MSc Statistics with Financial Mathematics
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
We use mathematics and statistics to solve real-world problems. Our academics work with industry, business and the public sector.
About the course
|September 2016 start||
Course description 2016
Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society
Prepare to be amazed just how relevant your love of maths is. The sheer range of applications for statistics in finance is mind-boggling. And the transferable skills you'll pick up, including problem solving, will make you an asset to any employer.
Graduates with skills in these areas are in demand. The course is about applying probabilistic, statistical and mathematical techniques in the finance industry.
It's based on the MSc in Statistics with additional training in the concepts, models and tools of modern mathematical finance.
Our MSc is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. It will teach you how to think and act like a professional.
The distance learning option is taught online and uses:
|September 2017 start||
Course description 2017
This course prepares you for a career as a statistician. You’ll learn how to solve practical statistical problems and develop personal skills including presentation and time management. This course is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, tutorials and computing sessions. You’ll do group work, presentations and role play. Most statistics lectures are recorded so you can watch them again later.
Minimum 2:1 honours degree in mathematics, which must include a significant proportion of modern theorem and proof-based mathematics. A strong performance in a module based on rigorous mathematical analysis is essential. Your degree must also include a substantial component in statistics and probability theory.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You may be able to get funding from the University or an external company. Course-specific studentships may also be available. You should apply for these as soon as possible.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.