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School of Mathematical Sciences

MSc Financial Mathematics

This programme is designed to equip students with the skills needed for a successful career in the more quantitative areas of banking and financial markets, or in financial mathematics research.

MSc Financial Mathematics

You will gain a clear understanding of the financial industry, together with a range of mathematical computational techniques that form an important part of the toolkit of a typical practitioner.

The programme structure is set up to allow students to specialise in a specific area (or stream), depending on your background, interests and future plans.

Investment Management and Data Analytics Stream
Financial services companies, such as investment managers, investment banks, alternative asset managers, family offices, wealth managers, trading firms and fintech start-ups, are seeking finance experts who can use mathematical and statistical techniques and the latest technologies to extract clear insights from financial markets and for other strategic operations.

Investment Banking and Risk Management Stream
Investment banks, investment managers and financial consulting firms, are continuously seeking finance experts who can use mathematical, statistical, and computational skills to assess, model, and hedge risk. In this stream, you will learn the core mathematical, statistical and computational skills of the typical risk practitioner.

Quantitative Pricing, Development and Research Stream
This stream is for you if you are planning a career in the more quantitative areas of banking and financial markets, financial computing, fintech or if you hope to undertake academic research in financial mathematics.

Programme highlights

  • Queen Mary is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, combining world-class research and teaching excellence
  • Develop modern financial mathematical skills that prepare you for careers in risk management, trading, quantitative analysis and more
  • Learn from lecturers with considerable experience in investment banking and financial markets
  • Take two modules taught by the School of Economics and Finance
  • Access to Bloomberg terminals for Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification


In Semester A, you will take four compulsory modules.

In Semester B, you can choose four modules from a wide number of elective modules.

In Semester C, you will work on your dissertation. 

Learn more about our modules

We offer all students the opportunity to take the prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist qualification

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You will have the option to take the Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification, and will have access to Bloomberg terminals in our Computing Lab

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