MSc in Quantitative Finance 12 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

27,450 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

FinanceMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MSc in Quantitative Finance provides a rigorous grounding across a wide range of mathematical modelling methods and techniques for financial markets. From the pricing and hedging of financial securities to managing the risk in portfolios of equity, fixed income and derivative securities. A challenging programme, it equips students with the necessary theoretical, mathematical and computational skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in finance. Ambitious students with an educational background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven quantitative talent will be ideally suited to this programme. For graduates wishing to pursue further the theoretical dimension to the discipline, the curriculum content also provides the perfect basis for a Ph.D. in Finance.
The course was awarded Risk Management Accreditation by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA), confirming the suitability of the course for preparing graduates for a career as professional risk managers. Graduating students obtain exemptions to PRMIA level 1 and 2 exams.
The programme can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time option enables current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study, however this is dependent on students’ employment commitments.  Note that this is not a dedicated part-time programme and that part-time students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and complete group assignments in conjunction with the full-time cohort, for whom the schedule is primarily during working hours for a block of hours on several days a week.  Modules in autumn trimester will be delivered in a compressed format meaning that modules are taught intensively over two 6 week periods, requiring additional attendance at lectures and tutorials. Employer support is therefore essential.

Program overview

Main Subject

Finance

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The MSc in Quantitative Finance provides a rigorous grounding across a wide range of mathematical modelling methods and techniques for financial markets. From the pricing and hedging of financial securities to managing the risk in portfolios of equity, fixed income and derivative securities. A challenging programme, it equips students with the necessary theoretical, mathematical and computational skills needed to pursue a rewarding career in finance. Ambitious students with an educational background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven quantitative talent will be ideally suited to this programme. For graduates wishing to pursue further the theoretical dimension to the discipline, the curriculum content also provides the perfect basis for a Ph.D. in Finance.
The course was awarded Risk Management Accreditation by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA), confirming the suitability of the course for preparing graduates for a career as professional risk managers. Graduating students obtain exemptions to PRMIA level 1 and 2 exams.
The programme can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time option enables current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study, however this is dependent on students’ employment commitments.  Note that this is not a dedicated part-time programme and that part-time students will be required to attend lectures, tutorials and complete group assignments in conjunction with the full-time cohort, for whom the schedule is primarily during working hours for a block of hours on several days a week.  Modules in autumn trimester will be delivered in a compressed format meaning that modules are taught intensively over two 6 week periods, requiring additional attendance at lectures and tutorials. Employer support is therefore essential.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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100+
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65+
An honours bachelors degree in:
a. Business/Commerce to include a number of quantitative subjects such as Economics or Finance
or b. a Finance-related-area, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics
with a minimum 2.1 award at NFQ Level 8 (or international equivalent) in a. or b. above.
Applicants should have demonstrated strong academic ability (a 1.1 or 2.1) in a number of quantitative modules in their degree, such as mathematics, statistics, or econometrics.
Candidates may be asked to sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) subject to individual application.
1 Year
Aug
  • Candidates are required to submit references or letter(s) of recommendation for acceptance

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

19,500 EUR
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International Students

27,450 EUR
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