The MSc in Mathematics and Computing for Finance is designed to meet the demand for specially trained mathematicians in the world’s finance and insurance markets.
Banks have an urgent need for employees with advanced mathematical skills and the ability to develop a company-wide understanding of turbulent financial markets.
You will study different elements of mathematics and computing, and develop your research, project management, and written communication skills.
Our extensive expert support helps to shape your dissertation into an excellent foundation for your future career.
Upon graduation, you will be a knowledgeable and specialised mathematician with proven skills to independently deliver a substantial project, and the potential to make a serious difference in any organisation.
Why Mathematics and Computing for Finance at Swansea?
Our new £32.5m Computational Foundry for computer and mathematical sciences provides state-of-the-art learning facilities
Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 350 [QS World University Rankings 2017]
Mathematics at Swansea is world ranked in the top 400 [301-400 (out of 500) in the new Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017]
Swansea University is UK University of the Year Runner-up and Welsh University of the Year [Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Your Mathematics and Computing for Finance Experience
You first study a wide range of modules covering topics including stochastic processes, algebraic coding theory, black scholes theory and financial mathematics. In the second part of the course, you complete a significant dissertation project.
Over the course of your studies, you are assessed by a combination of written examinations, coursework and the dissertation.
Your studies are supported by facilities including the main university library - containing an extensive collection of mathematics resources, and our Information Services and Systems (ISS).
Also available to you is the Aubrey Truman Reading Room in the centre of the department. This is home to the departmental library and a suite of computers.
Swansea University was named University of the Year in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice Awards for the second time in five years. As well as being crowned University of the Year, Swansea University took the top spot in the International category and placed top three in the Postgraduate, and Course and Lecturers categories. The Whatuni Student Choice Awards are voted for entirely by students, with more than 41,000 reviews and comments submitted from more than 160 UK institutions.
In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2021, we are placed 24th in the UK and have won the Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as Wales’ leading higher education institution.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2020.
Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.