Taught course

Computational Finance

University of Limerick · Kemmy Business School

Entry requirements

The MSc in Computational Finance is aimed at highly numerate graduates from Ireland and abroad with a background in a cognate discipline such as Economics and Finance and with a grade of 2:2 or higher in a Level 8 primary degree. In addition, graduates from Mathematical Sciences (financial mathematics, actuarial finance, statistics and/or applied probability theory) or Engineering programmes are also welcome to apply for entry to the programme

Months of entry


Course content

Semester 1
Corporate Responsibility; Research Methods in Finance 1; Implementing Market Models; Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory; Derivative Markets; Trading Floor Certification.

Semester 2
International Economic Issues; Project Management; Leadership, Influence & Change

Mandatory Modules: Research Methods in Finance 2; Fixed Income Models; Credit Risk & Derivative Products.

Electives (Choose 1)
Wealth & Portfolio Management; Financial Engineering; Financial Regulation; Modelling Risk in Nature & Industry; Econometrics.

The following modules are available as additional options and do not form part of the core programme:

Semester 1: Professional Development 1
Semester 2: Professional Development 2

Option to Exist with a Graduate Diploma in Computational Finance

Semester 3
Dissertation in Finance 1; Dissertation in Finance 2; International Business Workshop

Information for international students

In the case of international students a candidate must demonstrate evidence of a high score on the mathematics component of the GMAT examination, or equivalent. In addition, a certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will also be required.

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2018/19 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr. Bernard Murphy