Financial Data Science, M.Sc. | UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School | Dublin, Ireland
12 months
26140 EUR/year
19000 EUR/year
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Fintech (the merging of finance, data and technology) is transforming financial services. New and emerging technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain, machine learning and AI, cloud computing and cryptocurrencies are transforming how business is conducted. The Financial Data Science programme is offered by UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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Key facts

This exciting Financial Data Science programme from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will equip students for a career addressing global business needs for data science expertise particularly in the financial services industry.

The MSc in Financial Data Science is suitable for graduates of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and business (with quantitative modules), with a talent for and interest in applying data science to problems particular to the realm of financial services.

What are the benefits?

  • UCD College of Business has a significant number of academics who are leaders in the area of financial data science and digital technology and financial services.
  • Immerse yourself in how financial markets operate and the ongoing FinTech revolution in this space.
  • The programme features the theory and practice of cutting-edge quantitative analysis, optimisation, data science and machine learning on real financial data sets.
  • Graduates will attain skills and understanding in software programming, databases and applications of machine learning in finance.
  • Options include a FinTech start-up incubator program in the Summer Trimester in partnership with Nova UCD, (which offers guidance and support in bringing start-up ideas to market).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MSc in Financial Data Science will find career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Data science
  • Financial Services
  • Investment Management
  • Risk Management
  • Banking & Credit Risk
  • FinTech

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Derivative Securities
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Theory
  • Banking & Finance in the Digital Age
  • Programming for Financial Data Science
  • Financial Data Science
  • Machine Learning for Finance

Key information


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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduates with an undergraduate degree in Business, Finance or any degree with a significant quantitative element (such as engineering, physics or mathematics) are eligible to apply to this programme. 
  • Applicants may be asked to undertake the GMAT or GRE at the Programme Director’s discretion.
  • Two completed academic reference forms from referees who can assess applicant's maturity, motivation and intellectual ability. Part-time students can provide employer references.
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    • English Language Test
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    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      26140 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 26140 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      19000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 19000 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • Fees Part-Time EU: €9,500 per year 
    • Part-Time Non-EU: €13070 per year

    Living costs for Dublin

    1100 - 1800 EUR /month
    Living costs

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


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