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Enhance your CV with sought-after skills in quantitative finance methods.

Quantitative methods are used throughout the finance professions in a wide range of applications. They involve the statistical, mathematical, or numerical analysis of data to provide objective financial insights.

Join our online Quantitative Methods for Finance course to study these methods and how to put them into practice.

  • Develop your skills in data presentation.
  • Learn fundamental statistical concepts.
  • Explore probability analysis, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression.

Access this focused part of our MSc Finance on an online course you can fit around full-time work.

You can use the credits you earn on this course towards our Masters in Finance qualification.

What will I study?

On this online short course, you’ll study the quantitative techniques used in finance.

You’ll also examine the strengths and limitations of quantitative techniques. You’ll learn how to:

  • apply quantitative techniques
  • interpret your findings in a logical and impartial way.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to…

  • Collect, present and analyse data using quantitative techniques.
  • Explain probability analysis, sampling and estimation, and hypothesis testing.
  • Discuss the reasons for using correlation and linear regression analysis.
  • Interpret issues in finance from a quantitative and intellectual perspective.

How will I study?

Qualitative Methods for Finance is an eight-week short course, delivered 100% online. You can study with us anywhere in the world and manage your study hours to suit you.

Course materials are carefully planned and structured. You’ll have unlimited access to our custom-built study platform, designed for ease of use and communication. Also available as an app, you can study on computer, smartphone and tablet 24/7.

Tuition is one-to-one and unlimited, which means your tutor will respond to any questions and provide feedback on your coursework within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.

You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including:

  • videos
  • online one-to-one tutorials
  • reading materials
  • the online resources of our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library
  • discussion boards with colleagues and tutors.

Your tutors

This course is taught at Masters level by experienced academics and researchers from the University of Aberdeen’s Business School.


This course is assessed entirely online via:

  • a 2,000-word research essay (70% of your final grade)
  • a reflective review in the form of a 1,250-word essay (30% of your final grade).

Your course coordinator

Where will this take me?

Towards a Masters

You’ll earn 15 credits at Masters level (SCQF Level 11) with this course. You can use these credits towards our:

MSc Finance

  • Study part-time, online.
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of core financial theory.
  • Develop key skills in corporate finance, portfolio analysis, asset valuation, derivatives and risk management.

Build your learning

We have a range of online Business short courses you can use to build your skills.

Most carry credits you can build up into postgraduate qualifications, including Masters degrees:


Your employer or professional institute may recognise this course for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Talk to your employer or institute to find out more.

Free careers advice

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world.

You can access our free careers service while you study.

From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Am I ready?

This course has no formal entry requirements. You decide if it’s suitable for you.

The course is delivered at Masters level. At this level, you’d usually have at least:

  • a 2:2 (second-class) undergraduate degree
  • or relevant experience that supports this level of study.

Apply for this course

Start date
26 July 2021