This course starts in September 2022

Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2022
Apply by:
1 August 2022 (international), 1 September 2022 (UK)

Today’s investment management professionals need an understanding of financial risk. Changes in banking regulations put increased focus on improving risk management standards. And, recent advances in artificial intelligence and blockchain create rapid growth in financial technology (FinTech) and its impact on investment management.

On this highly practical course, you’ll learn about investment management, risk management and FinTech. This will help you stand out when you start your career in the investment industry or investment-related risk management positions.

You’ll learn from academic staff who are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and extensive industry experience. You’ll:

  • gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to adapt to changing regulatory environments

  • learn to communicate both quantitative and qualitative information effectively

  • develop skills in coding and automation

  • use trading, risk assessment and portfolio management software. You have access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, supervised by academic and industry experts.

Accreditation

You’ll join the EQUIS and AMBA-accredited University of Sussex Business School. Learn more about all of our course accreditations here. Find out more

    We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

    I knew I would be taught by the best people in the industry.”Ajay Pankhania
    Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

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    Entry requirements

    Degree requirements

    You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above (including an average mark of at least 57%).

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please select your country from the list.

    Argentina

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado/Titulo with a minimum final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Australia

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Azerbaijan

    Degree requirements

    Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Bahrain

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Bangladesh

    Degree requirements

    A 4-year Bachelor degree with GPA of at least 3.2/4.0

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Brazil

    Degree requirements

    Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a minimum final mark of at least 7.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Brunei

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second class lower division or CGPA 2.7/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Canada

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Chile

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    China

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 70% - 80% depending on your university. Sussex uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to determine offer levels. See: www.shanghairanking.com/rankings/2021 

    As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Colombia

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad' and a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Cyprus

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Denmark

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 7 (Fair Performance).

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Ecuador

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 15/20.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Egypt

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree from a university with a minimum overall grade of at least 70%.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    France

    Degree requirements

    Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with a minimum final mark of at least 12.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Germany

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a minimum final mark of 2.7 or better.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Ghana

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree from a public university with a minimum second-class lower division.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Greece

    Degree requirements

    Ptychion from an AEI with a minimum final mark of at least 6.5.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hong Kong

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    India

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Indonesia

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 2.8/4.0. 

    Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Iran

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a minimum final mark of at least 14.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Italy

    Degree requirements

    Diploma di Laurea with a minimum overall mark of at least 101.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Japan

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Jordan

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Kazakhstan

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/CGPA 2,67.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Kenya

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Kuwait

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Lebanon

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Malawi

    Degree requirements

    Masters degree, depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Malaysia

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Mexico

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Nepal

    Degree requirements

    A 4-year Bachelor degree with GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Nigeria

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.5/5.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Norway

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of C.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Oman

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Pakistan

    Degree requirements

    Four-year bachelors degree with a minimum overall grade of 65% or Masters with a minimum 55%.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Palestine

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum of at least 70% or CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Paraguay

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors with a minimum final mark of at least 7/10.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Peru

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Philippines

    Degree requirements

    Masters degree with a minimum of 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Qatar

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Russia

    Degree requirements

    Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Saudi Arabia

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Singapore

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    South Africa

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (honours) degree with a minimum second-class division 2.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    South Korea

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Spain

    Degree requirements

    Licenciado with a minimum final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sri Lanka

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors Special degree with a minimum lower second honours.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Switzerland

    Degree requirements

    Licence or Diplôme with a minimum 4.5/6 or 7/10.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Taiwan

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Thailand

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Turkey

    Degree requirements

    Lisans Diplomasi with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    United Arab Emirates

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    USA

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Vietnam

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with a minimum CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

    As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

     

     

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Zambia

    Degree requirements

    Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Zimbabwe

    Degree requirements

    Bachelors (Honours) degree with a minimum second-class lower division.

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    My country is not listed

    If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

    Subject-specific requirements

    Your qualification should be in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, physics or engineering. You will also be considered if you have a finance- or economics-related degree provided that it contains several modules with a high quantitative modelling content (e.g., Mathematics for Economics/Finance; Applied Statistics; Econometrics) which have been passed with high marks. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

    English language requirements

    IELTS (Academic)

    Standard level (6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component).

    Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about IELTS

    Alternative English language qualifications

    Proficiency tests

    Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

    169 overall, including at least 162 in each skill.

    We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

    You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

    169 overall, including at least 162 in each skill.

    We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

    You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

    TOEFL (iBT)

    80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. 

    Check your TOEFL (iBT) qualification meets all of our language requirements and find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

    The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

    English language qualifications

    AS/A-level (GCE)

    Grade C or above in English Language.

    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

    GCE O-level

    Grade C or above in English.

    Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    GCSE or IGCSE

    Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

    Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

    Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

    If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

    If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

     Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

    Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

    The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

    Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

    International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

    English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

    Grades A - C in English language

    Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

    If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

    If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

    The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

    West African Senior School Certificate

    Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

    Country exceptions

    Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

    If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

    You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

    Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

    List of exempt countries: 

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada**
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    ** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

    English language support

    If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

    Visas and immigration

    Find out how to apply for a student visa

    Admissions information for applicants

    How to apply

    You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

    Personal statement

    Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

    Find out how to write a personal statement

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

    Application deadlines

    1 August 2022 (international), 1 September 2022 (UK)

    Modules

    These modules are running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching
      Spring and summer teaching
      Summer teaching

      Options

      Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

      While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Find out about studying business and management at Sussex, including finance, banking, marketing, logistics and entrepreneurship

        Our experts

        As financial risk analysis and investment analysis come to the fore, it is in these areas that students on this MSc will develop excellent employability skills.”Professor Carol Alexander
        Professor of Finance

        Fees and scholarships

        How much does it cost?

        Fees

        Home students:
        £12,750 per year for full-time students
        Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
        £12,750 per year for full-time students
        International students:
        £23,000 per year for full-time students

        Receive a £3,000 award towards your international tuition fee

        Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis. Find details on our tuition fees page

        If you’re a self-funded international student, you’re required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits

        Additional costs

        Note about additional costs

        Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

        Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI)

        You may opt for a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualification. The University pays for membership and exam fees. You must buy your own workbooks at a discounted price of around £48 for each exam. Exams take place 2 to 3 times a year.

        Living costs

        Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

        Find out about our terms and conditions

        How can I fund my course?

        Scholarships

        Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

        Working while you study

        Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

        Careers

        Our graduates are well prepared to enter any employment involving quantitative finance, from large businesses to boutique finance and trading houses. Recruiters include banks, corporate treasury, hedge funds, investment trusts and any firm requiring an in-depth and practical education.

        To give you a significant head start in your future career, you’ll be paired with a mentor whose career path matches your own ambitions, who will share their industry expertise with you and give you career guidance. 

        On successful completion of this MSc you are qualified to apply for graduate training positions as: 

        • a quantitative risk analyst
        • a quantitative investment analyst
        • an asset manager in a bank, corporation, hedge fund or insurance company.

         

        The MSc prepared me for a world of financial investments and economy enhancements, and gave me the experience needed for my career by developing my expertise.”Lamya Alkhoori
        HSBC
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