|Duration||1 year full time|
Programme Director: Dr Jack Rogers
- Gain an education in finance, cyber security, artificial intelligence and economics so you can use technology to design and manage financial products and services
- Get ahead of the competition through an enhanced understanding of advancing technologies and business innovations, and explore this latest thinking with our FinTech Society
- Learn from existing expertise in Bitcoin and Blockchain at The University of Exeter Business School, alongside the University’s wider expertise in economics, finance, data science, cyber security and law.
- Develop practical skills like coding during our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of other innovative teaching methods
- Take part in group work throughout our modules to develop practical team working and employment ready skills
Triple accredited Business School
Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
10th for Economics in the Complete University Guide 2020
Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities
14th for Economics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
A 2:2 or equivalent from a recognised university, including at least one mathematical / quantitative module at 2:1 or equivalent.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.
English language requirements
Click 'Read more +' below to view IELTS, TOEFL IBT and Pearson Test of English language requirements.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements:
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time.
The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term to complete the practical Hackathon module. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
UK/EU fees per year:
International fees per year:
Global Excellence Scholarships are available for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate taught programmes starting in autumn 2020.
£1 million in scholarships available
We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2020. Please see our scholarships page for more information.
Teaching and research
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June
University of Exeter Business School research has global impact, with the majority of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.*
*Research Excellence Framework 2014
Our programmes are designed to be flexible, whilst also giving you the opportunity to specialise if you wish. You will explore not only traditional economic models, but the latest application of economy theory including behavioural and experimental economics, giving you course content that is world-relevant.
Each programme draws upon the internationally rated research undertaken within the department, and the experience of our academics in developing economic policy at organisations such as the Bank of England, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations.
We are a research-intensive faculty and our world-leading research is actively shaping the world around us, and we combine this with innovative teaching techniques, unique to our Business School. You can also participate in experiments contributing to this cutting-edge research through our state of the art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter).
You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.
The Business School is home to the following research centres:
- Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM)
- Exeter Centre for Social Networks (ECSN)
- Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL)
- Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX)
- Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP)
- Research Methods Centre
- Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC)
- The Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE)
Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.
This programme is ideal for students from a variety of backgrounds with mathematical / statistical experience, who are looking to launch a career in this exciting industry.
Careers in FinTech
In addition to the academic knowledge you will gain, you will develop the practical skills required including coding though our unique ‘Hackathon’ module and a variety of innovative teaching methods.
As a result, graduates can look to work in a diverse range of roles within:
- Banking and Finance
- Regulation Technology (RegTech)
- Strategic and security planning
- New ventures
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop the skills employers require. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.
Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities
Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:
- Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
- Fudan University School of Economics in China*
For more information on Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.
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