Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Computing for the Financial Services

The MSc Computing for the Financial Services 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. **HIGHLIGHTS** - The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Birkbeck is one of the longest-established computing departments in the UK, having celebrated our 60th anniversary in 2017. We provide a stimulating teaching and research environment for both part-time and full-time students. - The Birkbeck Knowledge Lab draws on multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies from across the sciences, social sciences and the arts, to investigate how digital technologies and digital information are transforming our culture and how we learn and work. - You will have 24-hour access to several laboratories of networked PCs with a range of language compilers, database and other application software. We are connected, via the SuperJANET network, to the computers of other academic institutions in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than 75% of our research outputs in Computer Science were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Entry requirements

MSc: You should have a good first 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.

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 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 15,200 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 8,900 per Whole course (EU) 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