What Will You Study
This one-year interdisciplinary MSc programme delivered by the Management School and the Faculty of Science and Technology is designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the problems and issues in the financial sector, and enables you to develop advanced analytical, problem-solving and technical skills.
The programme gives you access to expertise and facilities in different but related areas, and offers a wide range of potential topics for your summer dissertation. Optional modules also allow you to develop particular specialisms.
You will acquire skills in data and financial analysis, forecasting, optimisation, and computer programming. You’ll also become proficient in various statistical and econometrics packages.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Financial Stochastic Processes
- Statistical Methods for Financial and Economic Applications
- Spreadsheet Modelling for Quantitative Finance
- Foundation of Financial Markets
- Quantitative Finance in Practice
- Optimisation and Heuristics
- Financial Econometrics
- Data Mining for Marketing, Sales and Finance
- International Money and Finance
- Assessing financial risk: Extreme Value Methods
- Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
- Advanced Investment Management
- Derivatives Pricing
- Market Risk Forecasting and Control
- Stochastic Calculus for Finance
- Behavioural Finance
- Introduction to Python Programming
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Programme Director: Professor Sandra Nolte
Duration: 12 months full-time
Entry requirements: 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Numerate subject such as Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Management Science, Engineering. Familiarity at undergraduate level with topics such as probability and statistics, calculus and linear algebra is essential.
It is recommended for your previous studies to have covered the following modules: Maths – Calculus, Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra (Matrices); Physics, Econometrics, Game Theory, Risk Theory, Operations Research, Complex Functions, Stochastic Processes, Signal Processing, Actuarial Science, Simulation, Computer Science and Engineering.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/
IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0. We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: Please see our website: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/study/masters/programmes/quantitative-finance-msc/
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