MSc Financial Technology

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Our new exciting programme enables you to combine financial awareness and the benefits of technology so that you are prepared to play a key role in organisations of any size as they progress through the 21st Century.

  • Napier code:

    31225MM

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Award:

    MSc

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Course introduction

The future of business will be a combination of financial awareness and how to manage the benefits of technology, enabling 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.



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 skill set after graduation.  In particular you will be provided with the technical skills required to help you undertake such roles.

Subjects you may study

  • 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

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.

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.


The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent, in a quantitative major subject (e.g. mathematics, computing or finance). Some basic experience with programming language is preferred.

We may also consider equivalent or lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional 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.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your 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 are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


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

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