Financial Mathematics with Professional Placement MSc

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Organisation
University of Exeter
Start - End
12 Sep
Study Options
Full Time
Fee
GBP 16000 - 16000
Fee International
GBP 26000 - 26000

Overview

  • Designed for those with a strong mathematical background looking to pursue a career in finance
  • Gain financial expertise from the University of Exeter Business School alongside mathematical skills from our internationally respected Mathematics department
  • Be prepared for careers in areas that require expert skills in mathematical and financial modelling, computational analysis and business management
  • Develop essential, complementary skills in areas such as probability and stochastic analysis, option pricing, risk analysis and extremes, computational methods using MATLAB/C++, financial management and investment analysis
  • Undertake a project in your chosen field, where you’ll develop your research, computational, and modelling skills with support from staff who have extensive experience working in multiple financial services and insurance industries.

Course content

The taught element of the programme takes place between October and May and is arranged into two 12-week teaching semesters.

  • Combine your masters in Financial Mathematics with work experience in the UK, putting your learning into practice while studying
  • Studied over two years, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience by completing a 9-12 month work placement in a role relevant to your degree
  • Become a sought-after professional with strong industry experience

Teaching and research

Teaching is by lectures, example classes, computer classes, tutorials, set work, project work, reading and self-study. The exact form and number of the lectures and tutorials varies from module to module and is chosen according to the material to be covered.

You will use the computer programming language Matlab and online financial databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream.

You will be allocated a Personal Tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies, along with support and mentoring from graduates who are now placed in industry. There is also a Postgraduate Tutor available to help with further guidance and advice.

A research and practice-led culture

We believe every student benefits from being taught by experts active in research and practice. You will discuss the very latest ideas, research discoveries and new technologies in seminars and in the field and you will become actively involved in a research project yourself. All our academic staff are active in internationally-recognised scientific research across a wide range of topics. You will also be taught by leading industry practitioners.

Careers

The University of Exeter has an established reputation of training tomorrow's great minds to a high standard, so when it comes to life after graduation you can be confident that you are starting your next professional adventure in a prime, leading position. All programmes are designed so you not only get a second to none education in your area of choice, but you also are equipped with the correct vocational skills to achieve success in the working world or in further study.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the Career Zone for additional information on their services.


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