MSc in FinTech

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 1 years

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 15,000 / year

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This interdisciplinary course will be of interest to finance, computing and business graduates seeking to enter the fintech area; and industry professionals seeking to gain experience and exposure to the domain of financial technology and its associated areas of, for example, data analytics, electronic services, electronic cash, as well as related future and emerging technologies.

As a graduate of this course, you will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the core topics of fintech, including:

  • Compliance and data governance
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Quantitative modeling and simulation
  • Cybersecurity and IT Audit
  • Big Data Analytics
  • High level and deep financial analysis
  • Contemporary Research Topics

Program structure

  • Data analysis
  • Compliance and data governance
  • Financial markets
  • Information assurance and cybersecurity
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Contemporary issues in Fintech
  • Financial analytics

Elective Group 1:

  • Mass markets
  • Audit and digital forensics
  • Entrepreneurship in FinTech

Elective Group 2:

  • Industry-based research project
  • Research project

Admission requirements

A level 8 degree (award 2.2) or its equivalent in one or more of the following domains: computer science, finance, business, or economics. Related disciplines will also be considered. Please note that applicants who lack a clear financial and technology component may still be eligible, but will be subject to review.

The university operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme, which means that applicants who do not meet normal academic entry requirements can be considered based on relevant work or other experience. Non-English speaking applicants must demonstrate fluency in the English language as evidenced by an IELTS academic score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

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