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MSc Mathematical Finance July 2012 Newsletter

   

   
  Thursday 5 July 2012  
         
 


Dear Applicant,

Greetings from the programme director Prof. Christian Beck:

Welcome to our first newsletter, which will update you on the latest developments concerning the new MSc in Mathematical Finance programme. If you are currently finalising your degree, I hope that you have a successful exam season. Please inform us of the outcome as soon as possible so that we can confirm your offer here at Queen Mary.

In case you have not heard it in the news, Queen Mary will be joining the prestigious Russell group, which represents the leading universities in the UK. With effect from August 2012, Queen Mary will become one of only 24 universities represented by the Group, all of whom are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability, and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Together with the convenient location of Queen Mary in central London, in close proximity to the two world renowned financial districts of the City of London and Canary Wharf, we are therefore confident of providing you with an outstanding academic as well as cosmopolitan experience.

Our programme is designed with a particular emphasis on enhancing your practical skills in mathematical finance. We also offer a unique professional skills workshop series and a seminar series with speakers from the banking/finance centre.

At the School of Mathematical Sciences, we are excited about the newly refurbished rooms for our MSc students, providing state of the art computing facilities and a comfortable lounge for relaxation and socialising.  

You are very welcome to come visit us to take a look at our facilities and to talk to members of our team.

I wish you a productive and exciting summer and look forward to meeting you in September!

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Online open day - Live Web Chat

Our team is organizing an online open day specifically for you. You are welcome to chat online with a lecturer of the programme on Wednesday the 11th of July 2012.

Attending our live chat event will give you the chance to find out what it is like to be an MSc Mathematical Finance student at Queen Mary, University of London. You will also be able to discover the many benefits and opportunities you can experience as a Queen Mary student.

Register Online here.

What time on Wednesday 11th July 2012?
10:00-18:00 (BST)
15:30-01:30 (Asia)
10:00-18:00 (Africa)
* BST: British Summer Time, one hour ahead of Greenwich
Mean Time (GMT +1)

How does it work?

This event is online only and runs via chat based software. There will be one chat room where you can speak with MSc Mathematical Finance, academics and other applicants. We anticipate popular topics will include:

  • Module registration
  • Teaching
  • Policies
  • Exams
  • Dates of the programme
  • Living in London
  • How to pay fees

Once you register you can log in, post questions and view discussions. You can log on anytime during the session and ask questions about studying with the MSc Mathematical Finance.
To get an idea of what life is like at Queen Mary before you attend the Live Web Chat please visit our recently updated student experiences page.

We look forward to meeting you during our Online Live Web Chat and answering any questions you may have.
If you have any questions please contact

l.matomaki@qmul.ac.uk 

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Practical skills development

Our programme is taught by distinguished academics and experienced practitioners who will apply the theory to real world scenarios. Our modules have a particular emphasis on practical skills in mathematical finance. For example, in our advanced computing module you will learn to price a wide range of vanilla and exotic options, using various different pricing models.  Utilising the advanced features of C++, this will be done in a fully object-orientated way, giving you plenty of experience of the numerical and computing techniques that are widely used in investment banking.

In addition to the academics, we also offer a professional skills module, where you can enhance your proficiency with Excel/VBA and Mathematica, as well as learn how to give an outstanding presentation and write a convincing CV.

 

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You have received your offer, what happens next ?
S
ecuring your offer

Details of your offer are available at https://mysis.qmul.ac.uk (you can find your login details in the offer email sent to you by QMUL’s Admissions). In order to secure your place on the programme you will also need to accept the offer in the online system.

If your offer is conditional on your final degree and/or English, please let us know of the outcome of your exams/language test as soon as possible, so that we can confirm the offer. Please also inform us of your results, even if you have not met the conditions. There might be extenuating circumstances that we can take into account.

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Tier 4 immigration permission and CAS (International students)Picture of cover of 'What immigration permission do I need to study            at Queen Mary'

If you require Tier 4 Immigration permission, in order to be able to study in the UK, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is a unique number which will enable UKBA officers to access information which we have provided about your course. If you are not sure whether you require immigration permission to be able to study in the UK, please refer to our website: http://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/international/immigration/index.html

Fees and how to pay them

  • Home students
    Queen Mary will send you an invoice in August, which will represent the charge for the full academic year you are enrolled on. All postgraduate students must pay at least 50 per cent of the fee due before enrolment and complete a payment agreement to pay the remaining balance by 31st January. More information about fees and how to pay them can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/tuitionfees/index.html
  • International students
    Queen Mary will send you an invoice in August, which will represent the charge for the full academic year you are enrolled on. All postgraduate students must pay at least 50 per cent of the fee due before enrolment and complete a payment agreement to pay the remaining balance by 31st January. More information about fees and how to pay them can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/feesfinance/index.html

Accommodation

We advise you to start looking for accommodation as early as possible. Space in London is limited and August/September are the busiest times of the year for accommodation hunting. The College accommodation office can help you to find a wide range of places to live. Please take a look at the College’s Residential Services website to find out more
http://www.residences.qmul.ac.uk/ 

 

Start of term

The term starts on 17th September 2012. The enrolment, presessional programme and induction event will take place during the first week and the actual teaching will start on Monday 24th September. You will receive more information about the start of the term activities in July.

 

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In this issue:

Welcome to Queen Mary,
University of London

You have received your offer, what happens next ?

Tier 4 immigration permission and CAS (International students)

Fees and how to pay them

Accommodation

Start of term

Online open day - Live Web Chat

Practical skills development

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