The Financial Technology (FinTech) MSc is aimed at students who are looking to gain a broad yet thorough understanding of the financial technology sector. The course features an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum that helps students to develop the relevant hard and soft skills they will need for careers in FinTech.
In addition to traditional finance and IT programming skills, it integrates both real business and practical blended knowledge within the FinTech landscape and the hottest trends in technologies within the disruptive financial sector.
The course is perfect for any student looking for a master’s level FinTech course which is not only focused on technical computing/software engineering, but also incorporates elements of entrepreneurship, innovation, regulation, marketing and business strategy.
Extended Professional Practice
This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.
You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.
Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.
Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.
The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.
*internships may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.
Why Coventry University London?
We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.
On the MSc Financial Technology (FinTech) course, you will learn how to navigate the ever-changing world of FinTech – a world fuelled by constant technological advancements and cutting-edge innovations.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have been given the chance to learn everything you need to start a prosperous career in financial technology – equipped with a fundamental skillset that is in high demand in the FinTech industry. Not only should you have a strong understanding of traditional finance and IT programming (such as Python), but also a well-balanced critical awareness of macroeconomic, ethical and regulatory constraints and knowledge of the hottest industry trends.
In your second semester, you will be given the choice between two ‘pathways’ – Innovation and Enterprise and Quantitative Finance. Innovation and Enterprise will give you a chance to develop your leadership and management skills, which will be vital if you choose to start your own FinTech company. Quantitative Finance is for anyone who wishes to focus on the more financial and technical aspects of the industry.
Why choose this course?
This course is ideal if you are fascinated by technology, have an analytical mind and are willing to keep up to date with the latest financial advancements.
Technical competence is an intrinsic requirement of a career in FinTech, which is why we’ve embedded technological elements into every module. You’ll receive regular exposure to widely-used financial analysis software, including Bloomberg Terminals, S&P Capital IQ, SATA and Python, and will have access to economic and financial database services like Quandl and CRSP/WRDS.
You’ll study in the one square mile which makes up the world’s top financial city (2017). Since our campus is in the heart of London’s financial district, you’ll be in close proximity to the Silicon Roundabout and some of the biggest FinTech companies in the UK – including TransferWise and Monzo.
Your course is designed to ready you for the fast-paced but exhilarating world of financial technology. To help you prepare, the course includes real-life scenarios that will put your creative and problem solving abilities to the test.
This is a professionally focused course which has been devised in close collaboration with industry experts and informed by the advice of the highest-level practitioners in this field. There is also a strong focus on ethics and professional conduct.
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