Quantitative Finance

Lancaster University - Management School

12 months
22000 GBP/year
16000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance MSc is a one-year full-time Masters programme designed for highly quantitative students with no finance or economics background who wish to pursue a career in banking or finance.


This programme will provide you with analytical, technical and programming skills relevant to the analysis of risk and return in financial institutions and large corporations. In addition, our new modules are tailored to prepare you for your future career, with new optional modules in Python and R Programming, as well as in Stochastic Calculus, Investment and Market Risk Forecasting and Control. 

There is considerable variety in the teaching methods used on the MSc in Quantitative Finance. These include lectures and discussion sessions, groupwork, case studies, presentations and workshops on the use of statistical packages.The style of teaching is often highly interactive, so you will be contributing actively to class discussions and engaging in groupwork with students from many different backgrounds. As some of the modules are shared with other faculties and Management School programmes such as Money, Banking and Finance, Management Science and Finance, you will also have an opportunity to work with Masters students from many different programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Finance in Practice
  • Foundations of Financial Markets
  • Financial Stochastic Processes
  • Statistical Methods for Financial and Economic Applications
  • Spreadsheet Modelling for Quantitative Finance
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
  • Market Risk Forecasting and Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Numerate subject such as Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Management Science, Engineering.  Familiarity at undergraduate level with topics such as probability and statistics, calculus and linear algebra is essential.   It is recommended for your previous studies to have covered the following modules: Maths – Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra (Matrices); Physics, Econometrics, Game Theory, Risk Theory, Operations Research, Complex Functions, Stochastic Processes, Signal Processing, Actuarial Science, Simulation, Computer Science and Engineering.   

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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