Course Description

MSc in Financial Mathematics

The role of Global Finance in the world has never been more complex. Events have shown how critical it is to have an understanding of the theory and logic behind the practice of financial decision-making, risk management and market behaviour.

This course is about high-level mathematics applied to practical problems in finance and industry. The course combines the principles of maths, finance and computing to prepare you for a career in the Financial Services Industry.  The course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or cognate area, who wish to gain the competitive advantage required for by high-level quantitative roles.

The full power of a mathematical theory is only revealed when it is used to solve practical problems. For this reason, we believe that an integrated presentation of theory and its use in practice is the best approach.

During the course you will develop an in-depth knowledge of financial and industrial modelling, the fundamentals of financial risk management and the techniques of stochastic analysis.

In 2009, the School was awarded the only Stokes Chair in Financial Mathematics in the country and succeeded in attracting a leading academic from Boston University. Students will thus have the benefit of receiving tuition at the highest level.

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CollegeDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryScience & Technology
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsMSc in Financial Mathematics
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements For admission to the M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics Hold an award equivalent to an Honours B.Sc. or similar in any quantitative discipline, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering and Economics. Candidates must have an honours primary degree in one of the above disciplines with not less than 50% grade in Calculus, Linear Algebra, Quantitative Methods or similar modules. Applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and work experience will also be considered. International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here. Fees Full time EU Status Fee €4,577 per annum Non EU Fee €15,000 per annum Part time EU Status Fee Part-time 7.5 credit module €368/Dissertation €1,470/Plus Part Time Capitation Fee €170 Non EU Fee Part time 7.5 credit module €1,235/Dissertation €4,950/Plus Part Time Capitation Fee €170
Carear PathThe recent explosion of the derivative security market has created an unprecedented need for highly sophisticated mathematics within the banking sector. Graduates with a wide spectrum of general methods and the ability to adapt them to new situations are infinitely more valuable to an employer. Graduates are employed in quantitative roles in the Fin Tech, Financial Services and Banking industries. Typically working to determine price, analyse and manage risk and identify profitable opportunities. Global career opportunities: Non-EEA graduates (including those from Asia and the MiddleEast) are eligible to apply for the Third Level Graduate Programme to obtain a visa for up to two years, for the purpose of seeking employment. Numerous students from the MiddleEast, the Asian subcontinent and the Far East have completed this programme and returned to lucrative careers in their home countries.
Course CodeDC704 (Full-Time) & DC761 (Part-Time)
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