Financial ModellingUniversity of Glasgow
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Rank: 19 (TCUG)
Location: University of Glasgow
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £21020
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13.4 : 1
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This programme will help you develop an excellent understanding of statistics, along with advanced practical knowledge of financial markets. It will provide you with an enquiry-led understanding of interconnected subject areas in statistics and finance. It is ideally suited for graduates in mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a related discipline who wish to use their skills to pursue a career in finance. **Contact: [email protected] September start MSc: 12 months full-time** WHY THIS PROGRAMME There is an increased demand for professionals who can apply mathematical and statistical skills in the financial environment. This Masters in Financial Modelling is intended to develop your skills in statistics and enable you to successfully apply them to complicated financial modelling. It is a research driven programme where you will develop a critical awareness of financial theories, models and how capital markets work, together with an understanding of the evolving and challenging areas of market behaviour, risk management and international banking. This programme combines the teaching strengths of the Statistics Group in the School of Mathematics & Statistics with the Adam Smith Business School’s accounting & finance department to develop and enhances your analytical, computation, evaluative and communication skills. You will develop an excellent understanding of probability, statistical inference, time series and R programming along with practical skills of financial statistics. You will be taught by academics who have internationally recognised research, as well as having access to Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases and MATLAB. Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/aboutus/accreditationsandrankings/ PROGRAMME STRUCTURE You will take eight core courses and one optional course, and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme. Teaching is through a combination of methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical programming and data analysis classes. You will also have the opportunity to attend practitioner seminars so you can learn from leading experts. Core courses
- Financial statistics
- International capital markets
- Introduction to R programming
- Regression models
- Risk management and derivative securities
- Statistical inference
- Time series.
- Behavioural finance
- International banking and financial markets.
2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, or other subjects with a substantial mathematics component. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 6.5 two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses
IELTS: 6.5 (2sub no less than 6.5, no sub less than 6)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Glasgow, Financial mathematics .
About this university
Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isnâ€™t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isnâ€™t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate studentâ€™s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing studentsâ€™ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.