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Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics

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PhD Scholarships with leading companies

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics has a number of PhD Scholarships fully funded for 3 or 4 years, jointly funded by UCL and leading companies in the financial and business sectors.

Canary Wharf towers in LondonThe scholarships are open to UK/EU nationals with exceptional qualifications to work on applied analytics and computing applications in association with major companies in the financial, retail and services sectors. The students will spend part of their time at UCL and part at their partner company.

Business Analytics

A recent McKinsey report entitled Big Data: the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity highlighted that Analytics and Big Data is the foremost growth area across all major research and business sectors, with huge competition for analytics staff. The key skills sought are computational statistics, machine learning, complexity, so-called big data, and high-performance computing. PhD students are highly valued and come from all areas of science and engineering (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics etc.)

Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics is a joint venture between Imperial College London, London School of Economics, UCL and a range of financial institutions and other corporate partners, to promote  doctoral training and research on computational and quantitative methods in finance and business analytics. It has over 60 PhD students working on computational finance and business analytics, and another 20 PhD students will start in October. Each student has an Academic Supervisor and an Industry Advisor, and spends an extended period based at their partner company.

PhD Students

We are seeking UK/EU nationals with exceptional qualifications and experience:

  • A strong academic background (based on educational qualifications).
  • Strong quantitative skills (ability to learn advanced maths, programming, and statistics).
  • Strong research skills (especially in large scale quantitative studies).
  • Experience or strong interest in applied research and business.

Applications

To apply email your CV and a Statement of Research interests to:

Prof. Philip Treleaven
Director, UK Centre in Financial Computing
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Ms. Yonita Carter
Manager, UK Centre in Financial Computing
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