Taught course

Financial Technology (Fintech)

University of Exeter · Business School

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or equivalent from a recognised university, including at least one mathematical / quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

  • Inter-disciplinary programme with insights drawn from finance, cyber security, artificial intelligence and economics
  • Get ahead of the competition through and enhanced understanding of advancing technologies and business innovations
  • Practical ‘Hackathon’ module in place of a dissertation
  • Group work embedded throughout modules to develop practical team working and employment ready skills

Our finance and banking world is being reshaped and disrupted by rapidly advancing innovations including blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning. FinTech (financial technology) refers to the use of technology to design and manage financial products and services. The demand for expertise in FinTech is growing, with businesses being put under constant pressure to combat greater competition, and develop user-centred products and services, at lower costs.

Our new MSc Financial Technology (FinTech) takes an inter-disciplinary approach, combining existing expertise in Bitcoin and Blockchain at The University of Exeter Business School, with the University’s wider expertise in economics, finance, data science, cyber security and law. Core modules will provide you with a solid foundation in a range of financial technology topics and are informed by the World Economic Forum and other global institutions.

This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds with a degree of mathematical / statistical experience, who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry. In addition to the academic knowledge you will gain, you will develop the practical skills required including coding though our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of innovative teaching methods.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background. We therefore have a range of scholarships for outstanding students.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,906 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1392 726679