As part of our small, specialised group, you'll enjoy a research environment that features a balance between theory and practice, access to one of the most powerful computing facilities in the UK and strong links with relevant industries.
The School of Mathematics is a vibrant community of more than 60 academic and related staff supervising 60 students.
Our research focuses on the following themes:
We’re also involved in the applications of probability theory, mainly to mathematical finance, particularly stochastic volatility models, equivalent martingale measures and incomplete markets. Other applications include engineering, signal procession and biological sciences.Career opportunities
Many of the Probability and Stochastic Analysis graduates from The University of Edinburgh take up lucrative positions with high-profile financial companies. A large number also pursue careers in academia, while others apply their skills in engineering or biological sciences.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
With the financial sector being the major commercial employer of our graduates, our involvement with the Scottish Financial Risk Academy, established in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University, offers valuable industry links and training.
You can benefit from short project internships with leading financial institutions, visits from leading risk scholars, and a series of knowledge exchange courses and events.
As part of the Probability & Stochastic Analysis group you will have access to the training activities provided by Mathematical Analysis & its Applications (MIGSAA).
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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