Taught course

Software Engineering for Financial Services

University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science

Entry requirements

Good second class degree. Lesser qualifications will be considered with evidence of relevant experience.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

This MSc programme concentrates on architectures for building scalable financial software systems, thus preparing software engineers for a plethora of jobs in the financial industry. In particular it considers technologies and techniques that are particularly relevant for the challenges of the financial market, predominantly a need to migrate from mission-critical, monolithic legacy systems to more flexible architectures that allow speedy reaction to customer and business partner's needs. The technical aspect must be seen in the context of the business environment, where software engineers typically interact with a world of financial jargon and departments with specialised roles and needs.

Information for international students

Information for international students is available at http://www.le.ac.uk/international/ . Applications should be received 3 month before entry date to leave time for completion of Visa formalities.

Fees and funding

Information on funding is available at http://www.le.ac.uk/graduateoffice/pgprospectus/financial.html .
In addition, we offer bursaries of £1500 to very good international (non-EU) students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations37
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work5
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Officer
+44 (0)116 252 2603
+44 (0)116 252 3915