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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/10/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £24150
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Lancaster University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Large investment banks such as HSBC and Barclays need people who can work on investment strategies and who can mathematically deduce how risky they are. This course is designed to give quantitative students a foothold in this financial world with the advanced, specialist skills that employers are seeking.If you have a high level of mathematical ability, a background in a subject such as maths, engineering, physics or another highly quantitative subject and wish to move into finance, this could be the course for you.Unlike other universities, we teach quantitative finance across four departments of Economics, Mathematics, Management Science, and Accounting and Finance. This means you are taught by specialists in each field, and the faculty member with the most quantitative interests in each department. We also limit our class sizes to deliver a quality teaching experience.You will learn from your peers as you join Masters' students from other disciplines such as Accounting and Finance, Management Science, Mathematics or Economics for each module.Graduates of this course leave with a complete toolkit of skills, from big data mining techniques to Python programming. We also offer modules in Python Programming, Stochastic Calculus, Financial Econometrics and Market Risk Forecasting and Control.As a LUMS student, you will have the chance to work with our careers team and access our global alumni network. Many of our graduates secure roles with high potential earnings. Recent graduates have moved on to work at organisations such as UBS, Credit Suisse and First Derivatives PLC. This course is also an excellent foundation if you are aiming for a PhD.
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2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a 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.
IELTS: 7.0 (minimum of 6.0 in each)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Lancaster, Financial mathematics. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Around 3000 student attend the university from outside the UK coming from around 100 different countries. As well as the student union, there is also wellbeing and support groups to help students adapt to their new home and groups dealing with sports and cultures from around the world. There is help to adapt to life in the city and in the UK as well as practical assistance available with matters such as immigration paperwork and visas. Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) is the heart of student life outside the classroom at the university. There is no central building for the union apart from an administration area and each college has its own branch. There are some 200 societies operating within the university ranging from the student union newspaper, established in 1967 and being the oldest student media on campus to sports, arts, political and cultural organisations. The students union is also responsible for the organisation of fairs and balls during the year. There are a number of different sports available to students through the university and most of the teams take part in the various university and college leagues. There is an annual Roses Tournament against the team from the University of York, taking its name from the 15th century civil war called the War of the Roses between the two counties.