This masters programme covers the advanced mathematics that has revolutionised finance since the works of Black, Scholes and  Merton in the early seventies. This programme is aimed at those students who are passionate about mathematics and driven to make a career amongst the many and varied financial institutions throughout the world.

The programme, which is part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the joint research institute of mathematical sciences at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, provides an intensive training in the mathematical ideas and tools vital to the finance industry. By developing essential new mathematical concepts, especially in stochastic calculus, and placing the mathematics in the contexts of financial markets, derivative pricing and credit risk, the programme equips students for a range of exciting and potentially lucrative career opportunities.

Programme duration

This full-time taught MSc programme lasts for 12 months.

The programme is delivered jointly by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh and you will have access to all student facilities at each campus.

View Heriot-Watt University, Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics's Website
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