Financial Modelling

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)
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Financial modelling integrates mathematical and statistical methods with advanced studies in finance. This Masters programme will provide you with an enquiry-led understanding of interconnected subject areas in mathematics, statistics and finance.

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Entry requirements are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a subject such as mathematics, statistics, engineering or physics. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

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  • You will receive a high-level introduction to the use of mathematics and statistics in finance and gain a critical awareness of evolving and controversial areas of market behaviour. You will develop analytical, computation, evaluative and communication skills that can be applied to a wide range of finance and other business contexts.
  • The programme is designed to meet the needs of highly numerate graduates (principally graduates in mathematics, statistics, engineering or a related discipline) who wish to use their skills to pursue a career in finance.
  • Accounting and finance at Glasgow has earned an international reputation within both academic and professional accounting circles for the quality of its research and teaching since its inception in 1925.
  • We are ranked first in Scotland and fifth in the UK for accounting and finance research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. 80% of our research was judged to be of international quality with 10% rated as world-leading.
  • Our staff have close connections to the accounting and finance profession, with, for example, staff serving on the Accounting Standards Board, as Advisor to the House of Lords, as well as on various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Our staff also act as advisors to the Economic & Social Sciences Research Council, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council.
Programme overview
  • MSc: 12 months full-time
Teaching is through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Core courses
  • International capital markets
  • Mathematical models for finance
  • Statistical inference (half credit course)
  • Probability (half credit course)
  • Research methods
  • Financial reporting and interpretation
  • Mathematical and statistical modelling for finance

Optional courses
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • International banking and financial markets.
You will also complete a dissertation of around 12,000 words.


Career prospectsThis programme is designed to prepare you for back-office or mid-office roles in banks or other financial services businesses, or in any other part of a financial services business where a strongly numerate role exists.
Graduates from this programme are likely to be employed in key roles in banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions.