Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Financial Technology (Computer Science)

University of Essex · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 (or equivalent) degree in Computer Science or a related discipline such as Engineering, Finance, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Physics. We will accept graduates of any other degree that contains Mathematics (calculus) or Econometrics (probability, statistics).

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Please visit our website for specific entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

To be competitive in our modern financial industry, it is not enough for a scientist to know how to write software, nor is it enough that one can mathematically analyse markets based on simplifying assumption by ignoring the computation required.

Our MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science) course give you the understanding of the specifics and the intricacies of financial and economics markets, the ability to apply advanced computing methods and the ability to design and program solutions that successfully exploit the synergy between finance, economics, and computation.

Our course will cover areas including:

  • financial markets
  • big data analytics
  • blockchain
  • AI
  • python programming

Our course will give you both the theoretical and technical skills that are specific for the finance industry, as well as transferable skills such as the ability to develop and present an argument, and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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