MSc Quantitative Finance

The Quantitative Finance MSc 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.

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. In addition, our new modules are tailored to prepare you for your future career, with new optional modules in Python and R Programming, as well as in Stochastic Calculus, Investment and Market Risk Forecasting and Control. You can find  a full list of modules on the programme content page.

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, proficiency in a number of statistical and econometrics software packages (such as Eviews, Stata and Limdep), and financial analysis.

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 Quantitative Finance MSc 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.


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