Studyportals
M.Sc. On Campus

Advanced Technology for Financial Computing

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
Duration
35900 GBP/year
16200 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

This new Advanced Technology for Financial Computing programme from The University of Edinburgh will provide you with a critical and practical appreciation of how data, computing and artificial intelligence technologies can be used and developed. 

Overview

You will learn how this deliver value in organisations with finance, risk and decision-making related digitalisation from both technology and business perspectives.

The move towards digital organisations offers great potential for small and large, public and private enterprises. Edinburgh is in the UK's second largest financial centre after London and is leading cutting-edge, data-driven innovation to become the data capital of Europe.

This Advanced Technology for Financial Computing programme from The University of Edinburgh is taught by world class researchers and educators. It is based on full-time cross-disciplinary study and has strong links to existing centres of research excellence within three world-class academic schools within the University:

  • School of Informatics
  • Edinburgh Business School
  • School of Mathematics.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with the strong technology knowledge and background to keep up with developments in computing technologies and business awareness.

Typical areas in which to pursue a career might include:

  • quant developer
  • financial system architect
  • application engineer
  • financial system consultant
  • software developer
  • data scientist (in academia or industry)
  • financial system engineer in IT firms, banks, investment, or finance sectors
  • government and public sector positions

Programme Structure

  • This MSc consists of approximately seven months of taught courses across two semesters and up to four months of project work. This leads to a dissertation focused on both academic and real-world industry challenges.
  • It provides a unique blend of advanced technical courses, including finance-related sectors, and digital business skills with an emphasis on finance elements (minimum 30 credits) from Edinburgh Business School.
  • The programme provides you with unique interdisciplinary training. Computing courses build your technical skills. Maths and finance related courses develop your ability to understand the finance system challenges associated with the development, implementation and exploitation of technical solutions.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in informatics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, electrical engineering, linguistics, mathematics, physics, or other numerate degree.
  • Competence in programming is essential. During your degree you must have completed a programming course in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java, Python, R, Matlab, Haskell, ML.
  • During your degree you must have completed the equivalent to 60 credits of mathematics that have typically covered the following subjects/topics: calculus (differentiation and integration), linear algebra (vectors and multi-dimensional matrices), discrete mathematics and mathematical reasoning (e.g. induction and reasoning, graph theoretic models, proofs), and probability (concepts in discrete and continuous probabilities, Markov chains etc.)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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.

Our partners

Advanced Technology for Financial Computing
-
The University of Edinburgh

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!