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MScFinance and Data Analytics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £14,950 per year
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The finance industry needs students who can understand statistical modelling in the context of the growing, and increasingly complex, data available to financial firms. Our MSc Finance and Data Analytics prepares you to work in the financial services organisations of the future, by equipping you with the quantitative, statistical and technical skills needed in a world powered by big data.

You master areas including:

- portfolio analysis
- empirical financial methods
- data analytics
- trading global markets

The University of Essex is at the forefront of the UK’s big data network.

Essex Business School, where this course is taught, is home to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which helps local authorities and businesses across the UK to leverage data more effectively. Our School’s brand new virtual trading floor ensures you gain practical experience of using industry-standard terminals and real-world business information. You’re taught by academics who are actively involved in researching big data and advising businesses on how to make best use of it.

Programme structure

Year 1

Portfolio Management
Trading Global Financial Markets
Data Analytics in Finance
Research Methods in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance
MSc Finance and Investment: Dissertation
Financial Modelling (optional)
Risk Management (optional)
Derivative Securities (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates can analyse complex data and use this to make effective business decisions. Many work for global employers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. We’re proud of our entrepreneurial spirit; many of our graduates succeed with their own businesses.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States