The MSc in Mathematical Finance is a specialist master’s degree designed to equip talented individuals with the skills necessary for a successful career in banking and the financial markets.
Specifically, the programme provides in-depth training for professional roles such as quantitative analysis, trading, financial engineering and structuring, risk management, and software development. Business sectors include investment and commercial banking, fund management, the insurance business, and hedge funds.
The programme is taught jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Economics and Finance, leveraging on the expertise of both departments. It features a wide range of compulsory and elective modules, as well as the opportunity to undertake a significant project in an area of interest.
The programme is offered full-time over one year or part-time over two years, and is assessed by a combination of coursework, examinations and a project dissertation.
The Bank of England regularly visits QMUL as part of our MSc Industry talks
Citi sponsor Maths careers events on campus
This MSc programme is directed by Dr Michael Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Financial Mathematics. Prior to joining Queen Mary in 2012, Michael worked for over 10 years as a quantitative analyst and software engineer for a number of well-known investment banks in the City of London. There he developed state-of-the-art pricing models for a wide range of financial products, including interest rate derivatives, commodity options and exotic credit derivatives. He has also spent time working on a bond trading desk, devising trading strategies using proprietary statistical arbitrage techniques. Michael is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds a PhD from Brunel University (London) in Mathematical Physics.
Now working at Société Générale
“My QMUL experience has made a massive difference to my employability. I’ve added core skills like C++, VBA and a certification in Excel to my CV so people can see how much I’ve developed since my undergraduate degree”