Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance (English only)


This Master's degree is a cooperation between the University of Zurich, represented by the Department of Banking and Finance of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics, and the ETH Zurich, represented by the Department of Mathematics. It is the first program to offer a joint degree on Master's level by UZH and ETH.


Note: This program is not affected by the regulation changes in fall 2016.

Program content and objectives

This specialized Master's program offers advanced education in quantitative finance to prospective students. The curriculum consists of a combination of economic theory for finance and mathematical methods for finance (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis).

Master's thesis and graduation

As far as the Master's thesis and the registration for graduation are concerned, the same administrative procedures apply to the Master of Science program in Quantitative Finance and all other Master's programs in Business and Economics.

Master's thesis

Registration for graduation

The directives for the Master's thesis and graduation are described in the regulations.


Career prospects and further degree programs

Graduates are able to position their expertise acquired in the field of quantitative finance, with specialization in risk management or asset management, and to appropriately apply it in complex environments. Graduates are able to work in challenging professions such as financial analysts, quantitative analysts, risk managers, portfolio managers or financial consultants.

Administrative information


Application and admission to the Master of Science program in Quantitative Finance are processed separately. Follow the link below for detailed information:

Program Website

Registering for courses

You have to register online and within the registration deadline for all courses which you would like to earn credits for.

UZH modules: follow the link below for information and instructions on how to book modules:

Information on UZH module booking

ETH modules: All ETH courses and examinations have to be booked via the ETH MyStudies tool. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the secretariat of the mathematics department. You will receive your access data at the information kick-off event in September or afterwards at the secretariat of the mathematics department.

You will find any information and instructions on how to use the MyStudies tool here:

Information on ETH MyStudies tool (PDF, 35 KB)

Recognition and transfer of external credits

Please fill out the form below to submit a petition for transferring coursework which is not part of the curriculum of the degree program.

Transfer of external credits form (DOCX, 107 KB)

MSc in Quantitative Finance is available as:

Major program: 90 ECTS credits.