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MSc Financial Technology (Finance)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Financial Technology suite has three unique variants for you to explore so you can tailor your Master’s in Financial Technology to suit your interests and goals. In addition to the MSc Financial Technology (Finance) variant, there is also the option of MSc Financial Technology (Economics) and MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science), giving you the chance to specialise in your preferred area of study.

The Finance variant of MSc Financial Technology is perfect for those with a basic understanding of coding, economics or finance who are particularly looking to work in the financial services sector, particularly focusing on parts of the sector which are concerned with developing and growing new technologies for use in finance.

MSc Financial Technology (Finance) explores the new and advancing technologies which are currently being used and developed to advance the financial services sector. This includes exploring the study and development of:

  • blockchain technologies
  • machine learning
  • artificial intelligence
  • application programming interface
  • cryptocurrencies
  • mobile banking and electronic payments
  • P2P lending
  • advisor automation
  • crowdfunding resources
  • big data solutions

Our MSc Financial Technology (Finance) is taught at Essex Business School, ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2019). Our students and staff join us from all over the world and we embed the latest academic thinking in our teaching to ensure you experience the cutting-edge of your discipline.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,380per 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 Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 105 9

    30th out of 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 48%

    64th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    72nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    75th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    122 53%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    14th

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