Ambitious students with an educational background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven quantitative talent will be ideally suited to this programme.
This course covers a broad range of subjects related to the mathematical modelling of financial markets and the pricing and hedging of financial securities. The course equips you with the necessary theoretical, mathematical and computational skills needed to pursue a career in quantitative finance. If you are a competitive student looking for a career in finance that will use your quantitative talents to the full, this is the course for you.
For graduates wishing to pursue further the theoretical dimension to the discipline, the curriculum content provides the perfect basis for a Ph.D. in Finance.
The course was awarded Risk Management Accreditation by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA), confirming the suitability of the course for preparing graduates for a career as professional risk managers. Graduating students obtain exemptions to PRMIA level 1 and 2 exams.
The programme can be undertaken on a part-time basis, thus enabling current professionals with the relevant background to combine working life with study. However, if you are in full-time employment, employer support is essential to undertake the part-time option as it requires class attendance and some work on group assignments during the working day.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
Part-Time Programme Duration
Based on class of 2017/18
33% / 67%
International class %
The Smurfit Experience
Want to find out more? Watch the videos below to gain deeper insight into the programme and campus life.
Quinn Pop Up Stand January 2019
UCD Lochlann School of Business
Masters Open Evening February 2019
Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
UCD Graduate Study Fair
eFellows Master Day, Business & Economics - Frankfurt
MSc Information Webinar February 2019