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Computational Finance

Royal Holloway University of London

12 months
Duration
21000 GBP/year
11600 GBP/year
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About

This Computational Finance course at Royal Holloway University of London allows you to specialise in modern quantitative finance and computational methods for financial modelling, which are demanded for jobs in asset structuring, product pricing as well as risk management.

Overview

Skills that you will acquire include the ability to:

  • analyse, critically evaluate, and apply methods of computational finance to practical problems, including pricing of derivatives and risk assessment
  • analyse and critically evaluate methods and general principles of computational finance and their applicability to specific problems
  • work with methods and techniques such as clustering, regression, support vector machines, boosting, decision trees, and neural networks
  • analyse and critically evaluate applicability of machine learning algorithms to problems in finance

Career opportunities

Our graduates from the  Computational Finance course at Royal Holloway University of London enter into successful careers in academia or in companies or organisations operating in highly competitive areas. In recent years, these have included Amazon, American Express, BGL Group, Bupa, Capita, Centrica, EY, Facebook, Google, Hortonworks, JP Morgan, Microsoft, ONS, PWC, QuintilesIMS, Rolls Royce, Shell, UBS, VMware, Xerox and the Z/Yen Group.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Data Analysis
  •  Programming for Data Analysis
  •  Database Systems
  •  Foundations of Finance
  •  Investment and Portfolio Management
  •  Individual Project
  •  Machine Learning
  •  Computation with Data

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no deadlines for postgraduate applications, but popular degrees become full quickly.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 in Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, or another subject that includes a strong element of both mathematics and computing.

  • Normally we require a UK 2:1 (Honours) or equivalent in relevant subjects but we will consider high 2:2 or relevant work experience. Candidates with professional qualifications in an associated area may be considered. Where a ‘good 2:2’ is considered, we would normally define this as reflecting a profile of 57% or above.
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11600 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • Royal Holloway Principal's Masters scholarship
  • Bedford Society scholarship
  • RHBNC Trust scholarship
  • American Foundation of RHBNC International Excellence scholarship
    • Brian Harris scholarship
    • Royal Holloway is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers. We recognise funding is often an obstacle for talented students, so we offer a variety of funding packages which include studentships funded by the College, the Research Councils and external partners.

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