During this flexible, two-year course you will learn about the different areas of fintech and the implications of traditional financial services combining with emerging technologies. You will critically evaluate current and future fintech innovations, such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer models. You’ll also learn how to harness the potential of new technologies and collaborate with a range of specialists, in order to forge new opportunities across multiple channels.
You’ll learn about global fintech markets and the fintech legal and regulatory environment. You’ll also gain a solid insight into the financial services sector, contrasting traditional financial systems and services with current financial innovations.
The course will introduce you to computer programming and system engineering, giving you an essential toolkit for data analysis. You’ll also learn how to apply both classical and new statistical and machine learning methodologies, particularly in the areas of credit risk, portfolio optimisation and propensity modelling. You will gain hands-on experience in computer lab sessions and also apply your technical knowledge to the business world, evaluating opportunities for cryptoventures.
Big data and new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation bring with them new moral challenges. The course includes a module run by our specialist Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, providing you with the analytical and theoretical tools to intelligently deal with the ethical questions that arise from merging technology with the financial sector.
To demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained during the course, you will design and carry out your own research project, giving you the opportunity to apply your learning in the workplace and develop ideas and practical solutions to fintech problems in collaboration with your organisation / the financial services sector.
There will be opportunities to build connections with other professionals working in the fintech field, learning from and sharing with other participants through group work, facilitated discussions and forums.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Financial Technology MSc in the course catalogue
Financial Technology and Ethics
Legal, Regulatory and Security Issues in FinTech
Financial Technology and Markets
Applied Research Project
Learning from Data
Predictive Models in Financial and Banking Technologies
Learning and teaching
Designed to fit around the demands of your busy working life, teaching is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online learning. Face-to-face sessions are based in Leeds and will be scheduled in concentrated blocks of 3 or 4 days across the two-years.
Teaching is rooted in practice, connecting the theory with the real-world that you operate in. You’ll apply your learning in the workplace from day one, developing ideas and solutions to fintech problems in collaboration with your organisation and the financial services sector.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies outside of the classroom, enabling you to undertake independent learning at a time to suit you.
Assessments will allow students to demonstrate a range of skills including group working, report writing, formal presentations and written examinations.