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Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents (CCFEA) University of Essex

New MSc opportunities

MSc Computational Finance

MSc Agent-Based Computational Economics and E-Markets

PhD Computational Finance

  This interdisciplinary, laboratory based Centre is a show case for cutting edge computational and evolutionary methods. These are used for financial engineering and to simulate artificial intelligence agents in markets and other complex economic environments

Students pursuing the new MSc degrees, or the established PhD, will receive rigorous training in the principles of quantitative finance and microeconomics, along with computational skills in design and testing of market micro structure, risk management, real-time trading systems and policy analysis.

CCFEA is administered by the 5* Department of Economics and the Department of Computer Science, with support from Accounting, Finance and Management; Electronics Systems Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

The MSc entry requirement is a 2.1 or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics or Quantitative Economics/Finance.

The PhD programme attracts high calibre students with a Masters in quantitative subjects. PhD topics cover: Trading Algorithms; Dynamic Risk Management; Agent-Based Modelling; Network Adoption Games; E-Commerce Negotiation; Globalisation and Regulation of Capital Markets.


are available for MSc schemes for October 2014 entry - see /ccfea
for further details

Contact: Dr Sheri Markose, CCFEA Director

Telephone: +44 (0)1206 872742


Or Lynda Triolo, CCFEA Secretary

Telephone: +44 (0)1206 873943

For more information, or to apply online, visit: /ccfea

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Dr Sheri Markose, CCFEA Director


+44 (0)1206 872742


Or Lynda Triolo

Tel: +44 (0) 1206 874876


For more information, or to apply online, visit: /ccfea