MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)

Prepare for the financial sector of tomorrow at Manchester Met. Explore the latest in digital finance, blockchain, machine learning, and behavioural science.

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Overview

FinTech (financial technology) is disrupting and reshaping commerce. The term is applied anywhere technology is used to help companies manage the financial aspects of a business. It includes new software and applications, processes and business models.

In June 2017, Ernst and Young reported that FinTech had achieved initial mass adoption in most markets and will continue to gain momentum. In the UK, FinTech has been valued at around £7 billion by Deloitte, so it’s no surprise to see it in all major political parties’ economic strategies.

There’s never been a better time to build your expertise in this exciting and evolving area.

Understanding rapidly evolving financial markets

This course combines our expertise in finance, computing, risk and behavioural science. You’ll look at innovative technologies and the disruptive nature of FinTech business models.

We’ll show you how Fintech has combined finance and technology and is changing the way companies and consumers interact. You’ll also discover how it has affected the regulatory environment in which companies operate.

You’ll get to grips with different elements such as programming, business analytics, digital strategy, data science, strategy and risk in financial services.

Features and Benefits

  • Location – Manchester is one of the largest financial centres in Europe and home to major organisations and a thriving tech scene.
  • Innovative teaching – as part of the course, you’ll examine business models and technologies which are set to shape the global financial sector for decades to come.
  • Financial experts – learn from expert academics and leading professionals who advise organisations like AJ Bell, the United Nations, UEFA and the World Trade Organization.
  • Industry links and insight – learn from leading FinTech experts at guest lectures and network with employers at regular events.
  • Career support - throughout your studies, we’ll help you boost your employability and secure graduate employment through our Careers and Employability service.
"Manchester is a key part of the rapidly changing Fintech sector, particularly linked to blockchain." Hannah-Louise Holmes, Principal Lecturer.

Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements

"The course prepares you for the financial sector of tomorrow. You’ll explore the latest in digital finance, blockchain, machine learning and behavioural science."

Anna Hardy-Watmough, Principal Lecturer.

Career Prospects

The demand for FinTech is growing rapidly. Recent research shows employers need graduates with programming, data analytics and finance skills.

Our graduates use their skills and FinTech expertise in the financial services sector, either with innovative ‘disruptive’ technology companies and start-ups or within large banking institutions.

The Faculty of Business and Law’s Careers and Employability service is here to support you during your time here and up to three years after you graduate. They can help with everything from writing your CV to preparing for an interview.

To get ready for life as a graduate, you’ll also have the opportunity to build connections with employers through careers fairs, guest speakers and internships.

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of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 UK degree or international equivalent. There are no pre-requisites with regards to subjects studied.  Professional experience will also be considered for mature students.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

MEET THE EXPERTS

"There's a real benefit of studying Fintech at Manchester Metropolitan University. We're located right in the heart of the city centre, Manchester as part of the rapidly evolving fintech sector, particularly linked to blockchain.

 
Listen to what Hannah Holmes, Principal Lecturer, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…

Course details

Core units

Option units

Choose two from a list including: 

Please note: optional units are subject to demand and timetabling. 

Assessment weightings and contact hours

10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:

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Department of Accounting, Finance and Banking

Our Accounting, Finance and Banking Department is the largest provider of accountancy training in the North West of England.

The department offers extensive industry experience through active experts in their profession, with excellent relations across industry bodies and a collaborative approach to promoting critical thinking, employability, flexibility and professionalism.

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Taught by experts

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.

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Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1542 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2750 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

Additional costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses

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Alumni Loyalty Discount

Rewarding our graduates

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How to apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

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If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for postgraduate taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form. There are exceptions for some professional courses – the course information on our on-line prospectus will give you more information in these cases.

Please note: to apply for this course, you only need to provide one reference.

You can review our current Terms and Conditions before you make your application. If you are successful with your application, we will send you up to date information alongside your offer letter.

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Programme Review
Our programmes undergo an annual review and major review (normally at 6 year intervals) to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. For further information on when we may make changes to our programmes, please see the changes section of our Terms and Conditions.

Important Notice
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate. Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us to access the most up to date information for your chosen course of study.

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