The MSc Quantitative Finance is a one-year full-time Masters programme designed for highly quantitative students with no finance or economics background who wish to pursue a career in banking or finance.

Your first degree discipline is important, as you will need to have covered within it topics such as probability, statistics, calculus and linear algebra.

The programme will provide you with analytical, technical and programming skills relevant to the analysis of risk and return in financial institutions and large corporations.

Careers which our graduates have moved into include research analysis, credit risk modelling, consultancy in financial services, financial analysis, risk analysis and banking relations management.

‌On the MSc you will acquire knowledge of the problems and issues in the banking and finance sectors, and develop key transferable skills such as data analysis, forecasting, optimisation, computer programming (using R, VBA and C++), proficiency in a number of statistical and econometrics software packages (such as Eviews, Stata and Limdep), and financial analysis.

The MSc Quantitative Finance is taught jointly by the EconomicsAccounting and Finance and Management Science departments within Lancaster University Management School, and the Mathematics and Statistics Department within Lancaster University's Faculty of Science and Technology.

The MSc Quantitative Finance welcomed its first cohort of students in 2010. We are proud that one student from this cohort won a Princess Alexandra Medal which is awarded annually only to the most meritorious students.


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