University of East London

MSc Blockchain and Financial Technology

The course will equip you with the computation, mathematical, business and financial views of Blockchain and financial technologies. After successfully completing the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as application of Blockchain and Financial technologies.

The MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies will offer a number of core modules including a dissertation and a limited number of optional modules to enable students who wish to pursue specialisms in areas such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, AI systems in finance, cyber security and data analytics in finance and businesses

Entry Requirements


Bachelor's degree 2.2 or above,  in Computer Science (or equivalent degree with significant maths and computing content).

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

English Language requirements

Overall IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading(or recognised equivalent)

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Our specialist laboratories have everything you will need to develop a thorough critical understanding and gain valuable hands-on experience in a wide range of emerging technologies. You will learn to critically develop and evaluate information security policy and assess the effectiveness and improvement of information systems security within the financial systems.

Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you will be assigned a personal tutor, a course tutor and module tutors to oversee your progress. Dr Amin Karami, the programme leader, has a wide range of expertise in Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Cyber Security in both industry and academia.

This programme consists of four taught modules and an optional placement year. As a key element of this course you will be asked to complete a dissertation on a cutting-edge topic of your choice. Whatever topic you choose, your dissertation will make an active contribution to the field, providing you with excellent experience for a future career in Blockchain and Financial Technologies.

Course Details

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam.

Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations.

The Research Dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component.

You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement.

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up to date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.


Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
Intelligent Systems
Security Management
Big Data Analytics
Professional Life (Mental Wealth)
Industrial Placement


Optional Short Placement

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