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Computational Finance MSc

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Our Computational Finance MSc will introduce students to the computational methods that are widely used by practitioners and financial institutions in today’s markets. This course will provide students with a solid foundation not only in traditional quantitative methods and financial instruments, but also scientific computing, numerical methods, high-performance computing, distributed ledgers, big-data analytics and agent-based modelling. These techniques will be used to understand financial markets from a post-crisis perspective which incorporates findings from the study of financial markets at high-frequency time scales, modern approaches to understanding systematic risk and financial contagion, and disruptive technologies such as distributed-ledgers and crypto-currencies.

Key benefits

  • 6th in the UK for Computer Science (QS World Rankings by subject 2022)
  • You'll interact with world-class experts in many exciting areas of Computer Science, including Algorithms and Data Analysis, Cybersecurity, Human-Centred Computing and Software Systems.
  • You'll study a wide-range of innovative modules, covering both the theory and practice of modern Computer Science.
  • Located in central London, giving access to major libraries and leading scientific societies, including the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Employability

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers working for IT companies, and the IT departments of large institutions (private and public sector). Other graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research.

The Careers Service run tailored sessions for Informatics students and a careers programme which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Data Scientist, Argus Media
  • Investment Manager, Three Gorges Capital Holdings
  • Product Management, Bianjie
  • Lecturer

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Employability

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers working for IT companies, and the IT departments of large institutions (private and public sector). Other graduates have entered into the field of academic and industrial research.

The Careers Service run tailored sessions for Informatics students and a careers programme which includes skills sessions and visits from top employers.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Data Scientist, Argus Media
  • Investment Manager, Three Gorges Capital Holdings
  • Product Management, Bianjie
  • Lecturer

Application closing date guidance

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful, and you are required to meet any conditions and/or you need a Student Visa to study at King’s.

King's College London is committed to the recruitment of students with the greatest academic ability and to maintain a diverse student population. In order to ensure a balanced international student population for our most competitive programmes, we have implemented the following deadlines:

  • The final application deadline for any students who are currently residing in mainland China is 7 January 2023 (23:59 UK time). 

Please note: if you reside in mainland China and apply for this programme after the above deadline, your application may be automatically withdrawn and you will not be eligible for an application fee refund. 

  • Our first application deadline for any other applicants is on 6 March 2023 (23:59 UK time). The programme will remain open until the final application deadlines below if there are places still available:
  • Overseas (international) fee status: 24 July 2023 (23:59 UK time)
  • Home fee status: 24 August 2023 (23:59 UK time)

After the first application deadline, the programme will close at any point once it is full. Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline, and we are unable to process further offers because places are filled and we close the course before the final application deadline.

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