Artificial Intelligence in Finance

Key programme benefits to future students
Graduates will have developed the skills required to meet the heightened industry demand for applied technical and quantitative skills blended with strong financial knowledge.

The programme offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to meet the growing demand for technical, quantitative and AI qualifications in finance.

The programme is delivered online over a single year.

Key Fact: Unique online programme at the cutting edge of quantitative finance and computer science.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Introduction to Scientific Computing in AI
• Capital Markets & Corporate Finance
• Project Management in Practice
• Machine Learning for Finance

Spring Modules
• Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
• Data Analytics
• Deep Learning for Finance
• Derivative Markets

Summer Modules
• Risk, Ethics, Governance and Artificial Intelligence
• Career Development

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Level 8 honours degree at a minimum second class honours, grade 2 (NQF or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as finance, economics, business, engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology.

Applicants from other disciplines who have relevant mathematics and computing elements in their primary degree will also be considered.

Applicants who possess an honours degree, minimum 2nd class, grade 2, or equivalent in a non-numerate discipline and have three years experiential learning in an appropriate computing discipline will be considered.

RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) entry will be available for those who do not meeting the minimum entry requirement but who have gained substantial experience in the area.

Required Documents for UL application:
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work (applies to some courses only).

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Duration

1 year full-time, online.

Enrolment dates

Autumn

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Graduate careers
Quantitative Analyst, Financial Analyst, Trader, Data Scientist, Quantitative Engineer, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst, Data Analyst.

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    PGDip

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time

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