Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to back room start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.
Our new MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It’s an innovative course designed for those looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.
Fintech combines the technology from big data and analytics, mobile computing and modern financial services. Some of the activity in the sector is being carried out by the large, existing financial institutions, but the majority comes from small companies who are developing disruptive technologies.
You’ll need a minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent.
Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
The MSc Financial Technology course is delivered over one year.
The module details given below are subject to change as the University regularly revises and refreshes the curriculum of our taught programmes. The modules outlined below represent those offered in 2018/19 on this course of study.
Fintech is a growth sector in its own right at the moment and there are opportunities across the career spectrum, from new and exciting start-up companies to established banks and insurance companies. The mix of computing, analytics and business skills you’ll learn on the course will prepare you for a job in data science.