CU London | Coventry University - Financial Technology (FinTech)

CU London | Coventry University

Financial Technology (FinTech)

Study an innovative and interdisciplinary course that aims to offer the most in-demand skills relevant in the FinTech industry to enable graduates to deliver meaningful social and economic impact.

FinTech is at the heart of the new digital ecosystem emerging across financial services. With the development of fast-growing financial technologies and the fact that businesses are becoming more consumer-oriented, there is a pressing need for experts who possess a wide range of FinTech skills.

  • Obtain the skills required in the intersection of financial services and technology in an ever-changing technology-driven and technology-enabled financial ecosystem.
  • Develop technical computing/software engineering skills by building end-to-end projects, alongside elements of entrepreneurship, innovation, regulation, critical thinking and decision making.
  • Choose to study our FinTech MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way (additional fees apply).

Entry Requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) in Finance, Economics, Computer Science or any other area with a strong quantitative background or equivalent is required.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required. If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Career Prospects

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Compare the main pillars of FinTech relating to the structure, transformation, disruption, risk, and regulations to better operationalize their current and possible future impacts on global financial services.
  • Evaluate current technological problems, developments, and/or new insights within the financial industry.
  • Argue about the economic, political, regulatory, and social environments in which FinTech operates and the ethical considerations embedded in these global and societal operations.
  • Evaluate various finance theories and techniques and practical skills of interpreting models to apply them to different asset classes in the context of FinTech.
  • Select sources and content of financial data and evidence and independently use appropriate programming, statistical, and econometrics skills for sound decision-making.

Course Details

This course’s teaching approach is shaped and driven by Coventry University London’s objective of “delivering career-ready, global enterprising graduates through a real business and professional experience that is tailored to your talents and future career ambitions”. The ability to understand the current state of the global FinTech market and apply relevant technical skills to create innovative solutions to real problems is the most desirable skill required to enter a career in the transforming and differentiating FinTech market. Today’s demanding labour markets, in the UK and internationally, require a number of other abilities and proficiencies. The ability to conduct sound research, computer literacy, capacity to use relevant software, professionalism and presentation skills are some of the attributes that our graduates will look to possess at the end of the course.

Year 1

FinTech Landscape and Transformations in Financial Services
Entrepreneurial Finance
Business Analytics and Python Programming
Risk and RegTech
Research Methods for Finance and Accounting
Artificial Intelligence in Finance
FinTech Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Machine Learning and Fintech Applications
Final Semester Project (for students studying MSc in Financial Technology)
Extended Professional Practice Projects (for students studying MSc in Financial Technology with Extended Professional Practice)

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