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School of Mathematical Sciences

MSc Financial Computing

This unique programme enables numerate graduates to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a professional career in the profitable and intellectually challenging intersection of mathematics, finance and technology.

MSc Financial Computing

There is high demand from investment banks, hedge funds, financial software companies, brokerage and consultancy firms, and other businesses for graduates who have excellent mathematical, financial and computing skills.

This programme has been carefully curated, so that, on completion, you will have gained a solid understanding of all of the key areas of modern financial computing, including a range of numerical and computational techniques (many state-of-the-art) that form an important part of the toolkit of a typical practitioner.

Programme highlights

  • Queen Mary is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, combining world-class research and teaching excellence
  • Gain valuable expertise at the intersection of technology, finance and mathematics – in demand in the finance industry
  • Learn from lecturers with considerable experience in investment banking and financial markets
  • Take up to two modules taught by the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science (e.g. artificial intelligence, cloud computing)
  • Mathematics students enjoy access to spacious postgraduate office study space and recently refurbished computing lab


The programme consist of eight taught modules and a project and dissertation. In semesters one and two, you will take three compulsory modules and one elective module. You will gain experience of a variety of software development environments, languages and tools, suitable for rapid application development (in the front office), the development of analytics libraries (in ‘quant’ teams), and large-scale software systems engineering (in the back office). You will learn about the structure of financial instruments and the operation of the markets, and the foundations of mathematical modelling in finance.

Learn more about our modules

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You will have the option to take the Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification, and will have access to Bloomberg terminals in our Computing Lab

We offer all students the opportunity to take the prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist qualification

I am able to gain a comprehensive understanding of how technology has transcended into the financial industry.
— Amani Lahmami, MSc Financial Computing