MSc Finance majoring in Quantitative Finance
About the course
The MSc Finance enables you to deepen your understanding of financial markets, banks, and their relation to economic performance. It provides a sound platform for advancing your career in finance and policy. Because finance is so wide ranging, the degree enables you to choose between three majors:
- Economic Policy
- Financial Sector Management
- Quantitative Finance
The three alternative pathways of the MSc Finance programme enable you to select a study path best suited to your objectives and skills.
The MSc Finance (major: Quantitative Finance) is designed principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives. It is particularly suitable if you have a first degree in engineering, applied science, applied mathematics, economics, or similar subjects, but also suitable for others with quantitative skills.
Study Mode Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available
This programme will equip you with the necessary statistical (particularly econometric) skills and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives.
As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior research and other positions in banking, fund management, consultancy, central banks and international bodies.
Structure and Syllabus
You choose five core courses from the list below plus three other courses from the list of electives or the list of core courses.
|Core courses: |
|Econometric principles and data analysis [C330] |
|Econometric analysis and applications [C332] |
|Financial econometrics [C359] |
|Risk management: principles and applications [C323] |
|Derivatives [C333] |
|Modelling firms and markets [C358] |
|Elective courses: |
|Macroeconomic policy and financial markets [C325] |
|Microeconomic principles and policy [C357] |
|Corporate finance [C321] |
|Corporate governance [C344] |
|International finance [C329] |
|The International Monetary Fund and economic policy [C313] |
|Public financial management: planning and performance [C301] |
|Public financial management: revenue [C305] |
|Project appraisal and impact analysis [C307] |
|Finance in the global market [C342] |
|Bank regulation and resolution in banking crises [C356] |
|Bank financial management [C322] |
|Banking and capital markets [C326] |
|Quantitative methods for financial management [C319] |
|Research methods [C353] |
|Dissertation [C354] (prerequisite C353 Research methods) |
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