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MSc Complex Systems Modelling

Programme Director: Dr Alessia Annibale

Exam Board Chair: Dr Pierpaolo Vivo

Full-time students will normally be expected to take four modules in each semester and must complete the project by September.

Part-time students will normally be expected to take four modules in each year, and must complete the project by September of their final year.


Core module (must be taken and passed):

7CCMCS01 - MSc project, 60 credits


Compulsory Modules

Compulsory modules must be taken. 

Students will take the following modules:

Semester 1

7CCMCS02T Theory of Complex Networks, 15 credits

Part-time students must take 7CCMCS02T in their 1st year


Semester 2

7CCMCS03T Equilibrium Analysis of Complex Systems, 15 credits  

Part time students can take 7CCMCS03T in their 1st or 2nd year. 


7CCMCS07 Research Methods and Advanced Topics in Complex Systems, 15 credits

Part time students must take 7CCMCS07 in their 2nd year. 


Students will choose at least two from the following:

Semester 1

7CCMCS04T Dynamical Analysis of Complex Systems, 15 credits

7CCMCS06T Elements of Statistical Learning, 15 credits


Semester 2

7CCMCS05T Mathematical Biology, 15 credits

Optional Modules


7CCMCS00 Foundation for CSM and CANES, 0 credits


Students will choose at most three from the following:

7CCSMADA Algorithms Design and Analysis, 15 credits

7CCP4479 Bio- and Nanomaterials in the Virtual Lab, 15 credits

7CCMMS22T Nonlinear Analysis, 15 credits

7CCP4201 Mathematical Methods for Theoretical Physics, 15 credits

7CCSMPNN Pattern Recognition, 15 credits

7CCMNE04 Advanced Topics in Nonequilibrium System, 15 credits

7CCPNE05 Modelling Quantum Many-body Systems, 15 credits

7CCMNE06 Rare Events and Large Deviations, 15 credits

7CCMFM01T Probability Theory, 15 credits     

7CCMFM02 Risk Neutral Valuation

7CCMFM03 Financial Markets

7CCMFM04 Stochastic Analysis

7CCMFM05  Statistics in Finance, 15 credits

7CCMFM06 Numerical and Computational Methods in Finance

7CCMFM07  Interest Rates and Credit Risk

7CCMFM08 Recent Topics in Financial Mathematics

7CCMFM12 Incomplete Markets

7CCMFM13 C++ for Financial Mathematics

7CCMFM14 Exotic Derivatives

Additional Module Options
  • You may be allowed, with the approval of the Programme Director, to take up to 30 credits in non-standard options (modules not listed in the programme diet above).
  • Non-standard options may be any level 7 modules in Mathematics, Physics, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, and Centre for Bioinformatics at King’s as well as any module relevant to the Complex Systems Modelling programme taken from the University of London, excluding Birbeck, LSE and Imperial College.
  • You cannot take a module for which you have previously been examined as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the University of London.
  • You cannot take more than 3 modules from Financial Mathematics.
  • Be aware that by registering modules from other departments or programmes, you will be liable to the rules of those departments or programmes (schedule of exams, reassessment etc).


Progression Requirements:

In order to progress to the project students must have: 

  • At least 90 credits passed
  • No more than 30 credits in the condonable range
  • An average of at least 50%
  • Normally no mark below 40


Part-time students  must pass at least 45 credits to progress to the second year of study.  Students who fail one or more examinations in their first year of study will be permitted to proceed to their second year of study only at the discretion of the Board of Examiners.



26 April 2019



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