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Finance, Technology and Policy MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Market functions hold significant societal impacts and are vital for the development of transparent, informationally efficient and fair financial systems.

How well financial markets operate influences real-world issues, including job creation and credit approval.

Technology has fuelled the rise of ultra-fast high-tech, opaque trading venues and expanded access to financial services across the globe.

While there are positive aspects to these changes, the emergence of new technology-driven paradigms has also increased concerns about the integrity and fairness of financial systems.

Concurrently, the pace of technological transformation in financial services and markets has led to the emergence of a knowledge gap in the fast-growing intersection between finance and technology.

The first programme of its kind in the world, our MSc in Finance, Technology and Policy was developed as an interdisciplinary response to this knowledge gap and as a platform to evaluate and debate the impact of technology on the financial services industry and financial markets.

Career opportunities

MSc Finance, Technology and Policy provides training for pursuing careers in the industry/private (including voluntary) sector, public sector and further study or employment in academic institutions.

Modules

The course provides an overview of the valuation of financial assets in the Information age. It is organised in three parts. It first introduces the concept of measurement and how accounting information is used to assess the value of financial instruments. It then distinguishes between relative and absolute methods to determine the value of financial assets. Finally, it delves into a range of valuation tools and techniques.
Perspectives on Financial Innovation: Markets, Technologies, and Policies (CMSE11496) (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

26,300

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

34,700

Entry requirements

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. An undergraduate honours degree in finance, economics, engineering or informatics is normally required. Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in other disciplines will be considered on an individual basis if some level of finance/economics/informatics content formed part of the degree and you can demonstrate a high level of quantitative ability through your degree results. Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but have relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but who have relevant professional qualifications will be given due consideration on an individual basis.

Department profile

The triple-accredited University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, opening the doors to our first cohort of students in October 1919. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are...more

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