Quantitative Finance: Financial Engineering MSc
View tabs | View full page
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and quantitative subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance).
When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
You need to have studied or be studying a degree in finance, economics, engineering, actuarial science, physics, computer science or another related degree, and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree. You will need excellent results in these subjects.
- How to apply
|Full-time||Part-time||Full-time distance learning||Part-time distance learning|
Listen to our academics talk about quantitative finance:
- Introduction to the course (mp3 file)
- Our applicants' background (mp3 file)
- Skills gained during the course (mp3 file)
- Information on research dissertations (mp3 file)
- Research background of MBS academics (mp3 file)
- Financial Engineering
- Risk Management
Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the programme offers a good balance between mathematics and finance. They are particularly suitable for students with a degree in Finance, Financial Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (see entry requirements), as well as relevant work experience (non-compulsory). It is also suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue advanced studies in quantitative finance.
The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and financial engineering, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve designing new financial instruments and managing trading in them.
Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you.
The last one took place on 27 November 2013 - for a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £21,400
International students (per annum): £21,400
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Contact us for further information on scholarships available.
- Academic department
- Manchester Business School
- Contact name
- PGT Marketing and Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 161 306 1339
- +44 (0) 161 275 7249
- Academic department overview
We're ranked first in the UK for business research but world-class research alone is not enough. Our original thinking is applied for impact across business and management, government and communities. Find out more.