|Study location||Ireland, Dublin|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||€15,000 per programme|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) (or equivalent) in finance or a cognate field of study.
The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Please upload any documents you feel are relevant to your application.
All students should upload copies of the following documents:
- Your degree certificates / academic transcripts
If you submit your application without the required and necessary documentation, It will be unable to process your application until the reception of all relevant documents.
Finance is a highly regulated industry that resists disruption and change. However, information technology innovations and computing resources availability have revolutionised the financial sector in the last decades. Data analytics, new technologies (e.g., blockchain) and business models (e.g., crowdfunding), and the modernisation of the financial sector regulations are creating opportunities to the emergence of disruptive services and challenger institutions.
This course provides learners with the latest knowledge and competencies at the intersection of finance and technology, allowing them to exploit opportunities in this rapidly evolving area.
NCI is perfectly placed to deliver an industry-focused programme inspired by its location at the heart of the International Financial Services Centre. The course is completely delivered by faculty and industry practitioners with established experience in the fintech domain.
The Master of Science in Fintech is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework for Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to a major award at level 10 on the NFQ.
According to a recent Graduate Outcomes Survey – Class of 2018 released on June 2020 by the Higher Education Authority, ICT graduates receive the highest earnings nine months after graduating compared to the overall younger graduate average based on the analysis of the destinations of students who graduated in 2018.
In accordance with our quality assurance processes, we conduct a full programmatic review of all our courses every 5 years. This current review may result in some changes to the content of this course starting in September 2021.
This interdisciplinary course will appeal to graduates of finance, computing and business seeking to enter the area of fintech; and industry practitioners seeking to gain insightful experience and exposure to the principles of fintech, as well as data analytics and emerging technologies.
Learners on the programme will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the core topics of fintech including:
-Financial Markets and Financial Services Regulation.
-Financial Data Analysis.
-Governance, Compliance, and Information Assurance.
-Cybersecurity and IT Auditing.
-Data Analysis and Visualisation.
-Entrepreneurship in fintech including organisational models and culture.
This is a pre-deadline. We advise to apply before this date.