MSc (by Dissertation) Computational Finance

University of Essex    School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Full time & Part time October MSc, Research Only 1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time
Computer Science (8) Finance (14)

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Are you ready to take your knowledge of finance and computational skills to the next level? Look no further than our MSc (by Dissertation) in Computational Finance. With a focus on agent-based modelling, risk management, high-frequency finance, and computational-intelligence methods for investment decision making, this programme offers a unique opportunity to delve deep into the world of finance and technology. Our expert faculty will guide you through your research, and our strong industry connections mean you'll have access to internships at top investment banks and hedge funds. Join us and become a sought-after quantitative analyst, portfolio manager or software engineer in the finance industry.

About the course

We offer research supervision for our MSD Computational Finance in the following fields: agent-based modelling of financial markets; computational risk management; high-frequency finance; and the use of computational-intelligence methods for investment decision making.

We provide a vibrant research environment so our MSD students publish papers in prestigious international conferences and often attract the attention of industry and government; one of our PhD students was recently invited to present their research on term structure models to the Bank of England and many others get the opportunity to directly apply their research through internships at investment banks and hedge funds.

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Entry Requirements

You will need a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject.

A well-developed research proposal is also essential. You must be experienced in at least one high-level programming language (such as Matlab, Java or Python).

You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept.

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Where is University of Essex


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