A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degree.
Months of entry
How does big data influence financial and statistical modelling? Will the future of finance be driven by our ability to apply quantitative, statistical and technical skills to analyse information?
The finance industry needs students who can understand statistical modelling in the context of the growing, and increasingly complex, data available to financial firms. Our MSc Finance and Data Analytics prepares you to work in the financial services organisations of the future, by equipping you with the quantitative, statistical and technical skills needed in a world powered by big data.
You master areas including:
- portfolio analysis
- empirical financial methods
- data analytics
- trading global markets
The University of Essex is at the forefront of the UK’s big data network.
Essex Business School, where this course is taught, is home to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which helps local authorities and businesses across the UK to leverage data more effectively. Our School’s brand new virtual trading floor ensures you gain practical experience of using industry-standard terminals and real-world business information. You’re taught by academics who are actively involved in researching big data and advising businesses on how to make best use of it.
You may be eligible to apply for scholarships and discounts offered by the University of Essex. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
Information for international students
If English isn’t your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
- +44 (0)1206 872719