Why is this subject for you?
- You have an interest in quantitative finance.
- You want a career in areas such as trading, quantitative portfolio management, data analytics, risk management and academia.
- You want to learn through doing.
Studying quantitative finance looks at how mathematical, programming and statistical tools are used in the real-world for the analysis and modelling of financial data.
The programme will equip students with the cutting-edge quantitative and computational techniques and strategies utilised by leading financial firms and will prepare students for future careers in a quantitative finance, trading or more general finance environment. The course aims to bridge the gap between quantitative models and financial decision-making.
- Entry requirements
- 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Finance, Mathematics, Economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and Engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component.
- English language requirements
- An IELTS* score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component. *Taken within the last 2 years.
- Tuition fees
- £19,900 / ¥181,071
- Asset Pricing (15)
- Corporate Finance (15)
- Market Microstructure (15)
- Data Management (15)
- Research Methods in Finance (15)
Semester 2 (CATS)
- Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning (15)
- Time-Series Financial Econometrics (15)
- Trading Principles (15)
- Academic Dissertation (60 CAT points)
- Applied Research Project (60 CAT points)
End of semester exams, class tests, individual and group projects, oral presentations and case study investigations.
The Trading Room is utilised in many modules and extra-curricular activities. Many classes are held in the Trading Room. Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. Students learn through using UpTick and Oxyor simulations. The Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life.
The programme has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. It aligns with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) – the core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are generally accepted and applied by investment professionals throughout the world.
Student Managed Fund (SMF)
Quantitative Finance students are encouraged to join the Student Managed Fund to supercharge their future employability by having some real money investment experience. Queen’s Management School is one of only a handful of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer this experience which is a game changer when it comes to graduate employability. Students manage a real money investment portfolio of £30,000.