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Mathematical Finance (Online)

University of York

18 months
6330 GBP/year
6330 GBP/year
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The MSc in Mathematical Finance (Online) at the University of York will give you the skills you need to work in the financial sector and adapt quickly to new developments in the field.

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This distance learning programme builds on the strength and success of the campus-based MSc Mathematical Finance. You'll develop your skills and competence in mathematical and quantitative finance in a flexible learning environment, suitable for a diverse range of students from across the world.

Our team of dedicated academic staff are leaders in their field, and you'll work closely with them through regular one-to-one online tutorials and supervisory sessions.

Careers and skills

Upon successful completion of this Mathematical Finance (Online) at the University of York , you can embark on careers in trading and pricing derivative financial securities (options, futures, forwards, and the like), fund management, risk management, research and development, or pursue further study to PhD level.

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to work in:

  • investment banks
  • hedge funds
  • insurance companies
  • stock brokerage
  • unit trusts
  • pension funds
  • corporate finance departments
  • other financial institutions worldwide

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods of Finance  
  • Discrete Time Modelling and Derivative Securities 
  • Portfolio Theory and Risk Management 
  • Stochastic Calculus and Black-Scholes Theory 
  • Numerical and Computing Techniques in Finance 
  • Modelling of Bonds, Term Structure and Interest Rate Diversities

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in Mathematics or a related subject including certain science degrees.In certain cases we may also consider a 2:2, which would usually come with the condition that you complete the online pre-sessional course in Mathematics for Quantitative Finance with a final grade of at least 60%. If your undergraduate degree is in business, finance or economics with sufficiently strong mathematics background (equivalent to at least two years of university level mathematics courses), then we encourage you to apply also. We welcome students with recent degrees as well as those with work experience in related disciplines and professions.
  • You should indicate whether you want to undertake the 'Fast' stream (18 months) or the 'Standard' stream (36 months). However, to allow maximum flexibility, it is possible to transfer between the streams at the end of each stage.

Tuition Fee

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