This course starts in September 2020

Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

Fintech, Risk and Investment Analysis MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2020
Apply by:
1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)
  • 60th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
  • 7th in the UK for graduate prospects in Accounting and Finance (The Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 3rd in the UK for annual research income in 2017/18 (Chartered Association of Business Schools)

This highly practical course is designed to meet the challenges of today’s financial markets. You have the opportunity to specialise in financial technology (fintech).

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

Our curriculum is designed in consultation with major professional bodies including Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

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 final mark of at least 7.5-8.5 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 second-class upper 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 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.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 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.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.5 or 8 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.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class upper division or GPA 3.1/4.0.

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 CGPA 3.3/4.0 (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 final mark of 5-5.5/7 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 an overall mark of at least 69%-82% depending on your university.

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 GPA of 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.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 7.5.

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.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 17/20.

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 an overall grade of at least 70%-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.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 13.

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 final mark of 2.4 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 second-class upper 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 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.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class upper 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 an overall mark of at least 54-69% 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 GPA 2.9/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.1/4.0.

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 final mark of at least 15.

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 an overall mark of at least 105.

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 CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 80%.

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 an overall mark of 4 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 3,33.

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 second-class upper 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 CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 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 CGPA 3.5/4.0 or 14/20.

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 CGPA of at least 2.9/4.0

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 final mark of at least 8/10.

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

Masters degree with overall mark of 80%

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 second-class upper division or CGPA of at least 2.8-3.3/5.0 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.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of 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.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

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 overall grade of 65% or Masters with 60%

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 at least 80% or 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.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7.5/10.

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 final mark of at least 13/20 from a public university or 15/20 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 1.5/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.7/4.0

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.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 3 (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 CGPA 3.5/5.0 or 3/4.0.

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 second-class upper division or CAP 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.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 1.

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 CGPA of at least 3.2/4.5 or 3.0/4.3 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 final mark of at least 2/4 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.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with upper 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 5/6 or 8/10.

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 overall mark of at least 66%-78% 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 CGPA of at least 2.7 - 2.9/4.0 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 CGPA of at least 2.7 - 2.9/4.0 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 CGPA 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.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.3-3.5/4.0 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.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.2/4.0 or 7.3/10.

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 second-class upper 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 (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

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

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

176 overall, including at least 169 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)

176 overall, including at least 169 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

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. 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.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

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

Application deadlines

1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

Course details

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

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.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

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
Prof Carol Alexander

Prof Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance

Research interests

Algebra, Applied Statistics, Blockchain Applications, Cryptography, Decision Analysis, Evolutionary Game Theory, Exchange Trading, Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Mathematics, Financial Modelling, Game Theory, Hedge Funds, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Real Options, Risk Analysis, Statistical Methodology, Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Analysis, Stochastic Processes, Volatility Analysis

View Carol Alexander's profile

Dr Michael Coulon

Dr Michael Coulon

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Commodities, Energy, Environmental policy, Finance, Financial Mathematics, Financial Modelling

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Dr Nikolaos Karouzakis

Dr Nikolaos Karouzakis

Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Asset Pricing, Bayesian Inference, Derivatives, Finance, Financial Markets, Interest rates, Term Structure Models

View Nikolaos Karouzakis's profile

Dr Xiaochun Meng

Dr Xiaochun Meng

Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Data analysis, Expected Shortfall, Forecast Evaluation, Forecast Models, forecasting, Multivariate Distributional Forecast, Scoring Rules, Value at Risk

View Xiaochun Meng's profile

Dr Faek Menla Ali

Dr Faek Menla Ali

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

Capital flows, Exchange rates, Financial Econometrics, International finance, Volatility Modelling

View Faek Menla Ali's profile

Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£12,450 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£12,450 per year
International students:
£23,000 per year

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

If you are a self-funded international student starting a Masters course in September 2020, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits.

Additional costs

Additional costs

Please note, all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Costs are paid at the start of your course unless specified otherwise. 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

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.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

Find out about our terms and conditions

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

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.

Graduate destinations

Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • business analyst, HSBC
  • data analyst, Princes Trust
  • management graduate trainee, Lloyds Bank.

(Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

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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