Quantitative Finance

University of Strathclyde


The MSc in Quantitative Finance has been developed to address the demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in financial tools, products and software.

The course is an innovative cross-faculty alliance between Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science. It's been designed for those with a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing who haven't studied these topics in detail in their undergraduate degree. The course allows students with different degree backgrounds to learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry.

The programme will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management leading to roles as hedge fund manager or financial analyst.

You may be able to undertake an industrial-based MSc project between June and September. The placement can be based in the UK or in another country and are typically paid internships.

Entry Requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in engineering, science or business subjects.

This MSc requires some prior mathematical knowledge for example, Higher level classes in Calculus;
Linear Algebra; Differential equations; Probability; Statistics.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


Faculty of Science


Mathematics and Statistics

SCQF Level