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Financial Technology (FinTech) Distance Learning

Financial Technology (FinTech) Distance Learning

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Distance without attendance


2 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Services Educational Technology

Course type


Course Summary

Financial Technology (FinTech) is one of the major revolutions in financial markets, with technology enhancing or replacing traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial activities.

Investment in the FinTech sector is rapidly increasing, and the FinTech industry, especially start-ups, faces technological, legal and regulatory challenges and unexpected events. Therefore, FinTech professionals are required to have analytical and critical thinking skills which help them find creative solutions to such problems.

This new MSc degree in FinTech will equip you with the tech skills, finance skills, and soft skills you'll need to build a career in the rapidly expanding financial technology field. As a graduate you will have the knowledge and understanding required to respond to the evolving requirements of employers within the wide range of industries related to financial technology.

This programme is studied via Distance Learning. There is also a full-time version of the course based at the University of Bradford City Campus.

Career prospects

In recent years investment in the FinTech sector has remarkably increased. According to KPMG (2019), global investment in FinTech companies hit $111.8 billion with 2,196 deals in 2018, which is almost double than 2017 in terms of volume of transaction. Also, the UK’s investment increased to $20.7B, up from $5.6B in 2017, accounted for the majority of FinTech funding for Europe.

FinTech has dramatically changed the financial service landscape. Financial institutions including banks are now offering an array of digital self-services, such as online banking and trading apps as well as digital tools for financial planning via social media and smartphones. Therefore, it is crucial for company’s personnel to stay up-to-date and relevant with cutting-edge technologies.


This module aims to provide students with knowledge of machine learning using well-known programming language, Python. More specifically, students will learn about the purpose of Machine Learning and where it applies to the real world of finance. Also, through this immersive, hands-on module, students will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamentals of AI and machine learning such as supervised vs unsupervised learning, model evaluation and Machine Learning algorithms, and how they apply to financial functions such as classification, lending processes, portfolio management, risk management, regulatory compliance and beyond.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in any subject. Work experience is not required. Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be considered where they have relevant work experience (minimum 3 years full-time), and will be assessed on an interview basis.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more

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