Joint Degree Program UZH ETH

First Joint Degree Program of UZH and ETH at Master Level

The Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

  • is a cooperation of the University of Zurich, represented by the Department of Banking and Finance within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics
  • and the ETH Zurich, represented by the Department of Mathematics.


  • The Master of Science UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance offers its prospective students an advanced education in quantitative finance.
  • Its curriculum consists of a combination of economic theory for finance with mathematical methods (probability theory, statistics, numerical analysis) for finance.
  • The program is a specialized Master of Science according to the Bologna rules.


  • The program is entirely taught in English so that international as well as Swiss participants can attend.
  • There is no need to know German to participate in the program.


  • The expected period of study is three semesters: 1 academic year of courses followed by the completion of a Master thesis.
  • The students have to achieve 90 ECTS credit points in order to receive the degree MSc UZH ETH in Quantitative Finance.
  • The program starts in September and the courses end in June of the following year.
  • It is expected that the Master thesis will be written and approved no later than until the end of the following December.
  • The program can be effected on a part time basis, as the gained ECTS credit points remain valid for a period of 5 (five) years.

Exchange Programs

We strongly encourage cooperation and exchange programs with other highly reputable international universities offering similar programs.