CU London | Coventry University - Financial Technology (FinTech) MSc

CU London | Coventry University

Financial Technology (FinTech) MSc

The Financial Technology (FinTech) MSc is aimed at students who are looking to gain a broad yet thorough understanding of the financial technology sector. The course features an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students to develop the relevant hard and soft skills they will need for careers in FinTech.

In addition to traditional finance and IT programming skills, it integrates both real business and practical blended knowledge within the FinTech landscape and the hottest trends in technologies within the disruptive financial sector.

The course is perfect for any student looking for a master’s level FinTech course which is not only focused on technical computing/software engineering, but also incorporates elements of entrepreneurship, innovation, regulation, marketing and business strategy.

Extended Professional Practice

This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.
You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.

Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.
Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.

The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent, from a quantitative subject such as finance, economics, mathematics, physics, statistics or engineering.

Applications from candidates with relevant industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent.

Career Prospects

The MSc Financial Technology (FinTech) will ensure students leave with the blend of technical and professional skills that are needed to start a successful career in the field.

You’ll leave with a set of vital skills – combining expertise in programming, data analysis and cyber security with highly developed creative, communicative and problem solving capabilities. 

Where our graduates work

Potential career options include: banking professional, innovation expert, entrepreneur, banking consultant, financial analyst, data scientist, corporate analyst, academic or even working within an international financial institution.

Course Details

On the MSc Financial Technology (FinTech) course, you will learn how to navigate the ever-changing world of FinTech – a world fuelled by constant technological advancements and cutting-edge innovations.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have been given the chance to learn everything you need to start a prosperous career in financial technology – equipped with a fundamental skillset that is in high demand in the FinTech industry. Not only should you have a strong understanding of traditional finance and IT programming (such as Python), but also a well-balanced critical awareness of macroeconomic, ethical and regulatory constraints and knowledge of the hottest industry trends.

In your second semester, you will be given the choice between two ‘pathways’ – Innovation and Enterprise and Quantitative Finance. Innovation and Enterprise will give you a chance to develop your leadership and management skills, which will be vital if you choose to start your own FinTech company. Quantitative Finance is for anyone who wishes to focus on the more financial and technical aspects of

The course is designed to imitate the high-pressure environment of a career in FinTech. It offers a mixture of soft and hard skills, which are explored through individual and group projects. These projects reflect real-life situations, challenging you to come up with practical solutions to theoretical problems. It also features valuable technical skills which will be vital in your career – including data analytics, Python programming and Artificial Intelligence.

FinTech Landscape and Transformations in Financial Services
Entrepreneurial Finance
Business Analytics and Python Programming
Risk & RegTech
Empirical Finance and Accounting Research Methods
Artificial Intelligence in Finance
FinTech Innovation and Enterprise pathway (option 1)
FinTech Quantative Finance pathway (option 2)

Final Term Project Options (without Extended Professional Practice)
FinTech Entrepreneurship

Extended Professional Practice
Postgraduate Professional Practice 1
Postgraduate Professional Practice 2
Postgraduate Professional Practice Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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