Suspension and extension information

The current Mathematical Finance Administrator is Monica Kundan Finlayson:

mathfin@maths.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0)1865 615210

Office: S0.15

Please contact the administrator in the first instance with any queries relating the administrative matters on the course.

 

Important Deadlines

Dissertation submission dates

There are three deadlines throughout the year for submitting dissertations. These are:

  • 19th April
  • 30th September
  • 17th December

If any of these dates for the corresponding year falls on a weekend, then the deadline for the relevant year will be on the closest Friday.

To apply for a suspension or extension for

  • a Michaelmas Term, you must have applied by 30 August preceding that Michaelmas Term
  • a Hilary Term, you must have applied by 17 November preceding that Hilary Term
  • a Trinity Term, you must have applied by 17 March preceding that Trinity Term

For upcoming deadlines and useful dates please see the Math Finance homepage.

  

Forms

Most of these forms will need to be completed and sent to mathfin@maths.ox.ac.uk by the deadlines provided by the Mathematical Finance Administrator.

Extensions and suspensions

Please see under 'Graduate Studies forms' on the Graduate Progression Forms webpage for:

  • GSO17 form - application for SUSPENSION
  • GSO17a form - form to be completed immediately prior to RETURN FROM SUSPENSION
  • GSO15 form - application form for EXTENSION (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST PER TERM OF AN EXTENSION IS £550.)

Assessment related forms

 

Guidance documents

 

Changing from MSc to Diploma Exit Award

You should only change from the MSc to the Diploma Exit Award once you have considered all the alternative options. Remember that, provided you have not already reached the term in which your dissertation is currently due for submission, you can apply to suspend for up to a total of 6 terms AND then to extend for up to a total of 5 terms. If you HAVE already reached the term in which your dissertation is currently due for submission, you can still apply to extend for up to a total of 5 terms. The last opportunity to opt for the Diploma Exit Award is on the day of the deadline for extension applications in the term in which your dissertation is currently due (please see above for such deadlines), so you can wait until you have suspended for 6 terms and extended for almost 5 terms before finally deciding to opt for the Diploma Exit Award.  You may wish to discuss your situation with your supervisor before opting for the Diploma Exit Award. Once you have been awarded the Diploma Exit Award it is not possible to reinstate on the MSc.

To change from the MSc to the Diploma Exit Award, you must complete the transfer form above and email it to mathfin@maths.ox.ac.uk.

This will be sent to your supervisor and college for approval. Your performance in the exams and 3 Advanced Module assignments will then be considered at the next Examiners' Meeting and, if satisfactory, you will then be awarded the Diploma Exit Award.

 

Student status

On-course transcript

You will receive, free of charge, on completion of the course, a transcript detailing your results for the entire course. However, if you require a transcript of your results so far, before you have finished the course, please obtain one via the Exam Schools.

Proof that you are a current student of the university

If you require proof that you are currently an enrolled student of the University of Oxford, please obtain an enrolment certificate via Student self-service. You will need to log in to student self-service using your Oxford single sign-on (Nexus) username and password (the username and password associated with your college email address).

Expiry of university card and/or Nexus (single sign-on) account

Shortly before returning from a suspension, you should return a completed GSO17a form (download from Graduate Progression Forms webpage) to mathfin@maths.ox.ac.uk.  If you have done so, or you are on an extension rather than having suspended, and your university card and/or Nexus (single sign-on) account still has expired or will shortly, please contact your college.

Expiry of maths IT account

If you are a current student, but your Maths Institute account has expired, or will shortly, please email help@maths.ox.ac.uk.