Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in writing.
Months of entry
The explosion of Big Data and adoption of Cloud Computing is transforming the financial services sector. Companies are facing a technology-led revolution, requiring new business models and the need for companies to rapidly adapt their services and operations.
Our FinTech with Business Analytics MSc draws together knowledge of financial markets and institutions with the skills to develop and implement technological solutions to improve financial services with greater speed, accuracy and at lower costs. This cross-disciplinary course is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of the financial techniques and applications that are transforming the sector and giving rise to a new financial ecosystem. You will learn to apply the technologies, products and approaches used in business: Blockchain Technology, Digital Currencies, Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Whilst our academic programme is grounded in theory, it has a strong practical orientation. You will use coding and analytics skills to develop business and financial insights to solve real-world problems. Students have access to our purpose-built Financial Markets Suite, using live market data via the state-of-the-art Bloomberg platform. You will also have an opportunity to complete an in-course work placement with one of our partner organisations or to complete a research project to consolidate your learning.
The University of Westminster is located close to the City of London, the world-famous financial district where some of the largest global financial institutions and companies are based. We are one of the leading providers of finance education in London, recognised by the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Institute) and we are a CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Centre of Excellence in Financial Markets.
Graduates will be equipped with the specialist knowledge and skills to meet and adapt to the changing needs of employers in the global financial services sector.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
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