The Financial Engineering programme at the University of Cape Town is mathematical in nature and requires a high level of skill in statistics and mathematics. The programme is intensive and challenging and combines training in applied mathematical‚ statistical, and computing skills with a solid understanding of financial markets and asset pricing theory.
Graduates of this degree are well-equipped for careers in the most sophisticated areas of investment banking‚ asset management‚ risk management‚ or any career where a solid quantitative finance or financial engineering background is useful. They may also apply to pursue doctoral research in quantitative finance.
Career prospectsOur graduates typically find employment in financial engineering, research and quantitative trading in all areas of banking, advisory/consulting services, insurance and asset management.
- Financial Engineering
- Stochastic Financial Modelling
- Computational Finance
- Financial Engineering Research
- Financial Instruments, Risk and Regulation
- Financial Systems Design
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesFinance Financial Mathematics General Engineering & Technology View 54 other Masters in Finance in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must have a high-class Honours (or four-year equivalent) degree from one of the Faculties of Science, Commerce or Engineering.
- Applicants should be aware that this is predominantly a mathematical degree. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in a mathematical science.
- Once admitted, candidates must pass or gain credit for the preliminary courses to continue with the degree.
International9303 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9303 EUR per year during 12 months.
National9303 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9303 EUR per year during 12 months.
- R 163,490 per year
- International: must pay the Course Fee for the selected courses + an International Admin Service Fee of R 4,400 + the International Term Fee
Living costs for Cape Town
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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