Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Computational Finance and Trading

The aim of this programme is to provide students with the necessary skills to prepare them for a future career in a computational finance, trading or general finance environment.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the university in finance, mathematics, economics or other relevant quantitative subject. Science and engineering disciplines will be considered where there is a significant mathematical component. We welcome applications from a diverse range of applicants so will also consider previous work experience alongside academic qualifications. We encourage applicants to submit a detailed CV. Applicants who lack the prerequisite academic qualification or equivalent may be required to attend an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Asset pricing; corporate finance; market microstructure; research methods in finance; computational methods in finance; derivatives; time-series financial econometrics; trading principles.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: End-of-semester examinations; class tests; individual and group projects; take-home tests; individual and group oral presentations; and case study investigations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585