Machine Learning for Finance

The MSc in Machine Learning for Finance is a unique, interdisciplinary programme which blends applied, practical and financial theory with an advanced technical skillset derived from computer science. It is the first, fully online programme of its kind in Ireland.

The programme is delivered primarily via recorded online lectures, supported with tutorials, assignments and live webinars. All relevant course material will be available digitally via the UL Glucksman Library online resources.

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

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1

Autumn Semester
• Introduction to Scientific Computing for AI
• Capital Markets & Corporate Finance

Spring Semester
• Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
• Data Analytics

Electives (choose 1):
• Deep Learning
• Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Ecosystems: Theory & Practice

Summer Semester
• Risk, Ethics, Governance and Artificial Intelligence
• Advanced Topics Seminars & Project Specification

Summer Semester
• Project & Dissertation: Machine Learning for Finance

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.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate/passport

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
• English language competency certificate


2 Years Part Time

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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