The MSc Financial Mathematics is delivered jointly by the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) and the Business School and is aimed at numerate students from a broad range of backgrounds who wish to work in the finance industry.
The combination of mathematics and business courses provides our graduates with a rigorous understanding of the mathematical and economic models used in finance today, as well as the practical knowledge to apply their skills and knowledge to solve real-world finance problems.
You will have access to our world-class facilities, including our Bloomberg finance lab, a software platform that provides real-time and historical data, market-moving news and analytics used by some of the world's leading financial decision-makers.
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In addition, you will access key Mathematica software facilities, giving you the opportunity to work with the big data sets needed for the microstructure studies employed by the financial and banking sectors.
Part of this programme is run in collaboration with Bentley University in Boston, one of the leading business-focused universities in the United States. Prof Victoria Steblovskaya, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Bentley University, regularly visits the University of Aberdeen and co-supervises a number of student research dissertations. This valuable partnership further enhances the international scope of the programme and provides valuable networking opportunities for students seeking to progress to PhD programmes at Bentley University or other US institutions.
In the second semester, you can choose from a number of optional courses, alongside your core courses, depending on your particular interests or career plans. Current options include Economics of Financial Markets or Real Options and Decision Making and either Empirical Methods in Finance Research or Portfolio Analysis and Management.