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Quantitative Finance


The Quantitative Finance specialisation is designed for students who want to apply quantitative methods of analysis within a financial context. The specialisation introduces many of the theoretical and analytical tools that are important in modern finance. Students learn techniques for analysing financial data and also the skills needed to build and use models for financial forecasting and decision making. There is an emphasis on spreadsheet methods that can be applied in practice.

About this specialisation

To meet requirements for the Quantitative Finance specialisation in the Master's degree, you complete six units of study (36 credit points), as follows:

(1) two foundational units of study (12 credit points):

  • Capital Markets and Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business.

(2) two compulsory (core) units of study (12 credit points):

  • Financial Time Series and Forecasting
  • Quantitative Finance and Derivatives.

(3) two elective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the options listed for this specialisation including:

  • Advanced Asset Pricing
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Portfolio Theory and its Applications.

For unit availability please refer to the "Units of study in this specialisation" section below.

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