Taught course

Software Engineering for Financial Services

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject with a substantial element of Computing.

Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Financial services are not only one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy but also one of the two largest customers of IT. This MSc is jointly run with the University's School of Business in order to give you not only a command of the software technologies that financial institutions require to 'embrace the challenge of change' but also the business context and organisational structures that IT systems need to support.

We will concentrate on architectures for building scalable financial software systems, including 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 will 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

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Department of Informatics
Email
pgadmissions@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2265