Programme Structure

The programme lasts for one calendar year formally starting in the last week of September. The programme is full time consisting of taught components which are usually examined in the Third Term (Monday 27 April 2015 - Friday 12 June 2015). The course is equivalent to 180 UCL credits. The programme normally consists of 4 compulsory components (60 credits), 4 optional components (60 credits), plus an individual project (60 credits). Each taught component corresponds to approximately 30 hours of lectures. 


Both compulsory and optional modules are spread over terms 1 (Monday 22 September 2014 - Friday 12 December 2014) and 2 (Monday 12 January 2015 - Friday 27 March 2015) with exams taking place in term 3. Please see the UCL Calendar 2014-2015 for more information.


Some components may include assessment by an element of coursework in addition to an examination. After the examinations, all students will then embark on an individual project with the submission early in September. The taught modules account for 2/3 of the final mark with the project making up 1/3.


If students are unable to, or do not wish to, complete the project element, they may register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Mathematics which only covers the taught elements. They should see the MSc tutor to discuss this option. 

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