MSc Quantitative Finance

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

You 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.

The course is linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe.

Alliance MBS is ranked 19th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2016 QS World Rankings.

MSc Quantitative Finance / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry requirements

We normally look for 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

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 22 November 2017

If you'd like to know more about what it's like to study in Manchester, then join us at our next Open Day on 22 November.

You'll have the opportunity to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.  We'll be hosting an alumni panel who'll share their experience of studying at Alliance MBS with you and talk about what they've been doing since graduation.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 15 courses to choose from.

The event will be held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

You can now  register your interest  to attend the event, and you'll receive more information about the schedule for the day.

Events round the world

We take part in many events in the UK, the EU and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country .

If you plan to visit Manchester and and you are unable to attend the Open Day, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Fees

Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2017 were as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £24,000
    International students (per annum): £24,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

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

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
PGT Marketing and Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 306 1339
Email
Website
https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-quantitative-finance/
Academic department overview
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Testimonial Thanasak Ruksapol
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"The course units are taught by lecturers who are specialists with exceptional knowledge and experience in the field. The units involving computational finance and programming, jointly offered with the School of Mathematics, are excellent in terms of teaching and providing hands-on experience for a career in financial engineering."

Thanasak Ruksapol, Thailand

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