M.Sc. Quantitative Finance

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: Phase 1: applications open 1 October 2013 and close on 6 December 2013 Phase 2: applications open 20 January 2014 and close on 31 March 2014 Phase 3: applications open 1 May 2014 and close on 30 June 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 8,300 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 17,250 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This Masters programme offers training in the core areas of finance. It draws on recent developments in each of the subject areas with a quantitative approach to understanding the structure of financial markets and forecasting their expected movements. It will develop your understanding of theory and its practical applications as well as real-life skills, such as pricing financial derivatives and forecasting exchange rates.

Key facts

* MSc: 12 months full-time;

Career prospects

In addition to providing a strong foundation for PhD research, particularly for our PhD in Quantitative Finance, this programme will prepare you for a career in financial institutions, government organisations and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Contents

Students on this Masters programme will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

* Basic econometrics
* Financial derivatives
* Mathematical finance
* Modelling and forecasting financial markets.

Optional courses

* Advanced portfolio analysis (co-requisite for Portfolio analysis and investment)
* Applied computational finance
* C++ in finance (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
* Empirical asset pricing (Basic econometrics or Portfolio analysis and investment or Economic fundamentals and financial markets are co-requisites for this course)
* Economic fundamentals and financial markets
* Financial market micro structure
* Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

Requirements

Entry requirements for entry in 2014

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics or a related discipline, with at least two credit-bearing courses in economics or finance, and two credit-bearing courses in mathematics or statistics.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

* overall score 6.5
* no sub-test less than 6.0
* or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

* ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

* Language Centre, University of Glasgow
* BALEAP guide to accredited courses

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

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