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Financial Technology

MSc

What is Financial Technology MSc?

Our MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech) brings together the current knowledge and skills of Fintech industry professionals as well as academics to provide a comprehensive programme with cutting edge technologies. We take an integrated approach to keep you well-informed in the fields of both finance and technology in a transdisciplinary fashion.

The individual modules focus on answering the technical questions of what technological capabilities could achieve within the field of finance, acknowledging the robustness and speed at which these technologies evolve. You’ll have an opportunity to visit Canary Wharf in East London, the financial hub of the world, to interact with financial technologist to witness the rapidity at which financial technologies are evolving.

You’ll also be able to tour the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to develop further understanding on how financial engineering impacted the financial markets.

Study style

The certificate stage modules provide a solid foundation so that you can appreciate what’s possible from adopting technology-based architectures as the basis of decision-making and implementation. The hands-on approach to coding and programming will build the necessary expertise for analysing large financial, social and business-related datasets.

The diploma stage modules will help you understand the nature of existing and emerging challenges for the financial services industry specifically and businesses in general.

At the masters’ level stage, you’ll have the choice between a dissertation and a business case analysis module. Apart from the traditional academic dissertation, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate originality in creating or developing solutions to live and emerging issues in industry.

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Entry requirements

    • At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • Students coming from a Finance or Technology background might be exempted from certain modules; however this will be considered on an individual basis.

    • EU and international students need IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester £9,850 £15,300

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Finance Analyst
  • Head of Insights and Analytics
  • Business Analyst
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Fintech Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Head of Advanced Projects
  • Data Analytics Associate
  • Trading Technologist
  • Python Developer
  • Fintech Software Developer
  • Javascript Developer
  • Front End Developer (Fintech)
  • Head of Compliance (Fintech)
  • Account Manager (Fintech).

Industry links

You’ll benefit from the links that we have established with various businesses specifically in the areas of Fintech offering great placement and internship opportunities that could result in exciting career opportunities.

These include companies like St. James’s Place (a UK-based wealth management firm), and other leading Fintechs as well as local businesses. You’ll also have access to the Fintech hub, an innovation incubation centre, helps you build connections and catapult visibility within the Fintech community and businesses.

Get a competitive Advantage

Stay ahead of the competition by achieving a qualification that is transdisciplinary (Finance and Technology) and is in high demand. Fintech graduates earn 20% higher than peers with other masters.

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Fintech Networking Opportunities

Excellent opportunities to develop networks in the Fintech arena from the placement and internship opportunities, and through sandbox hubs, during the programme.

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Trips and experiences

You’ll have an opportunity to visit Canary Wharf in East London, the financial hub of the world, to interact with financial technologist to witness the rapidity at which financial technologies are evolving.

You’ll also be able tour the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to develop further understanding on how financial engineering impacted the financial markets. One of the important visits would be to the Bank of England (BOE), wherein you’ll be able to interact with BOE staff to understand the role financial regulations (Regtech) play in the fast-paced Fintech industry.

Placements

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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