University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

The course is an intensive and quantitative programme that focuses on trading future markets. At the heart of the programme is learning how to operate in a simulated trading environment. From Term one the students operate in computer labs turned into a comprehensive simulated trading floor. The programme uses a combination of financial theory, econometrics and computer technology. It is designed for graduates wishing to pursue trading careers in investment banks, hedge funds and other financial or commodity trading institutions. It will also appeal to professional practitioners in the financial sector who wish to acquire skills in computational trading. By the end of the programme students will be able to competently develop and use trading tools and software. The programme will develop skills in econometrics methods, decoding and interpreting market news and events relevant to trading decisions; searching, mining and handling big data sets; operating real trading platforms; high'level computational skills related to trading; personal and professional skills to operate effectively in a professional trading environment.

Course Modules

Modules include: Foundations of scholarship, data analysis and application; trading practicum 1; trading technical analysis and strategies; applied modelling and data analysis; international macrofinance and trading; financial management; regulation, compliance ethics in financial markets; business intelligence and data mining; trading practicum 2; research project.

Course Additional Entry

An honours degree in Economics, Finance or related subject with strong quantitative component will be admitted to the programme. For applicants whose first language is not English, the minimum level of English is the equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,700  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,450  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,450  Whole course. First year home fees