Quantitative Finance (QF), M.Sc.

Quantitative Finance (QF), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #138 (BCR) ,
The Laurea Magistralis in Quantitative Finance (QF) from the University of Bologna provides a unique opportunity for graduate study of frontier mathematical and statistical techniques applied to financial markets.


After the first year of introduction to the standard concepts of probability, economic and finance, the student will be driven to a specialised study leading to four main professional figures

  • Pricer: will master the most advanced techniques for the evaluation of financial and insurance products
  • Asset Manager: will master the most advanced techniques for the design of managed funds products and for the design and implementation of asset management strategies
  • Risk Manager: will master the most advanced techniques to measure risk in the financial and insurance industry and to design hedging and capital allocation policies
  • Insurance market specialist: will master the most advanced techniques for the design and evaluation of insurance products and will develop techniques to address and manage actuarial risks.

In the year of specialisation, the students will actively participate in and international workshop on the most advanced topics in the quantitative finance, risk management and insurance, with a visiting faculty featuring the most well-known scholars in the field.

The Graduates of the Laurea Magistralis in Quantitative Finance (QF) from the University of Bologna will be targeted to professional careers in research centres, positions as “quants” in the finance and insurance industry, or Academic careers in the field.

Career opportunities

  • Financial and insurance intermediaries
  • Consulting and auditing firms
  • Supervisory authorities
  • Non financial companies with financial management activity
  • University (PhD)

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Corporate finance
  • Statistics
  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Computer Programming
  • Numerical Methods
  • Statistical Methods for Asset Management
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Second application deadline: May 5 Third application deadline: June 30
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

  •  For admission to the Second Cycle Degree Programme in Quantitative Finance, candidates must have acquired knowledge of mathematics, economics, and statistics at the first-cycle graduate level.
  •  Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is also subject to the possession of a 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3016 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3016 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3016 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3016 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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