|Programme convenor:||Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino|
|Fee:||£3,640. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.|
|Programme start:||October / January / April / July|
The Postgraduate Certificate in Quantitative Finance is designed principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives.
The programme can also provide a suitable route towards entering either the Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Finance or MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance). Graduates with strong previous quantitative training (such as engineers) and graduates with lower levels of previous training can both benefit from the programme by choosing appropriate modules. (The programme's Academic Director will advise on your module choices).
If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email email@example.com.
Modules and programme structure
You can study any two of the following modules:
- Econometric Analysis and ApplicationsM432
- Econometric Principles and Data AnalysisM430
- Financial EconometricsM459
- Financial EngineeringM482
- Modelling Firms and MarketsM458
- Risk Management: Principles and ApplicationsM423
As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for research and other positions in banking, fund management, consultancy, central banks and international bodies.
The programme takes a minimum of one year to complete. Each of the modules lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of two years.
Education and experience
You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics, or another appropriate discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.
All international applicants must be able to show that their English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete their course at SOAS. If you have not yet taken an English language test, you can still apply for your degree, but we will include evidence of language requirements as part of your offer conditions. You can demonstrate English language ability in several ways.