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Entry requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent, from a quantitative subject such as finance, economics, mathematics, physics, statistics or engineering.

Applications from candidates with relevant industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Financial Technology (FinTech) MSc is aimed at students who are looking to gain a broad yet thorough understanding of the financial technology sector. The course features an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students to develop the relevant hard and soft skills they will need for careers in FinTech.

In addition to traditional finance and IT programming skills, it integrates both real business and practical blended knowledge within the FinTech landscape and the hottest trends in technologies within the disruptive financial sector.

The course is perfect for any student looking for a master’s level FinTech course which is not only focused on technical computing/software engineering, but also incorporates elements of entrepreneurship, innovation, regulation, marketing and business strategy.

Extended Professional Practice

This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.

You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.

Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.

Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.

The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.

*internships may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,250 | £15,450 (with Professional Practice) (per year)
International students
£17,900 | £18,950 (with Professional Practice) (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Prof Practice
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk