MSc Computational Finance

Duration Full time 1 year
  • Mathematics
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September


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The MSc Computational Finance will provide you with mathematical and computational skills required to solve real problems in quantitative finance.  Many areas of modern finance such as risk management and option pricing emphasise numerical and computational skills as well as an understanding of the mathematical background.

The programme brings together expertise from Mathematics and the Business School to ensure a balanced approach to many of the complex problems in modern quantitative finance.

On completion of the programme you will be able to review and implement complex financial models in a number of programming languages including C++, MATLAB and R.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching


Our graduates enter a wide variety of fields where their analytical skills are valued both in business and in the public sector. Areas such as finance and actuarial work are particularly popular.

We have an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students compete very successfully in the employment market. You will have the opportunity to meet graduate employers via our Careers Fairs and our Careers and Employment Service provides a wealth of guidance and advice to help you onto your career ladder.

Our Employability and Graduate development webpages provide information on the range of careers support you can receive at the University of Exeter.

Entry requirements 2017

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in mathematics or joint mathematics.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2017/18

  • UK/EU: £12,500 full-time
  • International: £22,500 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Current available funding

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