Financial Computing BSc (Hons)

Key information


Career prospects

Internationally Financial Computing and computer science graduates are in one of the highest-earning category of graduates (source: Telegraph The 10 Best paid jobs for graduates, August 2015).

With skills and knowledge that are highly demanded in the financial and internet industries, many graduates go straight into well-paid careers including:

  • Computer Scientist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Data and Risk Analyst
  • Risk Model Validation
  • Data Scientist
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Quant Risk Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Hedge fund Risk Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Technology Analyst

Recent employers

  • BAE Systems
  • BT
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Siemens
  • Unilever.

Work experience opportunities

Our programmes “with a Year in Industry” offer you the opportunity to strengthen employment prospects by putting your computing skills into practice in the workplace. In addition, you may also have the opportunity to work with a commercial partner as part of your final year project, allowing you to gain valuable experience for when you graduate.


Postgraduate opportunities

We offer both taught and research MSc programmes leading to the degrees of MPhil and PhD. These draw on staff specialisms within the Department’s two main pillars of research, ‘Algorithms’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’. The focused research groups that are underpinned by these pillars are recognised internationally for their research excellence, and have strong links with institutions both in the UK and abroad.

Qualifying you for life

A degree from the Department of Computer Science will prepare you for life with:

  • Effective information retrieval, management and organisational skills
  • The ability to use general IT facilities effectively
  • The ability to manage your own learning and development
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a development team.

Computer Information Systems BSc (Hons)


After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Computing (formerly e-Finance) Jiawei achieved his dream job working as a technology analyst for BlackRock which is the largest asset manager in the world, with over $4.77 trillion in assets under management. One major project of BlackRock is the Aladdin operating system for investment managers that connects the information, people and technology needed to manage money in real time. The Aladdin platform combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale.  Jiawei is using the knowledge and skills he has learnt during his degree at the University of Liverpool to full use in analysing asset management.