Quantitative Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19500
    Tuition (Year)
    10200
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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

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.

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).

Detailed Programme Facts

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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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 19500 International
  • GBP 10200 EU/EEA

Funding

The University of Glasgow is offering £1000 of funding for UK/EU students applying to this Masters programme starting in September.

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.

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