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MScFinancial Technology (FinTech)

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
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Tuition fee for a Postgraduate course at the University of Stirling can range from £20,845 – £22,825. Please refer to the university webpage for further information.

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Overview

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

Career opportunities

Fintech is a growth sector in its own right at the moment and there are opportunities across the career spectrum, from new and exciting start-up companies to established banks and insurance companies.

London is still the UK’s largest fintech hub and there are a lot of fintech jobs at the moment. Edinburgh is now the UK’s second largest city in terms of fintech opportunities and the Scottish government is funding initiatives to help build the Scottish fintech sector.

In addition, the mix of computing, analytics and business skills you’ll learn on the course will prepare you for a job in data science. Employment rates among our MSc Big Data students are very high and careers are varied. Graduates are working in banks, the NHS, marketing companies, the oil industry and in government.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States