Financial Technology MSc

Why choose this course?

This new course has been designed to prepare graduates and professionals with the skills needed to launch a career in FinTech or the financial services sector.

You will develop in-demand analytical and programming skills alongside a thorough understanding of key trends in financial technology such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and machine learning. With access to real-time financial data via our dedicated Bloomberg Trading Room, you will be taught by academics actively researching the FinTech sector along with industry experts to ensure your skills are at the forefront of this exciting sector.

The course includes a practical project which can either take the form of a professional consultancy project or your own fintech start-up or process efficiency solution, supported by our specialist innovation incubator, The Nest.

Please note: this course is subject to validation.

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 1 year September 2023
Full time 2 years including professional placement September 2023
Part time 2 years September 2023

Please note: this course is subject to validation.

Location Kingston Hill

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston Business School is one of only 5% of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB International. 
  • This course is taught by research-active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in financial technology.
  • We are ideally located close to central London, one of the world's leading FinTech hubs, where we have extensive industry connections which help students to secure professional placements.
  • You'll have the opportunity to enhance your learning and employability by gaining the Bloomberg Market Concepts certification.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Kingston Business School Accreditations

Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offering.

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What you will study

You will develop in-demand analytical and programming skills alongside a thorough understanding of key trends in financial technology such as blockchain, cryptocurrency and machine learning. With access to real-time financial data via our dedicated Bloomberg Trading Room, you will be taught by academics actively researching the FinTech sector along with industry experts to ensure your skills are at the forefront of this exciting sector.

The course includes a practical project which can either take the form of a professional consultancy project or your own fintech start-up or process efficiency solution, supported by our specialist innovation incubator, The Nest.

Example modules include:

  • Finance and Financial Markets
  • Programming and Big Data in Finance
  • FinTech, Funding and Strategy
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrncies
  • Machine Learning and FinTech Applications
  • RegTech and Ethics

After you graduate

This course will typically lead graduates to careers within finance, financial technology, financial services, compliance and quantitative analysis.

Entry requirements

Typical offer

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

If you do not have an honours degree you will need to provide evidence that you have satisfactory knowledge of relevant subjects. This could be an appropriate professional qualification, training, or work experience in a relevant field. Please contact the postgraduate admissions team to find out more.

Pre-Masters programme

If you don't meet these entry requirements, our Pre-Masters programme can prepare you for the course.

International

Please note: most students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area and classified as overseas fee paying, are not eligible to apply for part-time courses due to UK student visa regulations. For information on exceptions please visit the UKCISA website or email our CAS and Visa Compliance team.

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from recognised majority-English-speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Country-specific information

You will find more information on country-specific entry requirements in the International section of our website.

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Who teaches this course

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. The following group of staff members are currently involved in the delivery of different elements of this course. This pool is subject to change at any time within the academic year.

Fees for this course

2023/24 fees for this course

Tuition fees for this course to be confirmed.

Scholarships and bursaries

Kingston University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships, including:

If you are an international student, find out more about scholarships and bursaries.

We also offer the following discounts for Kingston University alumni:

Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.