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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Computer Science Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

We are building a community of researchers working on current and future challenges within financial computing and analytics. With three collaborating universities, our PhD programme is rich in opportunities for engineers and scientists to gain confident skills and knowledge within their chosen field of research. Our students work on an applied research project with one of our industry partners. Challenging and original research projects are undertaken on the PhD programme, with support from the highest standard of academic advisors. Students follow specialist lines of research at a doctorate level and apply their work with innovative technologies.

Financial Computing and Analytics encompasses a wide range of research areas including mathematical modelling in finance, computational finance, financial IT, quantitative risk management and financial engineering. PhD research areas include stochastic processes, quantitative risk models, financial ecometrics, software engineering for financial applications, computational statistics and machine learning, network, high performance computing and statistical signal processing. The PhD programme is unique in enabling students to gain the skills required for jobs in the financial services industry or in large analytics companies. The course provides unrivalled contacts, with access to top financial industry professionals and the best academic resources. Computer Science graduates secure careers in a variety of organisations including global IT consultancies, City banks and specialist companies in manufacturing industries. The Department takes pride in helping students in their career choices and offers placements and internships with numerous start-up technology companies, including those on Silicon Roundabout, world-leading companies such as Google, Skype and Facebook, and multi-national Finance companies including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche and JP Morgan. Our graduates secure roles such as applications developers, information systems managers, IT consultants, multimedia programmers, software engineers and systems analysts in companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Bloomberg, PwC and IBM.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,210

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,610

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Work experience may also be taken into account.