University of Essex

University of Essex

Finance and Data Analytics

The finance industry has a growing demand for students who can understand finance and statistical modelling specifically in the context of the large and growing data available to financial firms. The course prepares students to work in future finance and financial services with the necessary combination of quantitative, statistical and technical skills appropriate for a world powered by big data.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degrees. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Data analytics in finance; dissertation; research methods in finance (empirical methods in finance); portfolio management; trading global financial markets. Optional modules include: Asset pricing; bank strategy and risk; behavioural finance; corporate finance; derivative securities; financial modelling; fixed income securities; industry expert lectures in finance; modern banking; risk management.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include coursework and 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,350 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01206 872719