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PhD Computational Finance

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22, JAN-23, APR-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

We offer research supervision for our 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. We provide a vibrant research environment, so our PhD students 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.

Our graduates 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.

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. Several our students have held internships with prestigious City institutions, such as HSBC, Old Mutual and the Bank of England.

Application deadline

28 February 2022, 01 August 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 17,050per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 104 17

    51st out of 114 6

    48th out of 70 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    106 48%

    81st

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    29th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    84th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    110 47%

    92nd

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    43rd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.38 68%

    108th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    110 46%

    62nd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79.0 79%

    21st

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    65th

    25

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