Mathematics and Finance
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Mathematics and Finance

Broaden your knowledge of mathematics and quantitative finance for a career in the financial services sector.

Develop skills for a career in the finance and beyond

Become familiar with latest industry practice, trends and research

Enhance your financial expertise on a project carried out with departmental experts or on an external industry placement

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year, 2 years

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode

    Full-time, Part-time

  • Fees

    • Full-time: £41,750
      Part-time: £20,875 Home

    • Full-time: £41,750
      Part-time: £20,875 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • 2:1 in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or physics

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Prepare for a wide range of careers in quantitative finance on this varied Master's course.

This course will deepen your understanding of major aspects of mathematical finance. You'll explore latest industry practice and research, with regular insights from leading practitioners.

The varied programme covers key mathematical foundations, finance principles and tools, and implementation and data analysis.

You'll receive training in a range of mathematical, statistical and programming tools required to pursue or advance a career within financial services.

You'll also apply your knowledge from the course on a research project. This will be carried out internally or on a placement with a bank, hedge fund or similar financial institution.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

You’ll take all of these core modules.

Core modules

You’ll choose five optional modules.

Optional modules

Between May and September, you'll complete an external placement with a finance-related company.

You'll develop a deeper understanding of some advanced mathematical methods to solve problems of practical importance in the financial industry.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning


  • Lectures, tutorials and practicals
  • Research project

  • 84% Lectures, tutorials and practicals
  • 16% Research project

Teaching and learning methods

  • Individual research project
    Independent research project
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Person giving feedback
    Office hours
  • Problem classes / problem sheets
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
  • Dissertation
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written examinations

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Tuition fees

Home fee




£20,875per year

Overseas fee




£20,875per year

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Acquire a number of highly transferable skills, including active research, data analysis and problem-solving skills.

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Graduates are highly sought after in a range of fields, including quantitative finance, trading and risk management.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of careers.

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These include Financial Analysts, Quantitative Analysts and Risk Management Analysts.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications