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Full time | University of Liverpool | 12 months | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Financial Technology or FinTech is here to stay. For those seeking a career in financial services, or already experienced, the challenges and opportunities offered by recent global technological enhancements are profound.

Programme overview

This programme is neither exclusively quantitative or qualitative in nature, but rather has been carefully designed to provide you with a robust understanding of the commerciality as well as technological underpinnings of this evolving and multifaceted space.

The MSc Financial Technology will provide you with expert knowledge of both the academic and commercial aspects of this new world. We aim to future-proof your learning and employability across fields such as blockchain, digital banking, the future of global payments, cryptocurrencies, digital business strategy, big data, LawTech, programming with Python as well as the future of management.

Notwithstanding the above fields of study, you will receive rigorous training in research methods, ethics and, quantitative methods for managerial accounting and finance. You will have the opportunity to culminate this learning in your final dissertation at the end of the programme which may take the form of an academic empirical piece of work of your choosing, or instead be entrepreneurial and applied in scope through collaboration with companies already operating in the FinTech industry.

Career prospects

The MSc is designed to support career entry and development in the financial sectors in the world financial markets, government agencies, international financial agencies and higher education, amongst others. Some of our recent graduates now work in AEG, PwC, Bank of China, and the NHS. MSc Finance graduates go on to work in a variety of roles including, Investment Manager, Financial Advisor, Consultant, Contract Manager, Assurance Auditor, Financial Analyst, Asset Management Specialist, and Accountants.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£12,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£24,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in Finance, Accounting and Economics. Exceptional candidates with First Class Honours degrees in other subjects (with a significant component of finance) will be considered. A 2:1 degree from an approved university or a UK 2:1 or international equivalent for students with Bachelor’s degrees. Students who lack the usual academic qualifications but have appropriate professional qualifications (with good grades) will be considered individually on merit. Grades in modules relevant to Finance must average 2:1 (particular emphasis will be placed on final-year finance modules).

Department profile

Making a difference from an enterprising and vibrant world city of culture The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Students do not have to have an undergraduate qualification in management to apply. The School’s innovative teaching methods, research and industry- focused curriculum, paired with expert...more

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