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Birkbeck, University of London: Finance and Data Analytics

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Birkbeck Business School
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught


The financial world’s demand for innovation and new technologies has always been intense. Today, as international markets become even more complex, the need for specialists who understand advanced systems and sophisticated financial instruments has never been greater.

Our MSc Finance and Data Analytics is designed for graduates who are keen to gain specialisation in data analytics with core knowledge in finance. This Master’s degree offers you a blend of technical, quantitative modules in data analytics, alongside accounting and finance modules that will develop your ability to apply data analytics and technology to related practices and real-world examples.

In order to enhance your skills and in-depth knowledge, this finance and data analytics course offers you practical sessions on data analytics, simulation and other statistical data analysis exercises using:

  • available datasets and established analytical tools

  • valuation techniques

  • financial modelling with industry or finance world applications.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained the ability to analyse complex data and use this to make effective business decisions.


  • You will join a diverse range of students on this course, of different ages and academic, social and cultural backgrounds to build a stimulating and supportive learning environment together with your tutors.

  • Birkbeck is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.

  • Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

  • We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.

  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.

Careers and employability

By equipping you with the quantitative, statistical and technical skills you need in a world powered by big data, this course prepares you for technical and analytics roles in areas such as:

  • accounting

  • banking

  • professional services

  • financial sector settings, both large and small.

If you are interested in further study, it will also provide you with a strong foundation for PhD research in this area.

We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics are active in research, and …

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