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MATHEMATICS AND FINANCIAL MODELLING (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £12600.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The MSc in Mathematics and Financial Modelling offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in pure and applicable mathematics, as well as financial mathematics. A wide choice of modules allows you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most.

You will also learn key mathematical research skills and methods, including how to conduct a literature search, how to read mathematical papers, and how to communicate your ideas and findings, both in writing and orally.

The programme includes a dissertation that allows you to engage in a sustained investigation of an area that interests you within statistics and/or finance, implementing what you have learned from the taught modules on the programme and combining this knowledge with new research and analysis.

You will also acquire the skills to pursue your interests in mathematics and financial modelling to a higher level and beyond the classroom, whether for a formal MPhil/PhD research degree, for your career, or simply because you have a passion for the subject.

The MSc in Mathematics and Financial Modelling offers you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in pure and applicable mathematics, as well as financial mathematics. A wide choice of modules allows you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most. You will also learn key mathematical research skills and...

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Course Content

The programme comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. You must pass three core modules to gain the MSc Mathematics and Financial Modelling.

Other modules can be chosen from the list of options to suit your interests and expertise. You may take at most 30 credits of modules at Level 6, with the remaining 90 credits of modules at Level 7. The programme director can offer you advice on the most suitable choice of option modules, given your experience, prior study and future goals.

CORE MODULES

  • Derivatives across Asset Classes: Valuation and Hedging
  • Mathematical and Numerical Methods
  • Mathematics of Financial Derivatives

INDICATIVE LEVEL 6 OPTION MODULES

  • Calculus 3: Transforms & Models
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Games, Choice & Optimization
  • Number Theory and Geometry

INDICATIVE LEVEL 7 OPTION MODULES

  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Approximation Theory and Methods
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Galois Theory
  • Group Theory
  • Mathematics of Communications
  • Probabilistic methods
  • Representation Theory
  • Topics in Graph Theory
  • Topology

MSC MATHEMATICS AND FINANCIAL MODELLING DISSERTATION

  • Mathematics Dissertation

Not all modules run every year. The option modules listed below are indicative and may vary, according to the expertise of current staff.

The programme comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. You must pass three core modules to gain the MSc Mathematics and Financial Modelling. Other modules can be chosen from the list of options to suit your interests and expertise. You may take at most 30 credits of modules at Level 6, with the remaining 90 credits of modules at Level 7. The...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£12600.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£6300.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

COURSE SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The typical entrance requirement is a second-class honours degree in mathematics.

Applicants may be emailed an entrance test to gauge their suitability for the programme.

If you don't have a mathematics degree then, depending on your level of knowledge, you may be able to instead take Birkbeck's Graduate Certificateor Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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