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Study financial mathematics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying financial mathematics as an international student.

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Financial mathematics degrees abroad

Financial mathematics is the application of mathematical methods to financial markets. It draws on elements of accounting, economics, statistics, and more.

As a financial mathematics student, you’ll cover topics including probability theory, statistical modeling, and asset pricing. You’ll build the sophisticated knowledge and skills needed to launch a successful career in financial services.

The global financial sector is full of opportunities for hardworking and enthusiastic graduates. Studying overseas is an unbeatable way to uncover these prospects while gaining a top-class education.

Financial mathematics program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in financial mathematics last a minimum of three years, or four years with a placement. Completing a year in industry is a fantastic way to test out potential careers and network with professionals.

If you want to study in the US, your undergraduate degree will take four years. The first half of your program will be dedicated to general education classes, before you declare a major in financial mathematics at the end of your second year.

After finishing your BSc, you can continue studying on a postgraduate program. Master’s degrees can be taken on a part or full-time basis over one or two years. PhDs vary in length, but most last between four and six years.

You’ll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group workshops, and computer laboratories. Exams, essays, research projects, group work, and presentations are just some of the ways you could be assessed.

Here are some of the core topics you’ll probably cover during your degree:

  • Financial accounting
  • Probability and statistics
  • Corporate financial management
  • Linear algebra
  • Mathematical methods
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Asset pricing

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Financial mathematics study abroad programs

Financial mathematics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in financial mathematics

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    Financial Mathematics - BSc (Hons) Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,049 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Financial Mathematics - BSc University of Limerick, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,236 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,986 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Financial Mathematics - BSc University of Mount Union, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    31,700 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 31,700 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Financial Engineering - BF Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    3,249 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 2,700 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematical Sciences - Financial Mathematics - BSc DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,551 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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Financial mathematics graduate programs

Master's in financial mathematics

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    Financial engineering - MMgt HEC Liège Management School, Belgium

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    14,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Mathematics and Modelling- Specialization Mathematical Statistics and Financial mathematics - MSc Linnaeus University, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,370 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 155,000 SEK

    Start date
    September
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    Financial Engineering - MF Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    4,693 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 3,900 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Financial Mathematics - MSc Dublin City University, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,049 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Financial Engineering - MSc Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    38,876 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 38,876 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Future financial mathematics careers

After graduation, you’ll be ready to kickstart a fast-paced career in areas like finance, banking, accounting, and economics.

Your analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills will be highly-prized across many sectors and job roles, but here are some of the most popular graduate destinations:

  • Statistician
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Investment analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Stockbroker
  • Auditor

Participating in relevant work experience is a sure-fire way to get noticed by employers. You’ll develop the specialist knowledge and professional skills needed to stand out in today’s competitive job market.