- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time
- Entry requirements
We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.
- You ideally need a a degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, actuarial or decision sciences and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree, with excellent results
- We highly recommend GMAT or GRE and anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections
- When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
Full entry requirements
- How to apply
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This specialist course gives you a thorough understanding of the full range of quantitative methods needed for financial decision making.
Postgraduate Information Sessions
We will be holding a series of virtual information sessions with a presentation on `How to submit an application' followed by a Q&A.
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Stream recorded sessions
from The University of Manchester's postgraduate virtual open day.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £28,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £28,500
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
Due to the competition for places and limited availability, this course requires a deposit of £2,000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.
The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:
- you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
- you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)
If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.
If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.
The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and awards to outstanding UK and international students each year.
If you're a current or recent student at The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, you may be eligible for our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes
The University of Manchester is committed to widening participation in master's study, and allocates £300,000 in funding each year. Our Manchester Master¿s Bursaries
are aimed at widening access to master's courses by removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from underrepresented groups.
For more information, see the Department of Mathematics Fees and funding
page or visit the University of Manchester funding for master¿s courses
website for more information.