Financial Engineering Masters/MSc
How long it takes:
1 year full-time
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
This course consists of 180 credits, two-thirds from taught modules (core modules are compulsory, choose several optional modules) and one-third from your research project.
- Mathematical Finance – 20 credits
- Numerical Methods and Numerical Linear Algebra – 20 credits
- Advanced Mathematical Finance – 20 credits
- Financial Engineering Project – 60 credits
Choose 60 credits. Example optional modules are listed below:
- Applied Statistics – 20 credits
- Statistical Methods in Finance and Economics – 20 credits
- Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimisation – 20 credits
- Nonlinear Programming I and Heuristic Optimisation – 20 credits
- Game Theory and Multicriteria Decision Making – 20 credits
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
Postgraduate study at the University of Newcastle is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over and making you an attractive prospect in a very competitive job market.
This programme gives an ideal preparation for a career in quantitative analysis in economic or financial sectors with state-of-art mathematical methods, computational skills and programming expertise. The School’s graduates work in a wide variety of fields in governmental and multi-national organisations.
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