# Eligibility

Entry requirements for the Computational Mathematical Finance MSc.

Entry requirements for the Financial Modelling & Optimization MSc.

Applicants should have a good first degree (comparable to UK first class or upper second class honours degree), in Mathematics or a degree with significant mathematical component (e.g. a degree in some physical science).

We advise that, in most cases, applicants with degrees in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance do **not** meet this requirement.

More specifically we are looking for the following skills:

## Mathematics

Applicants should have done the majority of the following courses as part of their first degree:

- Calculus
- Real Analysis
- Linear Algebra
- Probability
- Statistics
- Differential Equations

## Programming

Applicants should have done at least one semester undergraduate programming course (in any language e.g. C, C++, Java, Python) passed with a good grade. This would equip applicants with understanding of flow control, methods / functions and some basics of data structures.

## English

If the applicant's first first language is not English or the entire first degree is not from a British University, then we will need evidence of the applicant's English language ability.

See the English Skills section for details of what is required.