Taught course

Financial Computing

Queen Mary, University of London · Mathematical Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for the MSc in Financial Computing is the equivalent of a British first or good second class honours degree in a subject with some exposure to computer programming and some mathematical component: for example, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics, or engineering. We will assess your suitability for the programme individually. Please be aware that the Admissions Tutor may require further information from you regarding your mathematical background. For further questions please contact us: maths@qmul.ac.uk.

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of the QMUL website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Non-native English speakers are required to have minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme provides numerate graduates with the requisite expertise for the development of a professional career in the profitable and intellectually exciting triangle formed by mathematics, technology and finance.

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.

The Financial Computing MSc 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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
N/A months
block mode
N/A months

Course contact details

School of Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)20 7882 5468