Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Computational Finance

This degree, offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Economics, allows you to specialise in modern quantitative finance and computational methods for financial modelling. This is an attractive advanced qualification, especially suitable if you are seeking employment in asset structuring, product pricing or risk management, among other fields.

Entry requirements

UK Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1) or equivalent in Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, or other subjects that include a strong element of both mathematics and computing. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and minimum of 5.5 in each subscore.

Course modules

You will take taught modules during term 1 (October to December) and term 2 (January to March). Examinations are held in May. You could then then take an industrial placement, after which you come back for your project/dissertation (12 weeks).

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework and a dissertation. The placement is assessed as part of your degree.


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

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