School of Mathematical Sciences

Careers & Professional Development

The MSc in Mathematical Finance programme will prepare students for a wide range of careers, especially in the banking and finance sector, as well as marketing, public services, consultancy, industry and commerce. The analytic and computing skills acquired throughout the programme are much valued in the financial sector and a number of recent graduates from the School of Mathematical Sciences have gone on to work for companies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Procter and Gamble, Barclays Capital, JP MorganChase and EDF Energy.

First destinations of School of Economics and Finance graduates include some of the most prestigious universities in UK, continental Europe and Asia; several independent economic research centres and private institutions; many governmental research departments and regulatory bodies, such as the antitrust authorities and the financial regulatory agencies; some international institutions such as the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Queen Mary’s careers service is run by a team of dedicated and professional staff. They offer advice through drop-in sessions and in-depth interviews, and run an extensive programme of seminars covering topics such as: interview skills; how to deal with psychometric tests; and surviving assessment centres. You will also be able to use the College’s extensive Careers Library. To find out more, please visit

Professional Development
Our programme is particularly designed to enhance your practical skills in mathematical finance. We also offer unique professional skills workshops and a seminar series with speakers from finance/banking sector. You can also join the School of Economics and Finance's MSc Investment Fund to gain hands on experience in trading and portfolio analysis along side your studies.