Develop the technical skills to examine and uncover patterns in data and address critical business challenges impacting the finance industry today.
The MSc Financial Analytics at Swansea University is a specialised, technical-driven and practically oriented programme. It is designed for those wanting to accelerate into a dynamic career in the finance and investments industry, in roles such as Data Specialist, Consultant or Portfolio Manager, as well for as those wanting to undertake further research in finance through a PhD. Though applicants should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a quantitative field, no computer science or programming is required.
You will explore key topics, including big data in finance, programming for financial applications, econometrics, financial risk forecasting and advanced data analytics. You will also develop the skills to utilise big data and data analytics, programming languages (e.g. Python, R), and visualisation tools so you can apply appropriate financial analytics models and effectively inform investment decisions.
Experience our research-led approach to teaching and benefit from the cutting edge work being undertaken by our Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance research centre, which undertakes pioneering research in advancing the understanding, development and application of tools and techniques relevant to the analysis of financial and macroeconomics data.
This advanced programme is ideal for students with an economics, science, maths, accounting or finance background wishing to further their studies, as well as working professionals looking to consolidate their knowledge or upskill in their field.