Taught course

Financial Technology MSc

University of Gloucestershire · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject - we will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification.
  • Students coming from a Finance or Technology background might be exempted from certain modules; however this will be considered on an individual basis.
  • EU and international students need IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech) brings together the current knowledge and skills of Fintech industry professionals as well as academics to provide a comprehensive programme with cutting edge and latest technologies. The programme takes an integrated approach to keep you well-informed in the fields of both finance and technology in a transdisciplinary fashion.

The individual modules focus on answering the technical questions of what technological capabilities could achieve within the field of finance, acknowledging the robustness and speed at which these technologies evolve.

You will have an opportunity to visit Canary Wharf in East London, the financial hub of the world, to interact with financial technologist to witness the rapidity at which financial technologies are evolving.

You will also be able tour the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to develop further understanding on how financial engineering impacted the financial markets. One of the important visits would be to the Bank of England (BOE), wherein you will be able to interact with BOE staff to understand the role financial regulations (Regtech) play in the fast-paced Fintech industry.

Placement year

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)

Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe

Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad

Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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