M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Finance

Lancaster University - Management School

12 months
25360 GBP/year
13650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Finance MSc at Lancaster University - Management School 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.


Key facts

This Quantitative Finance programme at Lancaster University - Management School 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. 

Learning outcomes

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


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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

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    25360 GBP/year
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  • National

    13650 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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