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Description of Statistics with Finance

This programme trains students for careers using statistics in the financial services industry. You study the statistical modelling underpinning much modern financial engineering combined with a deep understanding of core statistical concepts. The programme includes modelling of financial time series, risk and multivariate techniques.
About the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS)
The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Postgraduate students develop analytical, communication and research skills. Developing computational skills and applying them to mathematical problems forms a significant part of the postgraduate training in the School. We encourage all postgraduate statistics students to take part in statistics seminars and to help in tutorial classes.The Statistics Group is forward-thinking, with varied research, and received consistently high rankings in the last two Research Assessment Exercises.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as early as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5250 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

Total Kent credits: 180

Credits 180

Total Kent credits: 180

Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Modules

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • MA835 - Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models
  • MA837 - Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • MA889 - Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • MA890 - Practical Statistics and Computing
  • MA867 - Project
  • MA881 - Probability and Classical Inference
  • MA882 - Advanced Regression Modelling
  • MA883 - Bayesian Statistics
  • MA886 - Modelling of Time-Dependent Data and Financial Econometrics
  • MA887 - Stochastic Processes and Insurance Risk

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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Requirements for Statistics with Finance

A minimum of 2.2, with a substantial amount of mathematics at university level. Prior experience of finance is not required

Work Experience for Statistics with Finance

No work experience is required.

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