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MSc Financial Technology (Fintech)

MSc Financial Technology (Fintech)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Services Technology

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Course Summary


  • Gain an education in finance, cyber security, artificial intelligence?and economics so you can use technology to design and manage financial products and services
  • Get ahead of the competition through an enhanced understanding of advancing technologies and business innovations, and explore this latest thinking with our FinTech Society
  • Learn from existing expertise in Bitcoin and Blockchain at The University of Exeter Business School, alongside the University’s wider expertise in economics, finance, data science, cyber security and law.
  • Develop practical skills like coding during our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of other innovative teaching methods
  • Take part in group work throughout our modules to develop practical team working and employment ready skills.
  • Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB


Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds with mathematical / statistical experience, who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry.


This module provides you with a core foundational understanding of Financial Technology applications. You will start by learning a new taxonomy of disruptive innovations that are reshaping financial services created by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the financial services community, innovation community, academia and start-ups (see below). You will then examine how bitcoin, and hence all blockchain and smart contract applications work, which together with big data techniques and AI are utilised in FinTech. The theory behind how these systems work will be applied to real examples, allowing you as an entrepreneur to create your own specialised applications. By the end of these modules you will understand how, why, and when banks, financial institutions and other firms can benefit from using these technologies as a way of making payments more efficient, improving user experience, tokenising assets and setting up secure smart contracts. You will also have a basic understanding of how to code in HTML, javascript and Python.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or equivalent from a recognised university, including at least one mathematical / quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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