Financial institutions rely on a functional blend of Mathematics, Technology and Finance to develop, enhance and sustain their competitive edge. The financial industry is undergoing a second wave of technological transformation related in particular to: the establishment of electronic trading platforms; improved risk management and pricing accuracy; the high performance computing implications of expanding regulatory requirements.
As a result there is increasing demand for numerate and technologically capable personnel from a wide range of top employers including investment banks, hedge funds, financial software companies, brokerage firms and consultancy firms. Other business lines are now developing similar paradigms where numerate, technologically able personnel are part of business innovation and decision-making.
Financial Computing programme offered at Queen Mary University of London is run jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. It is aimed at science and engineering graduates with mathematical exposure and some experience in computer programming. The content of the programme is a combination of technology and financial mathematics. It contains modules related to up-to-the-minute industry challenges such as high performance and GPU development.
The MSc in the Financial Computing programme will prepare students for a wide range of careers, especially in the banking and finance sector, consultancy, industry and commerce. The computing skills acquired throughout the programme are highly valued in the financial sector.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
- Foundations of Mathematical Modelling in Finance
- Topics in Scientific Computing
- Functional Programming
- Big Data Processing
- Machine Learning
- Financial Programming
- Advanced Computing in Finance
- Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
- Parallel Computing
- Portfolio Theory and Risk Management
- Stochastic Calculus and Black Scholes Theory
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesMathematics Finance View 164 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
The majority of our applicants will have an undergraduate degree with first class or upper second class honours (or international equivalent). Offers will typically be made at 2.1 level (upper second class) or equivalent.
Students with a good lower second class degree may be considered on an individual basis. In some cases your offer may include additional conditions, such as minimum grades in specified modules, in order to ensure that you are sufficiently qualified for our MSc programmes.
International23950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA19850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19850 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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