MSc Financial Technology

Postgraduate, Full-time

Financial Technology MSc



Our new exciting Fintech programme combines financial awareness and the benefits of technology preparing you for a senior role in finance

Overview

This course provides you with the technical skills to help build modern banking.

The future of business will include a combination of financial awareness and how to manage the benefits of technology. Our exciting new programme enables you to combine these skills so that you are prepared to play a key role in organisations of all sizes as they develop through the 21st Century.

You will have the opportunity to study a comprehensive selection of contemporary issues relating to the banking, finance and technology sectors that can be applied to a wide range of organisations in addition to the financial services sector.

Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

1 year

Start date:

Sep


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Course details

You will develop your ability to assess and communicate technical, financial and organisational issues whilst familiarising you with the current developments within the financial services sector.

The programme will prepare you for a career in banking, finance or the global network of modern organisations with a wide range of transferable skills.

Critical analysis, reasoned judgement and a ‘questioning mind’ will form the basis of your improved skillset after graduation. In particular this course will provide the technical skill required to help you undertake such roles.

Modules

  • Data Driven Decision Making 
  • Financial Management 
  • Managing Innovation
  • Data Wrangling 
  • Contemporary Issues in Banking, Finance and Technology
  • One option module (Principles of Financial Regulation or Transnational Financial Crime)
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation or Project
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, blended learning and your own independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessments for this course include:

    • Reports / case studies
    • Digital end of unit test
    • Dissertation
    • Project
    • Essays
  • library Facilities

    This course has modules in both our Business School and The School of Computing. During the year long course, students have the opportunity to explore either more of the financial side of things or major in the technology side.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a quantitative major subject (e.g. mathematics, computing or finance). It is desirable to have some basic experience with computer programme languages. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU £7,000 £7,280
Overseas £13,000 £13,520


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

Graduates with MSc in Financial Technology will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain post-graduate level employment in a wide range of industries including:

  • International financial institutions
  • Government
  • Journalism and regulatory bodies
  • Retail and hospitality