Quantitative Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
The Quantitative Finance programme from University of Glasgow 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.

About

Why the Quantitative Finance programme from University of Glasgow
  • This programme will develop both your understanding of theory in lecture-based teaching and its practical application in computer labs, allowing you to develop real-life skills, such as pricing financial derivatives and forecasting exchange rates.
  • The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics and finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%.
  • The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.

Career prospects

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. Graduates from this programme have embarked on careers such as consultants, lecturers, senior analysts, and PhD researchers.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Programme Structure

Core courses

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

Optional courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Applied computational finance 
  • C++ in finance
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Game theory with applications in economics and finance
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: International application deadline:
    • phase 1 deadline: 15 December 
    • phase 2 deadline: 31 March 
    • phase 3: Applications post 31 March
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 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).

  • 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Egypt
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Malaysia
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Lebanon
  • Adam Smith Business School Welcome Award
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Thailand
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Thailand
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award Indonesia
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Award India
  • Scottish Funding Council funded places
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount

                      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.