MSc in Mathematics and Computing for Finance

General

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Program Description

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.

Mathematics and Computing for Finance Employment Opportunities

An MSc in Mathematics & Computing for Finance significantly improves your career prospects. Popular career destinations include the actuarial profession, finance, technology and business, where mathematicians are in demand for statistical analysis, research and development positions.

Recent Swansea graduates have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or Physics. Applicants whose first degree is not in mathematics will be considered on an individual basis taking into account the mathematical content of their first degree.
  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

An MSc in Mathematics & Computing for Finance significantly improves your career prospects. Popular career destinations include the actuarial profession, finance, technology and business, where mathematicians are in demand for statistical analysis, research and development positions.

Recent Swansea graduates have been employed by AXA, BA, Deutsche Bank, Shell Research, Health Authorities and Local Government.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. Read less