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Masters (MSc) in Quantitative Finance

Gain a thorough understanding of the quantitative methods needed for financial decision making.

This Master's in Quantitative Finance enables you to learn how to design new financial products and gain advanced knowledge of the main theoretical and applied quantitative finance concepts. There is an international and multicultural perspective with a focus on current issues.

Alliance MBS is ranked 20th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2018 QS World Rankings, and the course is linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe.

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MSc Quantitative Finance / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
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

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course overview

This specialist course gives you a thorough understanding of the full range of quantitative methods needed for financial decision making.

Open days

Master's Virtual Open Week

The next Master's Virtual Open Week will take place from 18 to 22 October 2021.

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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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Contact us for further information about the new Accounting and Finance scholarship for UK/EU students and other  scholarships available .

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Master's Admissions Team
Email
Website
https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-quantitative-finance/
School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .