Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Computing for the Financial Services

This programme provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply. If you are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification. The programme offers a single software development pathway in Java. For more experienced students there is the opportunity to carry out project work in other languages.

Entry requirements

MSc: You should have a good 1st degree or MSc in computer science, with the syllabus containing a substantial amount of programming, preferably in an object-oriented language. Joint Honours computing graduates or graduates in related engineering and science disciplines may also be eligible, provided they have covered a substantial amount of programming, or have equivalent professional experience in the IT industry.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through a combination of written examinations and coursework.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 4,375 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 7,425 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Telephone number: 
02076316722