The development of new financial options assessment, hedging, and more generally, risk transfer technology since the 70's fostered the creation of the derivatives market and revolutionized the financial world. Since the 90's, financial entities increasingly require quantitative analysts, mathematicians in particular.

The Master in Mathematics for Financial Instruments was born from such demand, and it aims to help young math graduates, or other graduates with mathematical talent, to develop the language and tools to be able to enter the country's large financial institutions as quantitative analysts.

In the 10 years this Master has been offered, these goals have been successfully achieved, and we are currently highly regarded by financial institutions in Catalonia.

Professional placement for graduates is currently excellent, and there are excellent possibilities for high level professional careers in the financial world for our graduates. In fact, more than a hundred are currently working in the Catalan financial system in entities such as: La Caixa, Caixa Catalonia, Banc de Sabadell or Caixa Penedčs.


This programme is open to graduates in Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Statistics, or related subject areas, and its objective is to train up quantitative analysts in the field of finance, with a deep, critical understanding of the models and methods used in the sector. Its students can go on to work in research, development and innovation in banks and other financial institutions.

Access requirements

Hold a bachelor degree or equivalent in mathematics, physics, ecomomics, engineering or similar fields, a degree in statistics or similar degree.

Career opportunities

Financial institutions, company consulting, insurance companies, etc.


Loli García Lucena

Phone: 935814874



UAB-specific Master's Degree
10% discount Alumni Premium

21 Edition
Places: 20
Orientation: Academic, Professional
Code: 1107/21
Price: 5544 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Facultat de Cičncies, CRM. Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Dates: from 25/09/2018 to 31/01/2020
Teaching language:
Catalan (70%), Spanish (30%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Matemáticas
Collaborating centres:
Borsa de Barcelona
ENG/Centre de Recerca Matemŕtica

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