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This MSc aims to increase the diversity of those pursuing careers in the Financial Services industry. A unique collaboration between leading investment banks and UCL, students are trained in Financial IT, IT Management and Financial Services. Partner banks include Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. What and how will I learn? Students develop the technological aspects of their career in financial services and gain a complete and up-to-date knowledge of the international financial services industry. The programme provides the grounding in IT, management and financial systems required to pursue Financial Services careers such as Financial IT and technology management. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core courses (120 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is offered. Core Modules Introductory Programming Software Design Systems Infrastructure Financial Business Analysis and Project Management Financial Information Systems Algorithmics Database Systems Software Engineering Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake a research project which is carried out during a placement at the premises of their host organisation, and culminates in an individual project report. Options All courses are compulsory. Further details available on subject website: http:www.cs.ucl.ac.ukfinancialcomputingmscfc_home.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and project work. The programme comprises two terms of taught material, followed by exams and then a project undertaken with a financial service organisation such as an investment bank. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Department of Computer Science is recognised as a world leader in teaching and research. Our Master's programmes have some of the highest employment rates and starting salaries, with graduates entering a wide variety of industries. We take an experimental approach to our subject, enjoy the challenge and opportunity of entrepreneurial partnerships and place a high value on our extensive range of industrial collaborations. A unique feature of this MSc is that students undertake their project at a financial services organisation in the UK or abroad. This project placement is the first step towards a new career in Financial Services. Your future career On successful completion of this MSc our graduates are a very attractive prospect for employment in IT, IT management or financial services. First destinations of recent graduates include: Deutsche Bank: Analyst City Bank: Sales Manager Goldman Sachs: Fixed Income Software Sellers Credit Suisse: Business Analyst Morgan Stanley: Analyst Carfs Derivative: Derivative Trader Hutchinson 3GUK: Risk Analyst UBS Warburg: IT Junior Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree, in subjects other than computing or information technology, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A level Mathematics or its equivalent is also required, and students must be able to show confidence and skill in analysis and abstraction. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is designed for graduates from less technical disciplines such as Physics, Psychology, History, Art, or Languages. It is suitable for recent graduates and for professionals who have taken a career break, want to change their career direction, or want to gain an extra qualification to aid career progression. RAE Rating Computer Science 80% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradprospectuscompsci
This MSc aims to increase the diversity of those pursuing careers in the Financial Services industry. A unique collaboration between leading investment banks and UCL, students are trained in Financial IT, IT Management and Financial Services. Partner banks include Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. What and how will I learn? Students develop the technological aspects of their career in financial services and gain a complete and up-to-date knowledge of the inte...