Taught course

Financial Technology (FinTech)

Institution
University of Salford · Salford Business School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management in a business, finance, or economics subject, or a numerate subject such as engineering, computing, maths or informatics; or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Candidates with a 2:2 honours degree in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis if some level of finance/ economics/ informatics content formed part of the degree and you can demonstrate a high level of quantitative ability through your degree results.

Candidates with a 2:2 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but have relevant work experience or relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Masters in Financial Technology programme addresses the knowledge gap created by the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets; it has been designed to meet the latest employment needs in the FinTech industry. Experts working in the sector have helped shape the programme to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date. The degree is taught at our Salford campus close to Manchester city centre.

The course is multidisciplinary, using industry-specific business cases from our contacts in the FinTech sector to blend the relevant hard and soft knowledge and skills. While the programme focuses on the technical innovations in finance, you will also gain insight into how marketing, regulation, economic policy and financial governance contribute to your essential knowledge. In addition, the University of Salford is recognised by The Bloomberg ELP as a leader in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises in the curriculum.

Greater Manchester is an ideal place for you to study Financial Technology; as the Northern FinTech Capital, the region has strengths across FinTech sub-sectors, including data analytics, cyber security etc. FinTech companies form an integral part of the supply chain to a number of financial services companies and many banks and financial services firms have FinTech departments based in Manchester, drawing on local expertise and supply chains. With constant investment in the FinTech future, these companies offer you access to wide range of live projects, networking and, ultimately, employment opportunities.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in the FinTech Project. You will work on a live project briefed by a FinTech company to address a real industry problem and provide researched solutions, helping you put your learning into practice.

Information for international students

The MSc is the only route available for international students.

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
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course enquiries
Email
enquiries@salford.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 295 4545