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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Financial Mathematics

  • Masters (Coursework)

UQ's Master of Financial Mathematics is designed to equip you with sophisticated mathematical and computational techniques to measure and manage risk in the financial marketplace.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5573, 079389K
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $82,080 total

About this course

You'll study the pricing of financial contracts such as financial and real options, management of investment portfolios, capital adequacy requirements for financial institutions, valuation of firms, optimal capital management and optimal contracting.

Our two year full-time program offers you a practical and flexible curriculum that you can tailor to your interests and career goals through a range of elective courses, including Computation in Financial Mathematics, Financial Calculus, Machine Learning, Financial Risk Management, and Econometrics of Financial Markets.

You'll also be able to experience financial markets first-hand with an industry placement project, applying your knowledge and skills while working in sectors such as banking, energy trading or superannuation.

With a Master of Financial Mathematics qualification from UQ you'll be highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms and trading companies.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn cutting-edge computational methodology, mathematical modelling and stochastic methods in finance to identify strategic investment or business opportunities, manage portfolios and price financial products.
  • Benefit from UQ's strong connections with industry and government and experience the financial markets first-hand with an industry placement.
  • Build on your background in mathematics, commerce or economics/econometrics.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Investment banker
  • Retail banker
  • Market risk manager
  • Financial planning manager
  • Data scientist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Financial product developer
  • Credit risk analyst
  • Revenue manager
  • Stockbroker