We enable you to attain an understanding of financial markets at the level of individual trades occurring over sub-millisecond timescales, and apply this to the development of real-time approaches to trading and risk-management.
The MSc Algorithmic Trading at the University of Essex includes hands-on projects on topics such as order book analysis, VWAP & TWAP, pairs trading, statistical arbitrage, and market impact functions. You have the opportunity to study the use of financial market simulators for stress testing trading strategies, and designing electronic trading platforms.
Our Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents is an innovative and laboratory-based teaching and research centre, with an international reputation for leading-edge, interdisciplinary work combining economic and financial modelling with computational implementation. We are supported by Essex’s highly rated Department of Economics, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and Essex Business School.
We have an extensive network of industrial contacts through our City Associates Board and our alumni, while our expert seminar series gives you the opportunity to work with leading figures from industry.
Our recent graduates at the University of Essex have gone on to become quantitative analysts, portfolio managers and software engineers at various institutions, including:
- Mitsubishi UFJ Securities
- Old Mutual
- Bank of England
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- CCFEA MSc Dissertation
- Big-Data for Computational Finance
- Quantitative Methods in Finance and Trading
- Computational Models in Economics and Finance
- Computational Market Microstructure for FinTech and the Digital Economy
- Professional Practice and Research Methodology
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesFinance Risk Management Computer Sciences View 134 other Masters in Risk Management in United Kingdom
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- We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Networks
- Computer Games
- Software Engineering
- One Maths module e.g. Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations
- One Programming module or practical work experience in programming/alorithmic trading)>
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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10480 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10480 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £5,240
- International fee: £10,175
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.