The PhD in Financial Computing offers a unique opportunity to gain the skills and contacts required for work in the financial services industry. Competition for places is high, and students must achieve excellent academic qualifications in order to be selected for the course and secure funding.
Once on the course, students work proactively together - particularly in the first year when they participate in seminars, attend reading groups and other activities, and share workspace with each other. In subsequent years they move to work in different departments within the Centre. Some PhD students lecture to undergraduates on their research during the course.