Mathematical Finance MSc
View tabbed content | View all content (for printing)
Applicants should be on track for at least a good upper second class honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in mathematics, including evidence of performance at that level in key areas such as probability, analysis and differential equations. Offers may include specific grades in particular modules. Exceptional applicants taking degrees such as physics or computer science may be considered provided there is a substantial mathematical component covering the key areas.
Students whose first language is not English require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in each other component, or 90 for the internet based TOEFL with no component score lower than 23.
Good English language skills are vital for successful completion of the course, particularly the dissertation element, which involves sophisticated concepts and the precise use and understanding of technical language. We reserve the right to make the final decision concerning your English language ability, taking into consideration your test scores and any other relevant information from the admission process.
If your English score is only slightly below the minimum requirement and you have a strong application, we may decide to offer you a place subject to attending an academic English course at the University of Manchester prior to the start of the course.
English language test validity: Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.