MSc Financial Computing

Master of Science (MSc) 
Intended for:Graduates of subjects with substantial mathematical content such as Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry and similar willing to develop a career in Technology in the Finance sector. Computer Science Graduates should consider other MSc degrees such as Financial Systems Engineering.
Duration:1 Year
Full/Part Time: Full Time Only


UK/EU £10,450 *New Scholarship available!

Overseas £21,700

Applications now open - deadline is 30th May 2014

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Programme Contact: Sally Longley

Why choose this course?

The main driver of innovation and revenue generation in the finance industry is the confluence of mathematics, technology and finance. This course will equip the student with an understanding of the financial markets and the technology critical to developing a career in one of the most sought after professional roles at the core functions in financial institutions (quantitative development and quantitative technology).

The relevance and criticality of technology is gaining an even more prominent and central role in the Financial Industry. See for example advances in algorithmic trading, connectivity with exchanges, and automated trading and hedging of derivatives amongst novel key technology applications.

As a result the finance sector is in critical need to recruit numerically competent graduates with knowledge in Financial Computing. This one-year full-time MSc programme in Financial Computing aims to provide candidates with the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the Financial Services.

It is specially tailored to the needs of graduates in subjects with substantial mathematical content other than Computer Science such as Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Engineering and Chemistry.

It is designed not only for fresh graduates, but also for graduates with work experience who have taken a career break, who want to change their career direction, or who want to gain an extra qualification to aid career progression. It provides the grounding in technology and financial systems required to pursue Financial Services careers such as Quantitative Development or Quantitative Technology.

A unique feature of the MSc is that students may undertake their project at a financial services organisation in the UK or abroad. This project placement is the first step in your new career in Financial Services.

Why UCL?

UCL has been ranked in 4th place in world university rankings both in the 2012 and the 2013 QS World University Rankings. These rankings underline UCL’s position as a research institution of truly global stature. Its success is consistent across the six indicators, from its outstanding reputation among global academics and employers to its low student-to-faculty ratio and highly international character. UCL is 4th after MIT (1st), Harvard (2nd) and Cambridge (3rd) and is followed by Oxford (5th), Imperial (6th), Stanford (7th) and Yale (8th).

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