Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

We believe strongly that the work you do must be relevant to the world of work. Through our partnership with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), a finanical sector professional body, we ensure you will develop a professional overview of the financial sector as well as advanced quantitative skills. Completing our course grants an MSc/PGDip as well as two internationally recognised professional qualifications and entitles you to become an Affiliate of the CISI to begin your career in finance. You’ll develop an advanced understanding of the concepts and techniques of financial mathematics and statistics, and the quantitative and analytic skills highly sought after by employers in the financial sector. Our degree has the significant advantage of no-experience necessary training in computer programming and data analysis, allowing you to develop first-class computing skills alongside your mathematical expertise. You'll need a good degree in a subject with mathematical content (such as maths, physics or engineering) but no prior knowledge of finance.


Risk Measurement (15 credits) - Compulsory Portfolio Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory Financial Data and Professional Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory Fixed Income and Derivatives (15 credits) - Compulsory Stochastic Calculus and Pricing Derivatives (15 credits) - Compulsory Probability Theory and Mathematical Analysis (15 credits) - Compulsory Project (60 credits) - Compulsory Current Topics in Financial Mathematics (15 credits) - Optional Stochastic Processes (15 credits) - Optional Game and Decision Theories (15 credits) - Optional Time Series and Forecasting (15 credits) - Optional International Risk Management (15 credits) - Optional

Assessment method

Core module and most options are 100% coursework based, helping you build a portfolio of solutions to complex problems in finance using real market data.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15300* Whole course
England £10500* Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500* Whole course
Scotland £10500* Whole course
Wales £10500* Whole course
International £15300* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Financial Mathematics at Middlesex University - UCAS