Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme

Algorithmic Trading
Understand the impact of automation, AI and machine learning on systematic trading

Start date:


  • 6 weeks

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Online


  • £1,900

About the programme

Learn how to integrate AI, robo-advisers and cryptocurrency into your systematic trading strategy.

In a world where trading moves beyond a pace for humans to keep up, an understanding of algorithmic trading models becomes increasingly beneficial.

The programme is intended for professionals working in the broader financial services industry and for technologists designing systematic trading architecture, infrastructure and solutions.

It equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the rules that drive successful algorithmic trading strategies and hedge funds, as well as a grounded introduction to financial theory and behavioural finance.

Delivered in partnership with online learning provider, GetSmarter, you will be part of a community learning together through a dedicated online campus.

An introduction to the programme

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What our alumni say

The course was a turning point in my career. Using what I’d learned from the content... I opened my own investment firm... I recommend you take the course and open your eyes to the future of investments.

Vinicius Karam

Quant Strategist for Fasanara Capital, GQS


On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to illustrate the methodologies used to model trading strategies for different types of financial markets.
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of classical and behavioural finance and how theoretical trading models are applied in practice.
  • The ability to formulate a view on the relationship between emerging technologies and the future of systematic trading.
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.

Meet the faculty

Developed from research in collaboration with the Oxford MAN Institute for Quantitative Finance, the programme is led by Professor Nir Vulkan, an expert across all aspects of technology, economics and finance. You will be guided by prominent industry thought-leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge throughout the programme.  

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