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Financial Markets CPD

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G330PFINMATH (Module code: MA5603)

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International £1,785

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Brunel offers a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules to develop and enhance your skills and improve your career prospects. Our CPD courses are delivered by experienced professionals and academics enabling you to benefit from their support and expertise.

This course offers a taste of what a Financial Mathematics Master’s course involves, without having to make the full financial or time commitment.

It will introduce you to the mathematics of investing in stock markets and the basic theory which underlies the construction of high-performing stock portfolios. It will teach you how to perform calculations to obtain solutions to financial portfolio optimisation problems using different models and techniques. It will also introduce you to various types of securities traded in financial markets (such as futures and options), along with the associated market terminology and conventions. Regardless of your first degree, it will help you prepare for a potential career in the finance industry or further study in the subject area.

To complete this module, you will be required to attend 3 on campus contact hours per week for 12 weeks. Expected study time including contact hours is 150 hours.  Extensive pre-recorded material, notes and exercises will be available online for self-guided study if needed. Should you pass the module assessments and choose to continue with your financial mathematics MSc at Brunel next year, you will get an exemption for this module and your grade will carry over.

The module code for Financial Markets is: MA5603

How to apply

Click the 'Apply now' button on this page. You’ll be prompted to tell us the module you’d like to apply for in your application form. Make sure you tell us about your module choice so we can make a decision on your application more quickly. You’ll be able to find the details of the different modules you can apply for on this webpage. Once we have received your completed application we will assess it and contact you by email with the outcome. 

If you have enrolled on a CPPD course previously and would like to join another module, there is no need to submit another application. Instead, you should contact the Taught Programmes Office for the department you want to join and provide them with the details of the module you want to study. They will be able to provide you with more information on what you need to do. 


Multiple choice quizzes (15%), Open book midterm exam (15%), Final examination (70%)

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A fee will be charged for each module of study.

The cost of the fee will depend on the size of the module (10 credits, 15 credits, 20 credits or 30 credits).

Please refer to the Fees for Associate module students for the latest fees.

If you choose to apply we will confirm the fee to you when we make you an offer and you will be invoiced for the fee once you enrol.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Mathematics.

Applications from candidates with degrees in Engineering, Economics, Mathematical Biology with Maths, Calculus and Algebra modules with B Grade or above in the modules overall.

Applications from fourth year students of a four-year engineering or science degree programme will also be considered, provided they have completed the first three years with a GPA equivalent of 2:2 or above and their overall grades in Maths, Calculus and Algebra modules are at B or above.