The banking and finance industry is undergoing a transformation with the rise of fintech. This shift has caught the attention of large international banks and start-ups alike. To succeed in fintech, individuals must possess an understanding of technology, finance, and business creation.
Our innovative MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) course offers a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It is designed for those seeking a career in the fintech industry.
Fintech leverages big data and analytics, mobile computing, and modern financial services. While established financial institutions like HSBC, Sainsbury's Bank, JP Morgan, and MBN are involved in the sector, the majority of innovation comes from small companies creating disruptive technologies.
We collaborated with industry leaders to create a course that focuses on employability, with 96% of our postgraduate leavers in employment or further study within six months of graduation (according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17). Our graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the new and emerging fintech sector.
*Tuition fees are excluding 5% VAT
**International students are required to pay the above fees in one or two installments before the start of the semester
*** An enrollment fee of $955 is required prior to enrollment.
The course is accessible to students with both a computing/engineering and financial/economics background.
Typically (for instance for UK students), a minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent, in either a numerate subject such as maths, computing and engineering, or a business and finance subject is required.
Some experience of computer programming is also required. It may take several forms such as Python, Java, C, C++. If you don't have these formal qualifications but have relevant work or life experience, you're still encouraged to apply, and specific cases can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications, or equivalent, as evidence of your English language skills: