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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Teesside University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

FinTech (financial technology) is an evolving technology which provides innovation and efficiency in the financial services. FinTech includes distributed ledger technology also known as the blockchain, big data and business intelligence.

You explore topics including fundamentals of software for digital innovation, big data and business intelligence, contemporary financial technology, machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency. You develop theoretical, technical and critical thinking skills in applying disruptive innovative technologies to financial services.

How you learn

You learn about concepts and methods primarily through keynote lectures, labs and tutorials using case studies and examples. Lectures include presentations from guest speakers from industry. Critical reflection is key to successful problem solving and essential to the creative process. You develop your own reflective practice at an advanced level, then test and assess your solutions against criteria that you develop in the light of your research.

How you are assessed

You are assessed on your subject-specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The assessments include assignments, tests, case studies, presentations, research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports. You are also assessed on your presentation skills and report writing where appropriate.

Career opportunities

You can expect to find employment in one of the increasing number of sectors needing specialists equipped with the cutting-edge expertise in financial and digital technologies. The course provides you with directly transferable skills for a career in a range of industries in the finance sector, as well as progression opportunities to PhD research.

We create opportunities for you to meet and network with our industry partners through events such as our ExpoSeries. These events enable our students to showcase their work to industry. ExpoTees is the pinnacle of the ExpoSeries with over 100 businesses from across the UK coming to the campus to meet our exceptional students, with a view to recruitment.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

  • University League Table

    95th

  • Campus address

    Teesside University, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS1 3BX, England

To get students off to the best possible start, Teesside University meets international students at the airport and takes them to their accommodation for free.
With an English language café and orientation activities throughout the year, Teesside University is experienced in helping international students feel at home.
Teesside University offers a range of scholarships to international and EU students, making the transition to UK study more affordable.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    104 47%

    78th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

    34

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