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MSc in Computing for the Financial Services

Programme Overview

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Aims

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services is a specialist advanced computing programme aimed at students who wish to work in the financial services.

Holders of the MSc will have demonstrated a systematic understanding and a critical awareness, much of it at the forefront of the discipline, a comprehensive and practical understanding of applicable techniques, the theory and practice of markets and portfolio management, the mathematical tools required in this context, originality in the application of knowledge, the ability to evaluate current research and methodologies, and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

For students who are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and for those already working in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and update their skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification.

Features

All students complete a project, comprising the design, development and evaluation of a major piece of software in the target application domain.

Entry requirements

Attendance

  • The MSc Computing for the Financial Services starts in October and runs over two years part-time or one year full-time.
  • Part-time students are expected to attend two or three evenings per week (6pm to 9pm) during term time.
  • Full-time students are expected to attend three or four evenings per week (6pm to 9pm) during term time
  • You will also have to do work outside the class in order to complete activities and assignments.

How to apply

  • Start the process by completing the application form. Online applications are strongly encouraged. See "Apply now" above.
  • Non EU/EEA Nationals, must also provide documentary evidence confirming that they have leave to remain and the right to work in the UK.

Course content

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services is a modular programme.

You study the core modules shown below.

All students must also complete a project, comprising the design, development and evaluation of a major piece of software in the target application domain.

Modules

Compulsory

Optional