M.Sc. Statistics with Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13340 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP5430 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Canterbury, United Kingdom
The MSc in Statistics with Finance is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and is excellent preparation for careers in any field requiring a strong statistical background.

Description

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This Statistics with Finance 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.

Statistics at Kent provides:
  • a programme that gives you the opportunity to develop practical, mathematical and computing skills in statistics, while working on challenging and important problems relevant to a broad range of potential employers
  • teaching and supervision by staff who are research-active, with established reputations and who are accessible, supportive and genuinely interested in your work
  • advanced and accessible computing and other facilities
  • a congenial work atmosphere with pleasant surroundings, where you can socialise and discuss issues with a community of other students.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13340 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP5430 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

Total Kent credits: 180

Credits 180

Total Kent credits: 180

Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

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.

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
  • Analysis of Large Data Sets
  • Practical Statistics and Computing
  • Modelling of Time-Dependent Data and Financial Econometrics
  • Project
  • Probability and Classical Inference
  • Advanced Regression Modelling
  • Bayesian Statistics
Assessment

Assessment is through coursework and formal examinations.

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

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Requirements

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

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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