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Entry requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: .

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc programme focuses on developing technology literate financial services professionals. The programme emphasises the systematic understanding of new digital business models in financial services, how innovation through technology is changing business practices, quantitative finance skills and the application of emerging technologies to financial services.

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) has created this programme. This multidisciplinary research centre focuses on how blockchain and other emerging technologies are impacting the world’s socio-economic systems and in particular the financial services industry. This programme also leverages the numerous partnerships that the UCL CBT has with some of the largest financial services and technology companies in the world. These relationships exist, for instance, with Fidelity, Ripple, State Street, Natwest, Santander, R3, Oracle, DXC Technology, Santander, Ernst and Young, HSBC, Bank of England, BNP Paribas, PWC, AXA, Nomura, Credit Suisse and many other firms.

UCL received the highest percentage (96%) for quality of research in Computer Science and Informatics in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Over the years, the three most relevant university rankings (QS, THE, ARWU) have consistently classified UCL among the top 5 universities in Europe and the top 20 universities in the world. UCL Computer Science hosts the Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing and Analytics as well as the Centre for Doctoral Training in AI and Finance.

UCL resides in London, one of the world's most important financial centres. Students of this MSc will benefit from teaching by practitioners in the City of London and get the chance to work on a summer project. Industry-based and purely Academic summer projects are offered. Industry-based projects are usually undertaken with an external partner organised by UCL staff as part of our wider Industry Exchange Network (IXN) programme and have both an academic and an industry supervisor. 

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, presentations, written and programming exercises, and project work.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)20 3108 8418