Taught course

Financial Technology

University of Portsmouth · School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Master the use of financial technology as you prepare for a career in the changing field of finance.

FinTech is changing the way financial institutions provide services, and how individuals and firms use these services. This Master’s course explores the development of financial technology, its use in forensic analysis, and its application in digitalised business processes to help prepare you for your career in FinTech.

On the course you'll explore fundamental principles and emerging trends in forensic technology and economics, develop your understanding of how financial markets work, and uncover key theories for our digital economy. You'll access our University Bloomberg suites, where you'll use industry-standard analytical tools and software throughout the course to build the skills you'll use in the workforce.

You'll graduate ready for a range of careers across the technologically driven finance sector, and be able to demonstrate your skills and experience with tools that analyse and visualise financial data.

Course highlights

  • Use industry-standard Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse financial market data movements
  • Investigate emerging trends in forensic technology and economics
  • Learn how FinTech is developed and used in forensic analysis
  • Build your finance and business knowledge, with a focus on financial technology
  • Learn from staff with experience in industry

Career planning

During your course you'll have expert career support from our Careers and Employability Centre, your tutors and our Business and Law Career-Ready Programme. This support will continue for 5 years after you graduate.

Career support

You'll benefit from:

  • Networking events
  • Regular emails from the Career Ready Programme sharing job opportunities, application tips and events
  • Applied projects with companies such as IBM, Boeing and Hampshire County Council
  • Workshops to enhance your employability skills
  • Recruitment events including the Student and Graduate Opportunities Fair
  • 1-to-1 appointments
  • CV and cover letter advice
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Support starting your own business
Careers and opportunities

When you graduate with this MSc Financial Technology Master's, you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact in the financial sector.

Whether you're already working in financial services and banking or looking to start your career, you'll have the understanding and experience you need to stand out in the workplace.

You'll have experience of data analytics and industry software, and have the flexibility and transferable skills to succeed across the finance and accounting industries.

Depending on your interests you could become a financial analyst, work with FinTech or RegTech companies, or pursue Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) qualification.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

02392 842991