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MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)

University of Stirling

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Stirling

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.

Our MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It’s an innovative course designed for those looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.

Fintech includes the technology from big data and analytics, mobile computing and modern financial services. Some of the activity in the sector is being carried out by the large, existing financial institutions, but the majority comes from small companies who are developing disruptive technologies.

The course covers:

  • Manipulating data and scripting in Python
  • An introduction to blockchain
  • Cybersecurity and data protection
  • Bank Theory, Operations and Strategy
  • An introduction to corporate finance
  • Data analytics and machine learning
  • Fintech app development
  • Investment regulation and ethics
  • Heuristics and bias in behavioural finance
  • Innovation management and disruptive technology
  • Business startup planning
  • Professionalism, regulation and ethics in banking

Course objectives

The aim of the course is to give you the knowledge and skills required to work in the new and emerging fintech sector. Many fintech companies are small start-ups so business and entrepreneurial skills are important. Fintech is a disruptive technology, bringing great changes to the ways that banks and insurance companies operate. You’ll be taught innovation management techniques to immediately make a difference in any organisation or company you work for.

Of course, fintech is also about technology and our graduates will be able to design and implement software applications that will take advantage of the new open banking regulations. You’ll also have the data analytics and machine learning skills required by new data driven models of financial services provision. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,845per 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 Stirling

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    University of Stirling, Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    81st

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