Postgraduate Course

MSc Financial Mathematics

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Course Options
  • MSc, Other Masters, Other PG AwardFull-timeSeptember18 monthsCNY 90000 module

Notes about fees for this course

90,000 CNY

Course Information


The MSc Financial Mathematics programme provides you with advanced analytical training, quantitative knowledge and the practical skill sets required by modern financial institutions. It aims to equip you with a solid education in financial analysis, risk management and financial engineering for a successful career in the finance and banking industries. It is heavily weighted towards advanced mathematics and programming modules designed with practical applications in mathematical and quantitative finance.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.


Knowledge and skills

The MSc Financial Mathematics programme will equip you with:

  • intellectual skills and theoretical understandings appropriate for the study of financial mathematics and quantitative analysis at postgraduate level
  • practical mathematics and object-oriented programming skills linking finance theories to real-world application
  • skills in research, evaluation and analysis and the quantitative techniques to evaluate and interpret complex data and research literature
  • skills and abilities to devise, plan and undertake complex research projects in the field of financial mathematics.



Core modules:

  • Advanced modelling methods in finance
  • Advanced financial econometrics
  • Computational methods in finance
  • Continuous time finance
  • Advanced statistics
  • Stochastic calculus
  • Dissertation.

Elective modules:

  • Microeconomics for financial mathematics
  • Quantitative methods
  • Numerical computation in finance
  • Advanced risk management.

Additional learning activity modules

There are many useful modules and seminars from which to choose for Additional Learning Activity purposes.




A postgraduate degree in financial mathematics gives you many employment opportunities in the business world such as in banks, investment firms, insurance companies, consulting services to the financial industry, government regulation agencies and business entities. You could also conduct teaching and research at universities, research institutions or government entities.




RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme.

University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us.


Entry requirements:

academic background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field, such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, finance and economics.


English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)
TOEFL iBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in any skill)

Entry Requirements For This Course


An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computer science, finance and economics.

English Language Requirements

  • If English is not your first language, but you are following a full-time degree level programme delivered wholly in English, you will normally be exempt from the English language requirements.
  • If you have not studied at degree level in English, you will need to provide evidence of your level of proficiency in the English language. You should normally possess (or be planning to complete) one of the following qualifications:

IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all sections)

  • Individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate English proficiency. As a condition of your admission or after admission, you may be required to complete English language modules as part of your additional learning activity requirement during your studies at XJTLU, on a pass/fail basis, depending on your proficiency in English.
  • If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 of an IELTS band, or similar number for other English exams, you can apply to take our 4-week intensive English Presessional. For further information please click here.

Course Contact Details


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