The MSc Computing for the Financial Services provides an intensive course specifically tailored for computer science graduates or graduates of related subjects with a substantial amount of programming who are interested in pursuing a career in financial services. As well as gaining a broad knowledge of the subject, you acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.
If you are new to the subject, this MSc provides the foundation for a career in IT within the financial services industry, and if you already work in IT, it provides an opportunity to broaden your knowledge and update your skills specifically for finance while obtaining a formal qualification.
This is a part-time programme only and may be taken evenings only or by day-release.
The programme offers a single software development pathway in Java. For more experienced students there is the opportunity to carry out project work in other languages.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
- An intensive course in computing for graduates of other subjects, specifically tailored for individuals choosing a career in financial services.
- You gain a broad knowledge of the subject, acquire practical skills and have the opportunity to investigate certain areas of current research more deeply.
- The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems maintains advanced software development laboratories with over 100 seats. All labs are connected to the high-speed SuperJANET academic network.
Further study opportunities
Students who complete the programme with distinction can continue to our MPhil/PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems.
Careers and employability
Graduates go on to careers in computing in the financial services sector.
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