This programme aims to increase the diversity of those pursuing careers in the financial services industry; students are trained in financial computing, information technology management and financial services; students develop the technological aspects of their career in financial services and gain a complete and up'to'date knowledge of the international financial services industry; the programme provides the grounding in computer science, project management and financial systems required to pursue an information technology career in financial services.
Core modules: programming and mathematical methods for machine learning or introductory programming, depending on entry qualification; stochastic processes for finance; financial data and statistics; financial market modelling and analysis. Options: algorithmics; applied computational finance; database systems; financial institutions and markets; forecasting; market risk measures and portfolio theory; networks and systemic risk; numerical analysis for finance; operational risk measurement for financial institutions; programming and mathematical methods for machine learning; quantitative and computational finance; software engineering.
Course Additional Entry
An upper 2nd class UK Honours degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or a similarly quantitative subject. Programming experience is an advantage but is not mandatory. Relevant work experience is also taken into account.
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