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Ph.D. On Campus

Computational Finance

University of Essex

48 months
Duration
16230 GBP/year
5360 GBP/year
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About

Essex, University of  offer research supervision for the PhD Computational Finance in the following fields: agent-based modelling of financial markets; computational risk management; high-frequency finance; and the use of computational-intelligence methods for investment decision making. 

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Overview

We provide a vibrant research environment so our PhD Computational Finance students, at Essex, University of, publish papers in prestigious international conferences and often attract the attention of industry and government; one of our PhD students was recently invited to present their research on term structure models to the Bank of England and many others get the opportunity to directly apply their research through internships at investment banks and hedge funds.

Your future

Graduates of our Centre have gone on to become quantitative analysts, portfolio managers and software engineers at various institutions, including major investment banks like HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities.

We have an extensive network of industrial contacts through our City Associates Board and our alumni, while our expert seminar series gives you the opportunity to work with leading figures from industry. A number of our students have held internships with prestigious City institutions, such as HSBC, Old Mutual and the Bank of England.

Programme Structure

Example structure

  • A research degree doesn't have a taught structure, giving you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding. In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate knowledge.
  • A research degree allows you to develop new high-level skills, enhance your professional development and build new networks. It can open doors to many careers.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application deadline and we aim to respond to applications within four weeks.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject.
  • A well-developed research proposal is also essential. You must be experienced in at least one high-level programming language (such as Matlab, Java or Python).
  • You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16230 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time

  • Home/UK fee

£2,680

  • International fee

£8,115

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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