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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Financial Services

Course type


Course Summary

In this digital world we do not simply use technology, we live it.

As a Financial Technology student studying at Kent Business School, get ahead of the competition by learning and developing a robust knowledge of fintech theories and methods and apply them practically to real world data. You learn not only the latest technological advancements in the field of finance, but those digital trends set to shape the future of business.

From Cryptocurrency, coding and artificial intelligence to smartphone use in banking and investments, this course gives graduates the edge to secure senior roles in rewarding fields including financial institutions, hedge funds, technology companies and start-ups.

Our MSc Financial Technology degree course

Studying Financial Technology, learn to critically evaluate and apply important topics in fintech including an overview of financial technology, financial risk management, digital derivatives, the foundations of finance, quantitative methods and programming for finance in Python.

Gain a competitive edge: industrial placement

Industrial placements are the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your opportunity to put taught skills into practise and develop a network of industry professionals.


This module provides a general introduction to the quantitative methods used in financial applications and topics may include: Statistical concepts, Probability distributions, Statistical inference, estimation and hypothesis testing, Correlation, spurious correlation and general dependence measures, Linear regression, Multiple linear regression, Logistic regression, Monte Carlo simulation, Modelling in Excel.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in areas such as the sciences, engineering, computing, maths, finance and/or business. Quants/programming based background is required. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and those without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

University information

The University of Kent is a leading international higher education institution, with a reputation for academic excellence and the unofficial title of the UK’s ‘European university’. With postgraduate centres in Paris and Brussels alongside the Canterbury and Medway main campuses, students will find that the university is the perfect place to sharpen their focus and broaden their horizons as they continue their studies. The university is...more