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Research excellence

CCFEA research

We offer a vibrant research environment and specialise in the development of financial software. Our staff and PhD students also publish numerous papers and speak at prestigious international conferences.

We are an innovative, laboratory-based teaching and research centre, with an international reputation for cutting-edge work combining economic and financial modelling with computational implementation.

Get a head start in financial services with our specialist postgraduate courses in computational finance. As an interdisciplinary centre we bring together leading academics in the field from our University's departments of economics, computer science and business.

Our strengths

  • Cross-disciplinary syllabus incorporating the latest research
  • Practical hands-on instruction across all courses
  • Strong emphasis on skills and knowledge required by the industry
  • Hosting advanced workshops and seminars
  • Excellent links with government and industry

Masters courses

CCFEA research

If you've got a quantitative background, our Masters courses give you advanced specialist training in computational finance. You'll receive practical hands-on instruction with a focus on problem-solving skills that equip you for high-flying careers.

Doctoral research

CCFEA research

Our PhD students attract the attention of government and industry. Many complete internships at top investment banks and hedge funds. Join our postgraduate research community in our specialist Centre dedicated to computational finance.


CCFEA research

You're a member of our Centre for life. Join our Alumni Association and be part of our ever-growing global community. We run events for alumni around the world and you can also benefit from the Essex Alumni Card.