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MSc Mathematics and Financial Modelling

Programme Director: Maura Paterson


Birkbeck's MSc in Mathematics and Financial Modelling is a part-time course that combines the study of mathematics at postgraduate level with a strong component of financial mathematics and modelling. The course offers you the chance to study a range of modules in pure and applicable mathematics, as well as financial mathematics, thus giving you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in these areas. Depending on your choices, you will take between six and eight modules, allowing you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most.

You will also learn key mathematical research skills and methods, including how to conduct a literature search, how to read mathematical papers, and how to communicate your ideas and findings, both in writing and orally. The second year of the course includes a dissertation that allows you to engage in a sustained investigation of an area that interests you within statistics and/or finance, implementing what you have learned from the taught modules on the course and combining this knowledge with new research and analysis.

Over two years, you will also acquire the skills to pursue your interests in mathematics and financial modelling to a higher level and beyond the classroom, whether for a formal MPhil/PhD research degree, for your career, or simply because you have a passion for the subject.

The course's distinct mode of part-time evening study means that this is one of the very few taught MSc courses in mathematics and financial modelling that can be taken by busy people who are balancing study with work and other personal and family commitments.

General enquiries and questions concerning admissions should be directed to the Programme Administrator:

Ian Munro