The Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is an online part-time financial engineering program. It can be completed as a single six month program or split into two three-month levels. It is designed for in-depth training for individuals working in, or intending to move into, e.g. derivatives, IT, quantitative trading, insurance, model validation or risk management. The CQF is unique in its approach and commitment to the field of real-world quantitative finance.

At all times the program’s focus is on practical implementation of techniques and on the questioning and analysis of models and methods.

  • Next Starting Date
  • 22nd January 2019

Program Delivery

6-Month Practical Learning Global Online Delivery

The CQF is designed for delegates in full-time work and does not require any time away from the workplace. By dividing the program content over six months or into two levels, delegates build up their knowledge session by session.

All training is delivered live via international webcast and each lecture is recorded and made available on the CQF Portal within 24 hours to watch when convenient.

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Program Structure

Program Preparation Six modules - Two study options Lifelong Learning

The CQF program begins with the Math, Python and Finance Primer, 3 optional short courses of intensive training, covering all the preliminaries needed before commencing the quantitative finance lectures.

The examined part of the CQF program comprises six modules, which will need to be completed to obtain the CQF designation. The program starts in January and June each year. Each module covers a different aspect of quantitative finance and consists of lectures and discussions. At the end of modules 1 to 5, delegates take a written exam and have to score 60% or above to gain certification in that module. For module 6 delegates have to complete a practical project and apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world problems.

Dedicated to delivering flexible learning, the CQF offers two study options so you can decide how to complete the program.

Full Program: complete the six modules in six months
Level I & II: complete the six modules in two three-month levels.

Full program and Level II delegates also have access to the Lifelong Learning library, which contains over 600 hours of lectures on every conceivable finance topic, supporting continued learning throughout your career, all included in the fees. Delivered by some of the most eminent practitioners and academics, the content is ever expanding with additional lectures continually taking place.

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World-Renowned Practitioners 1-2-1 Lecturer Support

The CQF's lecturing team is the envy of nearly every financial engineering program in the world. An elite collection of world-renowned practitioners and highly regarded academics ensure that the program delivers practical and relevant content.

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Faculty Profiles


Over 3500 Alumni Extensive Global Network

The CQF alumni community is a large network of friends and contacts all over the world, an exclusive global community of quantitative practitioners. We invest in the future of the network through local societies, a range of events, publications and a dedicated website.

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Alumni Profiles


Easy Online Application Fast Response

All delegates are required to submit an online application form via the website. The CQF Admissions Department will come back to you within five business days indicating whether you have been accepted onto the program.

We operate a rolling admissions policy and invite delegates to apply as early as possible as places are limited.
There are no set deadlines and notification of the closure date will be added when closure for the next program is imminent.

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