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MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies

MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies

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Full time | Docklands Campus | 1 year | JAN-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Services Cryptography

Course type


Course Summary

The course will equip you with the computation, mathematical, business and financial views of Blockchain and financial technologies. After successfully completing the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as application of Blockchain and Financial technologies.

The MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies will offer a number of core modules including a dissertation and a limited number of optional modules to enable students who wish to pursue specialisms in areas such as Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, AI systems in finance, cyber security and data analytics in finance and businesses.

What You'll Learn

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis and oral presentations. The Research Dissertation is assessed on a final written report, a poster presentation and a practical component. You will receive detailed feedback on all assessment outlining strengths and areas of improvement. We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up to date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

How You'll Learn

Our specialist laboratories have everything you will need to develop a thorough critical understanding and gain valuable hands-on experience in a wide range of emerging technologies. You will learn to critically develop and evaluate information security policy and assess the effectiveness and improvement of information systems security within the financial systems.

Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you will be assigned a personal tutor, a course tutor and module tutors to oversee your progress. Dr Amin Karami, the programme leader, has a wide range of expertise in Big Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Cyber Security in both industry and academia.

This programme consists of four taught modules and an optional placement year. As a key element of this course you will be asked to complete a dissertation on a cutting-edge topic of your choice. Whatever topic you choose, your dissertation will make an active contribution to the field, providing you with excellent experience for a future career in Blockchain and Financial Technologies.


The aim of this module is to enable you to undertake a placement in a relevant industrial environment to develop their technical and professional skills, within a real work environment to compliment their programme of study.
Big Data Analytics - Core
Professional Life (Mental Wealth) - Core
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency - Core
Intelligent Systems - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

£14,760 is the fees given for September 2022 entry. The given fees are subject to change and it is a guide to the January 2022 entry.

Entry requirements

Students should have minimum 2.2 or above, in Computer Science (or equivalent degree with significant maths and computing content). We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

At UEL, 94% of the university’s research is considered to be of international standard (REF 2014). Plus, £250k is awarded each year for postgraduate scholarships, providing a 50% discount on taught postgraduate tuition fees. The university is based across two campuses in the thriving area of East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park on its doorstep while Docklands campus has its own train station. Together, they offer over £450 million of...more

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