12 months
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20350 GBP/year
10480 GBP/year
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About

On the MSc Algorithmic Trading at the University of Essex, we equip you with the core concepts and quantitative methods in high frequency finance, along with the operational skills to use state-of-the-art computational methods for financial modelling.

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Overview

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. 

Your future

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:

  • HSBC
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Securities
  • Old Mutual
  • Bank of England

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree in one of the following subjects:
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Games
  • Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • AND
  • One Maths module e.g. Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, Differential equations
  • One Programming module or practical work experience in programming/alorithmic trading)>

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10480 GBP per year during 12 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £5,240
  • International fee: £10,175

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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