Quantitative Finance MSc

Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products. The MSc in Quantitative Finance has been developed to address this need.

All our students who secured a placement during their studies were offered a job after graduation

This masters degree is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science. It's been designed for students with a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing who've not studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree. The course allows students with different degree backgrounds to learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

Our Masters in Quantitative Finance programme will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

MSc Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Minimum second class honours degree or international equivalent in:


Science subjects (eg physics, chemistry or computing science)

Business subjects (eg business studies, accounting or economics)

Prospective students with relevant experience or appropriate professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.

For Australia and Canada, normal degrees in relevant disciplines are accepted.

Mathematical knowledge

This MSc requires some prior mathematical knowledge for example:

A level or equivalent or undergraduate classes in:


Linear Algebra

Differential equations



If possible, please provide evidence of this in your application (e.g. transcript, certificate etc.)

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