Quantitative Finance

Universidad de Glasgow


En Glasgow (Escocia)

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This Masters programme offers training in the core areas of finance, drawing on recent developments in each of the subject areas with a quantitative approach to understanding the structure of financial markets and forecasting their expected movements

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Glasgow (Escocia)
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Lanarkshire, G12 8QQ



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Applicants should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent.  Normally this should be a degree in economics, finance, engineering, physics or another highly mathematical discipline. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

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Plan de estudios

  • The programme will develop your understanding of theory in lecture-based teaching and its practical application in computer labs, allowing you to develop real-life skills, such as pricing financial derivatives and forecasting exchange rates.
  • You will be encouraged to attend our annual series of practitioners' talks and annual Economics seminar series.
  • The programme is offered by the Centre for Economic & Financial Studies which covers research and postgraduate teaching in economics and finance.
  • Economics in the Business School at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10% worldwide in the fields of central banking, economics of strategic management, European economics, efficiency and productivity, international finance, international trade, macroeconomics, monetary economics, open macroeconomics, public economics, and transition economics; we are ranked in the top 25% of institutions worldwide in economics research.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time
Teaching is based on formal lectures which also allow opportunities for class discussion. More technical subjects are supported by weekly or fortnightly small tutorials, which provide opportunities for you to engage with some issues or questions in a group format. Some courses also involve lab sessions with students using specialised software, for instance in the study of econometrics.
You will take five compulsory courses and two optional courses. MSc students will write a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Compulsory courses
  • Basic econometrics*
  • Financial derivatives
  • Mathematical finance (co-requisite for Financial derivatives)
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Research methods and dissertation training.
* Students who already have Basic econometrics will take three compulsory and three optionalcourses, subject to the approval of the programme director.

Optional courses
  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Applied computational finance (subject to course approval)
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

Career prospectsWe expect graduates from this programme to gain employment in financial institutions, government organisations and international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The programme also provides a strong foundation for PhD research, particularly for our PhD in Quantitative Finance.

Quantitative Finance

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