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Fintech (Professional Practice) MSc

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22, 19-SEP-22, 09-JAN-23

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

About the course

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.

Fintech (Financial Technology) is a concept which is rooted in technology and finance. It is used as a term which applies to disruption, innovation and efficiency in the financial sector. This has become possible through the use of technology which helps companies manage their activities in finance. These activities are underpinned by the introduction of distributed ledger technology also known as the Blockchain, Big Data analytics and data visualisation. These tools have acted as the catalyst for a significant amount of disruption in the financial services industry. To understand fintech is to have a good grasp of innovation, data management, visualisation, Blockchain and online business models.

This course at Huddersfield Business school brings together theory and knowledge from the fields of computing, financial theory, ethics and management science to give students an understanding of the innovative and disruptive challenges currently taking place in this environment. The course takes the view that companies are continually looking to develop competitive advantage, hence, our fintech course is an ideal programme which encourages disruption and forward thinking.

  • You'll investigate finance theories and their application and you will look at how technology such as the Blockchain and Big Data can inform innovation within financial activities.
  • The course is supported with our state-of-the-art Trading Room which is equipped with Professional software, providing up-to-date market data and financial analysis tools giving you a feel for how real investment decisions are made in industry and to learn how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data.
  • The 18-month route has the opportunity to undertake a 6-month placement element at the end of the 12 month taught programme.

Placements

This course offers you the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Employability and Placements Office are available to support you in finding placement opportunities and can provide advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

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

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 105 17

    4th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    113 51%

    56th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    57th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    61st

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 128
    117 91%

    7th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    8th

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