Masters Alternative in Quantitative Finance

Transform your career with the CQF

The CQF is an essential qualification if you are looking to advance or move into a quant-related role. The program will equip you with the cutting-edge quantitative finance and machine learning skillset needed to succeed in today’s markets. 

Below are just some of the benefits of earning the CQF:

A practical curriculum defined by market needs

The CQF program is designed to meet the practical needs of professionals working in financial markets. Taught by leading practitioners in the field, our curriculum is updated every three months to reflect the latest industry practices. The program is also CPD certified, enabling delegates to claim CPD points.

A fully inclusive program

The program is designed to help you find success throughout your career. That's why your enrollment fee covers everything from, primers, to support, lectures, examinations, text books, CQF Portal and App access, Lifelong Learning Library access, and a year’s subscription to Wilmott Magazine. There are no additional costs to you or your organization.

Built around you

Our flexible approach to learning ensures that busy professionals gain the skills needed to be successful without taking time out of their careers. Studied over six months, part-time, and online, the CQF is designed to fit around your schedule. You can stream lectures live or watch them on demand, and you can take up to three years to complete the qualification (six cohorts) at no extra cost.

Invaluable support

Support is paramount to success. Our expert faculty have guided thousands of delegates through the program and understand how to best support you to develop the skills required in the industry. From our unique primers at the start of the qualification through to our maths drop-in sessions, Python Labs, and one-to-one faculty support, we will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Specialize not generalize

In any professional development program, it is vital to ensure you have a broad understanding of all aspects of the subject, but can also specialize in areas of interest. This is why towards the end of the CQF, you'll choose advanced electives that are relevant to your career goals. That way, you can master the specialized skills demanded by your chosen path.

Access the CQF network

The CQF is the world's largest professional quant finance qualification. With over 9,000 alumni and current delegates in over 90 countries, the CQF network has helped influence and shape the financial industry. As a part of this community, you will have access to our global alumni network and discussion forum, ensuring that you stay in touch with fellow CQF alumni wherever you are working.

Learning resources for the rest of your career

Our philosophy is simple. Once you are a part of the CQF community, you will have access to quant education for the rest of your career. As a CQF alum, you will get permanent access to our Lifelong Learning library. This ever-expanding resource has over 900 hours of additional talks, masterclasses, and the latest CQF curriculum, ensuring you always have access to new industry techniques. 

Want to find out more? We recommend starting your CQF journey by joining an information session to find out more about the program and get your questions answered. 

Register for an information session