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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Financial Technology (FINTECH)

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

This Masters in Financial Technology programme addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets; it has been designed to meet the latest employment needs in the FinTech industry. Experts working in the sector have helped shape the programme to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date. The degree is taught at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

The course is multidisciplinary, using industry-specific business cases from our contacts in the FinTech sector to blend the relevant hard and soft knowledge and skills. While the programme focuses on the technical innovations in finance, you will also gain insight into how marketing, regulation, economic policy and financial governance contribute to your essential knowledge.

Greater Manchester is an ideal place for you to study Financial Technology; as the Northern FinTech Capital, the region has strengths across FinTech sub-sectors, including data analytics, cyber security etc. FinTech companies form an integral part of the supply chain to a number of financial services companies and many banks and financial services firms have FinTech departments based in Manchester, drawing on local expertise and supply chains. With constant investment in the FinTech future, these companies offer you access to wide range of live projects, networking and, ultimately, employment opportunities.

You will:

  • Work on an industry-briefed project addressing gaps arising from the fast growth of technological transformation in financial services and markets
  • Learn the latest market trends and needs around risk, insight, creation and how technology better serves FinTech companies
  • Gain real-world learning from guest lectures and practical business cases offered by our industry advisors
  • Study in Greater Manchester which is the Northern FinTech Capital
  • Prepare for employment in FinTech companies or FinTech related financial service companies

ASSESSMENT

The assessment for the modules is both formative (continuous assessment within the programme) and summative (end of module learning assessments). Formative assessments mean you can assess your progress and test your learning from feedback during the module. Normally, a module consists of two pieces of summative assessment.

The practical project in semester 3 is an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and learning in a less structured environment. It is assessed by means of a business report and counts towards 60 of the total 120 credits.

CAREER LINKS

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want. The Industry Collaboration Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,030per 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 Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    120 55%

    52nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    82nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    84th

    11

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