The MSc Financial Technology utilises a variety of learning and teaching methods to provide students with cutting-edge theoretical knowledge and applied technological skills. These include lectures, seminars, workshops, lab sessions and field trips. A final capstone project will allow students to select either: a research pathway, where students will complete a research monograph; an industry pathway, where students will work on a live fintech challenge; or, a start-up pathway, where students will form a viable venture pitch. There will also be an exciting opportunity to take part in an overseas trip to visit a leading European fintech hub (subject to students having an appropriate visa).
In addition to advanced quantitative topics such as machine learning and big data, students will encounter a strong focus on soft-skill development, including management and entrepreneurship, woven throughout the various programme modules. The MSc Financial Technology’s unique combination of hard financial skills and soft interpersonal capabilities will provide graduates with a rounded skillset valued by industry.