Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • C++ for Finance
  • Computational Methods and Programming 
  • Numerical Methods
  • Risk Analytics

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics or a related numerate subject such as Physics or Engineering, or an appropriate Joint Honours degree in industrial mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20880 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    20880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20880 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK/EU: 10,440 GBP per year
  • Overseas:  10,440 GBP per year


  • A variety of scholarships are available to help students on the MSc in Mathematical Finance fund their studies. All applicants are automatically considered for Fisher Scholarships, awarded to attract the most able students to the MSc, regardless of nationality.
  • The government-backed student loans will provide up to £10,000 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Mathematical Finance
University of Birmingham


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