University of Strathclyde

Financial Technology

Financial Technology (FinTech) is concerned with the use of technology to make financial transactions more efficient. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of finance, accounting, business information systems and analytic methods. This programme is jointly provided by the departments of Accounting and Finance and Management Science where relevant expertise resides across all core competencies both in teaching and research. This is a transitional masters degree and we accept students from a variety of background who want a career is this area.

You'll gain a comprehensive skill set using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance; you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September.

Course modules

Semester 1: Regulations and technology; principles of finance; quantitative business analysis; big data fundamentals. Semester 2: Business analytics; business information systems; security analysis; risk management for banks. Semester 1 and 2: Becoming an effective technology analyst.
Semester 1: Regulations and technology; principles of finance; quantitative business analysis; big data fundamentals.
Semester 2: Business analytics; business information systems; security analysis; risk management for banks.
Semester 1 and 2: Becoming an effective technology analyst.

Assessment methods

Assessment will vary across the classes but will include exams, written assignments as well as practical team and individual projects.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 19,500 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 12,000 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 9 9 Months

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