Computational Finance

University of Padua
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
01 October 2023

About this program

Computational Finance

Quantitative methods have deeply transformed the world of finance and insurance. Nowadays, new computational tools and artificial intelligence techniques are bringing revolutionary changes in these sectors. This Master’s degree is a cross-disciplinary Program providing a solid expertise in computational and quantitative methods applied to the solution of problems in finance and insurance. Students will be able to master the techniques for analysing, modelling and managing financial risks, combining knowledge and competencies in economics, mathematics, statistics and informatics.

Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with proven skills in Mathematics, Probability, Statistics
  • Additional entry requirements – Entry title and GPA

Language requirements

English - B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Year

Fundamentals of Computational Mathematics; Fundamentals of Information Systems; Principles of Financial Economics; Regression and Time Series Models; Stochastic Methods; Machine Learning for Finance; Econometrics for Credit and Market Risk; Financial Reporting and Risk Management.

2nd Year

Stochastic Finance; Risk and Insurance; Quantitative Risk Management; Law and Data; master thesis. The plan is complemented by two elective courses.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition Fees: €2,626 per year


Master's degree in Computational Finance

Credits: 120 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates in Computational Finance have a good command of computational and quantitative techniques, aligned with the latest trends of the financial and insurance sectors. Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers in banking, insurance, asset management, energy and consulting firms

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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is a world-leading research-intensive university that has been driving global change since its  foundation in 1222. Loyal to its motto Universa Universis  Patavina Libertas (Paduan freedom is universal for everyone), it has always been a bastion of...

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Why study at University of Padua

  • The University of Padua is a TOP 200 university in the World, that has been driving global change since its foundation in 1222.
  • During eight centuries, students, researchers and alumni have provided key contributions to the advancement of knowledge, science and society.
  • Padua offers a broad and comprehensive portfolio of programmes (over 180, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level; 29 programmes are held completely in English).
  • Interconnections among the different disciplines generate a vibrant and stimulating learning environment, where international students (over 3,000), staff and alumni support the development of the University's mission at global level.

Contact info

University of Padua

Via 8 Febbraio 1848, 2
35122 Padua

Phone no: +3949 8273131

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