Birkbeck, University of London
Computing for the Financial Services
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.
You take 1 compulsory 30-credit module, 1 compulsory 15-credit module and choose 5 option modules worth 15 credits each.
You also complete a project, comprising the design, development and evaluation of a major piece of software in the target application domain.
Part-time students usually take 3-5 modules in their first year, including the 2 compulsory modules, and choose the remainder of their option modules and complete their project in Year 2. Full-time students complete everything in 1 year.
Accounting and Financial Management;
Financial Markets .
Advances in Data Management;
Component Based Software Development;
Data Warehousing and Data Mining;
Fundamentals of Concurrent Systems;
Information Retrieval and Organisation;
Software Design and Programming;
Software Engineering in Practice .
MSc Computing for the Financial Services project.
Each module is assessed through a combination of written examinations and coursework.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (EU)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (England)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 6,875 per Year 1 (International)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||October 2016||GBP 3,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 years|
|MSc||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|