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Financial Technology MSc



What will I learn?

Recent development in big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and machine learning have fundamentally shifted the way in which financial institutions operate, innovate, strategies, and compete, allowing more financial transactions to be conducted online. In addition, Financial Technology (FinTech) start-ups are dealing with a range of consumer financial services, including mobile payments, (peer-to-peer) lending, and financial advice in the investment industry (robo-advisers).

Driven by this emerging trend, the demand for hybrid experts in both finance and technology has drastically increased. Our MSc Financial Technology provides progressive learning towards the frontiers of knowledge in finance, information technology, and how the two intertwine.

You will study modern finance theory, financial markets, information technology and its application in finance. This will help prepare you to become a hybrid expert in the finance and the technology industries, enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

Course content

The course is made up of 120 credits of core and optional taught modules, plus a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice.

You will take core modules relating to financial technology and choose from optional modules that allow you to focus on topics most closely associated to your career aspirations.


In the summer, you will undertake a dissertation, with one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor. You can use the dissertation to concentrate in-depth on a financial technology topic according to your individual interests and career goals. Alternatively, you can choose to work on a company-based dissertation, depending on the availability of suitable projects.

Which department am I in?

Nottingham University Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£28,000.00 (US$ 34,447) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 September 2023


Jubilee Campus

Wollaton Road,


NG8 1BB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students offering a Bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a Masters programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0. Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For international students

2:1 (or international equivalent) in economics, finance, accounting, business/management, computer science, maths, or engineering. IELTS - 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element); TOEFL (iBT) - 87 (with a minimum of 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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