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Master of Financial Mathematics

Overview

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.

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 1.5 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.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
2 Years Master of Financial Mathematics
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5572
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$41936 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
2 Years Master of Financial Mathematics
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5572
CRICOS Code
079388M
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build on your background in mathematics, commerce or economics/econometrics.
  • Benefit from UQ’s strong connections with industry and government and experience the financial markets first-hand with an industry placement.
  • Tailor the curriculum to your interests and career goals by selecting from over 30 courses.

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2022

53 in the world for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Finance
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Calculus
  • Computation in Financial Mathematics

Career possibilities

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
  • Data scientist
  • Financial planning manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial product developer
  • Credit risk analyst
  • Business intelligence manager
  • Funds manager

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) majoring in mathematics.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) majoring in mathematics.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Financial Mathematics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$32,960

2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $41,936

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Financial Mathematics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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