Taught course

Financial Technology (Economics)

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications. For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Learn the theory and methods underlying one of the biggest growth areas in the financial industry. Our suite of programmes in Financial Technology exposes you to material not only from economics, but also from computer science and business theory. The MSc Financial Technology (Economics) variant allows you to specialize in economics. The MSc Financial Technology suite has three unique variants for you to explore so you can tailor your Master’s in Financial Technology to suit your interests and goals. In addition to the MSc Financial Technology (Economics) variant, there is also the option of MSc Financial Technology (Finance) and MSc Financial Technology (Computer Science), giving you the chance to specialise in your preferred area of study. From mobile banking to cryptocurrencies, from roboadvisors to copy trading, the financial services sector is transforming rapidly. Are you looking for a career in this emerging industry of Financial Technology? Here at Essex we provide an interdisciplinary programme covering a range of crucial skills required for FinTech, making the most of our research and teaching strengths. You will learn about microeconomics and big data, software development and the underpinnings of the financial system. You will benefit from our proximity to London as well as our connections with employers. You will mingle not only with students specialising in the economics of FinTech, but also those specialising on the computer science side as well as business strategy. The MSc Financial Technology (Economics) is designed for students seeking a career in the finance industry, in particular the financial technology sector. This course will equip you with both theoretical and technical skills that are specific for the finance industry. It will also equip you with transferable skills such as the ability to develop and present an argument, and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Information for international students

Entry requirements - You can find international entry requirements for most countries on our webpage www.essex.ac.uk/international. If your country is not listed, please contact Postgraduate Admissions at pgadmit@essex.ac.uk.

Pre-sessional English Language courses -
If you need to improve your English language skills before joining your main degree course, we offer pre-sessional English courses on our campuses in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. To learn more, please visit www.essex.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional

Funding -
You can explore scholarship opportunities for your country at www.essex.ac.uk/international or view our university-wide scholarships at www.essex.ac.uk/scholarships.

Fees and funding

There are a wide range of funding options for postgraduate study, including scholarships, bursaries and alumni discounts. You can check your eligibility at https://www.essex.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters/fees-and-funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk