Quantitative Finance Program, M.Sc. in United Kingdom 2019

University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Study in:United kingdom
Deadline: 25 Aug 2019 EEA/EU


The Quantitative Finance Program from University of Glasgow will provide you will a detailed understanding of:

  •  the structure of financial markets and forecasting of financial data
  • theoretical models in the core areas of quantitative finance, such as option pricing and hedging
  • advanced econometric and calibration methods to construct practical models of asset prices using these theories.

Why this program?

  • You will put theory into practice by using software packages such as C++ and Matlab, and will have access to our Bloomberg training room to enhance your employability skills.
  • You will develop programming skills to utilise in the workplace. In lectures you will be taught the theory and be provided with a financial problem and you will solve these in labs/tutorials.

Career prospects

This program Quantitative Finance Program will help prepare you for a career in government, international organisations or financial institutions working as derivative traders, quantitative traders or quantitative risk managers. Recent graduates have taken up positions in various investments banks. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

Program Structure

Core courses

  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial derivatives
  • Mathematical finance
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets.

Optional courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis
  • Applied computational finance
  • C++ in finance
  • Empirical asset pricing
  • Economic fundamentals and financial markets
  • Financial market micro structure
  • Game theory with applications in economics and finance
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis).

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, or another highly mathematical discipline.


The University of Glasgow has a number of Adam Smith Business School Excellence scholarships available for students entering the Adam Smith Business School. The scholarship is awarded as a tuition fee discount.

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