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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in areas such as the sciences, engineering, computing, maths, finance and/or business. Quants/programming based background is required.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and those without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Be at the forefront of the technologies that shape the financial sector with our brand new and innovative MSc in FinTech at Kent Business School.

By learning the capstones of banking and finance alongside the digital remodelling of the sector, our FinTech graduates build a sound understanding of modern banking, technology and what it takes to succeed in the areas in the modern world.
From the foundations of finance, risk management and financial econometrics to finance with excel, big data analytics and programming for Python, this flexible course allows you to choose a range of optional and compulsory modules to ensure you are set on the right path to suit your aspirations. Put your learned theory into action via live in-class case studies, industry visits and the use of our virtual trading platform – The Bloomberg Lab.
You also have access to our ASPIRE centre, a purpose-built entrepreneurial lab where you can develop, plan and launch your own start-up business.
“One of the best resources that the University of Kent has is the Bloomberg Lab. It’s something I used here as a Master’s student, and it’s also something I use day-to-day in my job now in the industry. Having the knowledge of how that works put me miles ahead of everyone else.” - Alex Lancaster, Finance PhD, Kent Business School

Bloomberg Lab

This course offers extensive access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform that is bursting at the seams with real-world data and case studies to apply your newfound expertise.

Quants workshop

Kent Business School offers an optional one and half week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme.

Industrial Placement

This course is available with the option to undertake an industrial placement ranging from 3 – 12 months depending upon your visa requirements (if applicable), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas. This option is also available for students wishing to undertake a self-employed placement, or ‘SELFIE’ as it is also known.
While the placements are self-sought, The School offers support to those students seeking an industrial placement, through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team.
Students considering this option should be aware that they will be required to complete all stage 1 and 2 modules and that there may be additional costs in terms of accommodation, for example.

Information for international students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Please note that international fee-paying students cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Applicants who are required to meet an English language condition may be able to study a pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Kent Business School Loyalty Award for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Discount. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2022).

For more information on funding available from Kent Business School, please visit the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Kent Business School
Email
kbsadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827726