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FinTech with Business Analytics MSc

University of Westminster, London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Westminster, London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

The explosion of Big Data and adoption of Cloud Computing is transforming the financial services sector. Companies are facing a technology-led revolution, requiring new business models and the need for companies to rapidly adapt their services and operations.

Our FinTech with Business Analytics MSc draws together knowledge of financial markets and institutions with the skills to develop and implement technological solutions to improve financial services with greater speed, accuracy and at lower costs. This cross-disciplinary course is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of the financial techniques and applications that are transforming the sector and giving rise to a new financial ecosystem. You will learn to apply the technologies, products and approaches used in business: Blockchain Technology, Digital Currencies, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Whilst our academic programme is grounded in theory, it has a strong practical orientation. You will use coding and analytics skills to develop business and financial insights to solve real-world problems. Students have access to our purpose-built Financial Markets Suite, using live market data via the state-of-the-art Bloomberg platform. You will also have an opportunity to complete an in-course work placement with one of our partner organisations or to complete a research project to consolidate your learning.

The University of Westminster is located close to the City of London, the world-famous financial district where some of the largest global financial institutions and companies are based. We are one of the leading providers of finance education in London, recognised by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute) and we are a CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets.

Graduates will be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills to meet and adapt to the changing needs of employers in the global financial services sector.

CAREER PATH

The FinTech and Business Analytics MSc will equip you with the skills to collect and analyse big data sets to develop new investment and risk insights. Specialist knowledge of the Financial Markets will prepare you to enter or progress in careers in the global financial services market, including work in Retail and Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Asset Management, Insurance and related sectors in roles such as:

  • Financial or FinTech analyst/consultant
  • Data science analyst/manager
  • App developer/programmer
  • Compliance expert
  • Fintech start-up founder

This course will also prepare you for further study, such as MPhil, PhD or other research that could lead to a future in the academic world.

WORK PLACEMENT

The Work Placement Project module will enable you to find employment that will enhance your career opportunities whilst on the course. We have partnership arrangements with approximately 20 financial services organisations, who offer paid work placements. There is also the possibility of completing an approved project for your existing employer.

This core option module is only for students who have secured work placement with an external organisation that is in financial services or has interests broadly related to this subject area and level of study. Placements have to be secured by students independently by week 8 in the first semester of this 12-month programme of study.

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Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per 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 Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

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