MSc in Mathematical and Computational Finance - Information for Applicants

The finance industry is one of the largest employers of mathematicians in the world. Mathematicians work in quantitative roles not only in investment banks and central banks but also in associated software companies, hedge funds, insurance companies and the finance departments of large corporations. The common language of modern financial markets is mathematics and those who work in this field have the opportunity for challenging and well-rewarded careers. Increasingly, a Masters degree from a top university is regarded as a prerequisite qualification to work in the industry. It is also a big step towards doing further research in this fascinating and dynamic subject.

 

Before you apply

Important Documents to be read before you apply:
  • Selection Criteria for the MSc MCF
    • If you are in doubt about whether your degree is in "mathematics or a related discipline", please see the answer to this FAQ
  • Graduate Studies Prospectus
  • Please ensure that you follow closely the guidance in the Application Guide.
  • All applicants should upload their solutions to the Mathematics admissions exercise as part of their applications. For this course, the solutions to the admissions exercise are included in the application INSTEAD OF the written work that is included in applications for other courses (please see details under the 'Documents' tab of the Application Guide). The authenticity statement included with the admissions exercise must be completed and submitted with your application, but should be on a separate sheet from the answers to the test.  Where possible, please do not enter your name on the pages of your application on which you submit your solutions to the admissions exercise.
  • GRE or GMAT test results are not a compulsory part of an application for the MSc Mathematical & Computational Finance, but if you feel a GRE or GMAT test result may help demonstrate your mathematical ability, you are welcome to include it with the supporting materials if you wish.
  • Please see the MSc Mathematical and Computational Finance webpage at Graduate Admissions for application deadlines
  • For general information on admission and help with any technical difficulties with the online application process, please contact Graduate Admissions at graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk
  • For course specific information please contact the MSc MCF Admission Administrator at mathfin.admissions@maths.ox.ac.uk, tel +44(0)1865 280102
  • If you have a disability, please see information on provision for disability and on accessibility
  • Frequently Asked Questions
 

Important Information for Applicants

  • The course code is 000171
  • Please see the course webpage on the Graduate Admissions webpages to check the current admissions status for the MSc Mathematical & Computational Finance. Admissions open each September for entry in the September of the next academic year.
  • All applicants must upload their solutions to the Mathematics admissions exercise, together with a completed authenticity statement. For this course, the solutions to the admissions exercise are included in the application INSTEAD OF the written work that is included in applications for other courses (please see details under the 'Documents' tab of the Application Guide). Please note that any application missing the mathematics admissions exercise will be deemed incomplete.
  • The applications are to be submitted online. Please read the Application Guide for further details.
  • Your answers to the MSc MCF Admission Exercise are to be submitted with your online application. However, if the size of your file exceeds 2MB, please send your results via e-mail to Graduate Admissions at graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk
  • Contact
  • Students on the course pay both course and college fees. To check whether you are eligible for any funding, please use the fees, funding and scholarship search tool. Please note, however, that most students on the course are self-funded.
  • We charge successful applicants a deposit in order to secure their offer (normally 10% of the University tuition fee). We will correspond in more detail about this with successful applicants.
  • Frequently Asked Questions