As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.
If you are new to the subject, this MSc in Computing for the Financial Services at Birkbeck, University of London provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification.
The programme offers a single software development pathway in Java. For more experienced students there is the opportunity to carry out project work in other languages.
- The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students.
- The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work.
- You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
Careers and Employability
Graduates go on to careers in the financial services and IT sectors. Possible professions include information systems manager, IT consultant, or systems analyst. This degree can also be useful in becoming a technical author or IT trainer.
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- Financial Markets
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Advances in Data Management
- Asset Management
- Component Based Software Development
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesFinance Computer Sciences Web Technologies & Cloud Computing View 588 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
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- You should have a second-class honours degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language.
- Joint honours computing graduates or graduates in related engineering and science disciplines may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry.
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International15200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.