Quantitative Finance, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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  • English (schedule IELTS)
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University rank #343 (QS) ,
At this MSc in Quantitative Finance from City, University of London you must have a good understanding of mathematics. You may well have studied finance, economics, engineering or maths or physics as an undergraduate. Or you might have a bachelor’s degree in a science subject, in particular computer science.

About

You’ll study at this MSc in Quantitative Finance from City, University of London core modules focusing on asset pricing, risk management and introductions to key financial securities such as equities, fixed income securities and derivatives. From there you’ll progress to specialist learning in econometrics, and cover a large amount of stochastics and numerical methods.

You’ll cover basic and advanced topics in econometrics including ARCH and GARCH models, co-integration and dealing with high frequency data. You will also have the opportunity to work with a number of different estimation techniques, including OLS, Maximum Likelihood and GMM.

Career opportunities

The job opportunities for students from the three quants masters programmes are very similar. similar. They usually find employment with large investment banks, but also some smaller boutique finance firms, hedge funds or other specialist companies.

Working as a general or technical analysts, risk management position, working on fixed income security desks and the asset management industry including hedge funds are typical jobs which students from the MSc Quantitative Finance go into. Energy companies, such as Npower, have also recruited quants students. Students from the MSc Quantitative Finance will have covered more topics relating to forecasting and regression analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Numerical Methods 1: Foundations
  • Derivatives
  • Foundations of Econometrics
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Numerical Methods 2: Applications in Finance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Econometrics of Financial Markets
  • Hedge Funds
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Credit Fund Management
  • Trading and Market Microstructure
  • Ethics, Society and the Finance Sector
  • Energy and Water Derivatives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions from November to August
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Your academic background should be in a highly quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics, engineering, economics or computer science and having covered areas such as statistics, linear algebra and calculus

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    25000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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